Of Haves and Have-Nots: A Review of Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trade Regime: The Failure and Promise of the WTO’s Development Mission

Trade, Law and Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 242, 2011

26 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last revised: 24 Apr 2012

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Gregory W. Bowman

West Virginia University College of Law

Date Written: August 15, 2011

Abstract

The subject of international trade, with its many promises and perils, has spawned a vast body of literature. In “Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trade Regime: The Failure and Promise of the WTO’s Development Mission,” Dr. Donatella Alessandrini reviews the international development efforts of the past century and presents a Marxist narrative of how developing countries have been disadvantaged by the multilateral trade regime.

This book review evaluates Alessandrini’s historical narrative and critique, and also discusses several other possible narratives (which are not explored in the book) that both could complement Alessandrini’s existing narrative and serve as avenues for further analysis and exploration of developing countries within the international trade regime.

Keywords: International Trade, WTO, Development, Developing Countries, Fair Trade, Multilateral Trade

JEL Classification: F02, F10, O19

Suggested Citation

Bowman, Gregory W., Of Haves and Have-Nots: A Review of Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trade Regime: The Failure and Promise of the WTO’s Development Mission (August 15, 2011). Trade, Law and Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 242, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1910363

Gregory W. Bowman (Contact Author)

West Virginia University College of Law ( email )

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Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26506
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