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The New Politics of American Trade : Trade, Labor and the Environment :  Trade, Labor and the Environment - I. M. Destler

The New Politics of American Trade : Trade, Labor and the Environment

Trade, Labor and the Environment

Paperback Published: 1999
ISBN: 9780881322699
Number Of Pages: 66
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This 1999 supplement to the Institute's 3rd edition of American Trade Politics reexamines the landscape of trade politics. It shows how trade advocates and labor and environmental skeptics differ significantly in both their substantive views and their political and organizational cultures. The authors demonstrate how this new challenge differs from that of traditional trade protectionism, likening it instead to the debate a century ago over whether and how to regulate American capitalism for social purposes. The analysis leads to a set of recommendations aimed at constructive compromise and a new political foundation for US trade policy leadership.

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Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Same Old Story?p. 1
Suddenly, Stalematep. 5
The Trade Policymaking System, 1934-94p. 6
The Rise of "Trade and ..."p. 9
Trade and Laborp. 15
Evolution of Labor's Positionp. 15
The Trade Threat Crystallizes: NAFTAp. 19
The Campaign for Worker Rightsp. 21
Trade and the Environmentp. 25
Environmental Arguments for and against Liberalized Tradep. 26
Environmental NGOs' Positions on NAFTA and Fast Trackp. 29
The Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)p. 33
The Tuna-Dolphin, Shrimp-Turtle, and MMT Decisionsp. 35
Potential for Environmental Support of Fast-Track Reauthorizationp. 36
The New Trade Politics Kaleidoscopep. 39
Ambivalent President, Fractious Congressp. 40
Critics Emboldened, Backers Frustratedp. 41
Cracks among the Critics?p. 42
The Larger, Structural Challengep. 45
A Constructive Compromise?p. 49
Competing Worldviewsp. 51
Compatible Goals, Tension over Meansp. 53
Three Possible Futuresp. 54
A National Commitment to Enhanced Labor and Environmental Standardsp. 56
Steps to Reinforce the Social Compact at Homep. 56
Making the Trade Regime More Labor/Environment-Friendlyp. 57
Further Measures within the WTO Framework?p. 61
The Need for Balance and Stagingp. 63
Conclusionp. 65
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ISBN: 9780881322699
ISBN-10: 0881322695
Series: Policy Analyses in International Economics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 66
Published: 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.19  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.18