Sugar: Refined Power in a Global Regime

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byBen Richardson

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Sugar is a commonplace product with a complex background, mainly because of the high degree of protectionism given to the industry and the benefits of ensuring domestic producers stay in business. This book asks why there are such disagreements over trade policy, who profits within the current regime, and where power ultimately lies.

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Sugar is a commonplace product with a complex background, mainly because of the high degree of protectionism given to the industry and the benefits of ensuring domestic producers stay in business. This book asks why there are such disagreements over trade policy, who profits within the current regime, and where power ultimately lies.

BEN RICHARDSON is the UK representative of the campaign group Ethical Sugar and currently working as an agricultural policy officer in Zambia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.85 × 5.71 × 0.76 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Conceptualising Power in the World Economy: Reviving Regimes in IPE Theory
From a Colonial to a National Regime, 1500-1945
Imminent Crisis and the Embryonic Global Regime, 1945-1994
Restructuring in the EU-ACP: Out of the Strong There Came Forth Sweetness
US Under Stress: Free Trade and Fracture in the National Regime?
Antinomies in Asia: Political Conflicts in Protected Markets
The End Game of the Global Regime: A False Promise of Free Markets
Conclusion
Bibliography
Notes
Index