Globalizing the GATT: The Soviet Union's Successor States, Eastern Europe, and the International Trading System (Paperback)Leah A. Haus (author)
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Drawing on documentary sources and extensive interviews with former and current officials from the European Community, the GATT secretariat, Hungary, Poland, and the Untied States, the author traces the historical origins and evolution of the Soviet and Eastern European countries' relations with the GATT from the 1940s to the present.
Haus demonstrates that economic issues have been less relevant to these negotiations than might be expected, because Western political-security concerns have predominated in the past. Strategic political objectives have driven Western policies when determining whether an eastern European country could affiliate with the GATT.
Haus shows that trade policy issues generally surfaced when strategic political objectives dictated cooperation with an eastern European country, and in these cases the negotiations became enmeshed in broader West-West conflicts over multilateral and bilateral trade practices.
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
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