Continuing globalization has meant the increased development and importance of regional and international trade organizations and trade agreements. This Dictionary provides a 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, discusses 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