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A Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements

1st Edition

By Patrick Holden


316 pages

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Continuing globalization has meant the increased development and importance of regional and international trade organizations and trade agreements. This Dictionary gives background to the historical development of such systems, as well as giving a global overview of the current situation.

The introduction, as well as explaining the historical background, also features discussion of the major political and economic ideas and controversies, and analyses the current dynamic between international and regional trade organizations.

Impartial analysis and up-to-date information is given in a concise way, detailing:

  • major international, regional and bilateral trade agreements and organizations
  • other national and international organizations involved in trade
  • core concepts/theories in relation to international economics/development and international co-operation
  • major trade negotiations and disputes
  • other topics of importance, such as globalization.

Entries are listed alphabetically, and fully cross-referenced for ease of use.

Entries include: Africa Trade Network, Bretton Woods, China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, Dumping, Globalization, Mercosur, Pan-Arab Free Trade Area, Treaty of Nice, World Bank, WTO Secretariat and WWF


"I would recommend it as a first port of call for information in international trade and economics" - Reference Reviews

Table of Contents

Entries in the following themes: 1. Multilateral international trade organizations 2. Multilateral international trade agreements/treaties 3. Regional trade organizations Regional trade agreements/treaties 4. Major bilateral trade agreements (only the most significant) 5. Important non-governmental organizations involved in international trade issues 6. Major international trade disputes 7. Major trade negotiation rounds 8. Key legal and technical terms 9. Key economic and development theories/debates regarding international trade 10. Key International Relations/International Political Economy theories regarding international trade and international organisations

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
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