First published in 1993, this title explores the underlying ideologies and decision-making procedures that codify the rules of the post-World War II liberal, now defunct Soviet socialist, mercantilist and South preferential trade regimes. Food Fights presents a rich case study and rigorous data analysis of organised agrictultural trade that uncovers similarities between these diverse economic systems and identifies the principle trends governing the new global economy.
'Food Fights breaks new ground in the tradition of the reflective analyses of international institutions' - Hayward Alker, Massachusettes Institute of Technology
1. Introduction 2. Dominant Regimes of the Pre-Perestroika Era: Post-World War II Liberal and Soviet Socialist Trade 3. The Challengers: Mercantilist and South Preferential Trade Regimes 4. Sugar Trade: Contention over Rules 5. Regimes and Trade Problems: Looking at Cases 6. Order and Disorder in the World of Trade and Trade Disputes: Regime Explanations