Developing Countries And The Doha Development Agenda Of The Wto by Pitou Van DijckDeveloping Countries And The Doha Development Agenda Of The Wto by Pitou Van Dijck

Developing Countries And The Doha Development Agenda Of The Wto

EditorPitou Van Dijck, Gerrit Faber

Paperback | January 18, 2014

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The Doha Development Agenda held the promise of substantial gains for developing countries. However, the realization of these gains is far from obvious: the interests of various groups of countries differ greatly and technical complexities have hampered further progress since the very start of the negotiations.

Against the background of the agenda of the present trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization and its slow progress, this enlightening book outlines the positions of the main players. Its central focus is to analyze the main effects of these positions and to find a way to complete the Doha Round so a meaningful contribution to its main objective i.e. development, is made. Key issues discussed include:

  • the rise of the G20 group of developing countries led by Brazil, China and India
  • the reasons for the failure of the WTO Ministerial Conference at Canc'n in 2003
  • the prospects for the poorer developing countries - with emphasis on Africa in particular.

This timely and topical book enables the reader to monitor and evaluate the ongoing negotiations in the DDA, and is a natural follow-up to the bestselling 2001 Routledge titleWorld Trade Organization Millennium Roundedited by Deutsch and Speyer.

Gerrit Faberis Associate Professor in international economics at the Utrecht School of Economics.Pitou van Dijckis Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam's Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA)
Title:Developing Countries And The Doha Development Agenda Of The WtoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:January 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415647185

ISBN - 13:9780415647182


Table of Contents

Preface.  Notes on the Contributors.  List of Tables and Boxes.  List of Figures.  List of Abbreviations.  1. The Doha Development Agenda: Ambitions and Achievements  2. Global Trade Reform and the Doha Development Agenda  3. Modelling Global Trade Reform: Some Reflections  4. Market Access and the Modelling of Global Trade Reform: A Comment  5. Services and the Doha Development Agenda: Southern Perspectives  6. Improving Special and Differential Treatment: Some Proposals  7. The Role of the G-20  8. Minimum Conditions for a Package Deal - An African Perspective  9. Towards a Development Round.  Index.