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Fighting the Wrong Enemy : Antiglobal Activists and Multinational Enterprises :  Antiglobal Activists and Multinational Enterprises - Edward Graham

Fighting the Wrong Enemy : Antiglobal Activists and Multinational Enterprises

Antiglobal Activists and Multinational Enterprises

Paperback Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780881322729
Number Of Pages: 262
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Antiglobalist forces have been gaining greater momentum in recent years in their efforts to reverse what they view as the negative effects of an integrating global economy. Their influence was felt earlier when efforts to create a Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) ended in failure in 1998 after France left the bargaining table at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, effectively killing the initiative. In this book, through an evaluation of the MAI itself and the issues raised by its opponents, Edward M. Graham takes a fresh look at the growing backlash against globalization.

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This volume can occupy a pivotal place in setting the terms for discussion of foreign direct investment and globalization. -- Theodore H. Moran, director and Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy, Georgetown University [Graham's book] demolishes many of the [antiglobalist] arguments, including the claims that foreign direct investment results in job losses at home and drives down labor, environmental, and wage standards everywhere. Time Magazine (Europe Edition) [A] brilliant picture of two world views in conflict that has lessons for everyone interested in governance and public affairs. -- Tom Spencer, retired member of European Parliament Journal of Public Affairs

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Dog That Did Not Barkp. 1
FDI and Its Benefitsp. 3
The MAI Negotiations Falterp. 7
The Negotiations Failp. 10
An Economic Autopsy of the MAIp. 12
The MAI and the Politics of Failure: Who Killed the Dog?p. 15
The MAI Is Conceivedp. 20
Deep Internal Difficulties Emergep. 25
The NGOs Enter the Stagep. 35
The Cavalry That Did Not Arrivep. 49
Dissecting the MAIp. 51
The Structure of the MAIp. 54
Goals, Scope, and Applicationsp. 55
Obligations of Host Countriesp. 57
Dispute Settlement Proceduresp. 74
Exceptions, Safeguards, and Reservationsp. 78
The Mouse That Might Have Roared?p. 80
Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment, and Laborp. 81
Direct Investment and Wages in Developing Countriesp. 84
Globalization and the Sweatshop Issuep. 99
US Direct Investment Abroad and Employment in the United Statesp. 106
Does Globalization Reduce Workers' Bargaining Power?p. 125
Summary and Conclusionp. 129
Globalization, Foreign Direct Investment, and the Environmentp. 131
The Environmental Impact of Globalization and Growthp. 134
Foreign Investment: Can It Be Made Part of the Solution to the Environmental Problem?p. 148
Toward Global Rules That Are Environmentally Friendlyp. 158
Conclusionp. 161
The MAI and the Developing Countriesp. 165
The Changing Position of Developing Countries on Foreign Direct Investmentp. 167
Changing Attitudes Toward Multilateral Rule Makingp. 173
Developing Countries and the Provisions of the MAIp. 175
Is There a Deal Breaker?p. 183
Is Any Negotiation on Investment Between Developing and Developed Countried Doomed to Failure?p. 184
Where Does the Multilateral Investment Agenda Go From Here?p. 185
Arguments For and Against Multilateral Investment Rulesp. 186
Is There a Constituency for Multilateral Investment Rules?p. 190
A Comprehensive WTO Investment Agreement: A Bridge Too Far?p. 198
Productivity and Wage Determinationp. 201
Is Foreign Direct Investment a Complement to Trade?p. 207
Referencesp. 213
Indexp. 223
Tables
Annual Compensation per worker by foreign affiliates and parent companies of US multinational corporations, by industry, 1996p. 92
Average compensation paid by foreign affiliates and average domestic manufacturing wage, by host-country income, 1994p. 94
US direct investment position abroad by host-country income, 1997p. 107
Countries in the sample by income category in 1985 and 1995p. 108
Net fixed assets of foreign manufacturing affiliates of US multinational corporations and of US manufacturing firms, by host-country income, 1996p. 114
US FDI and US unemploymentp. 116
Trade in goods among foreign affiliates, their US parents, and unaffiliated firms by host-country income, 1995p. 118
Coefficients indicating relationship between US exports or imports of manufactured goods and US direct investment abroadp. 120
FDI-related activities and tradep. 212
Figures
Outflows of US foreign direct investment by host-country income (1995 income categories)p. 109
Shares of US foreign direct investment outflows by host-country income (1995 income categories)p. 109
Outflows of US foreign direct investment by host-country income (1985 income categories)p. 110
Shares of US foreign direct investment by host-country income (1985 income categories)p. 110
Outflows of US equity capital by hot-country income (1995 income categories)p. 111
Shares of US equity capital outflows by host-country income (1995 income categories)p. 112
Outflows of US equity by host-country income (1985 income categories)p. 112
Shares of US equity capital outflows by host-country income (1985 income categories)p. 113
Income and pollutionp. 138
The optimum level of pollution controlp. 151
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ISBN: 9780881322729
ISBN-10: 0881322725
Series: Praeger Special Studies in U.S, Economic, Social, and Political Issues
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 2000
Publisher: The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25

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