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Author: Adil Najam

1. Description

This class is the second part of our ‘case study’ class. In this class we discuss various international trade negotiations. In particular this includes the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations (but is not restricted to it). The students are encouraged to bring in their own case examples in addition to the ones discussed in the readings. A key theme of this class is to explore how issues of ‘economic politics’ are discussed in the international arena, particularly in the WTO, and also with the inclusion of business as a negotiation actor.

2. Ancillary Material

2.1. Readings

2.1.1. Required

  • David Metcalfe. 2000. “The OECD Agreement to Criminalize Bribery: A Negotiation Analytic Perspective.” In International Negotiations, 5(1): 129-155.
  • Fen Osler Hampson (by Michael Hart). 1999. “The 1947-1948 United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment.” Chapter 6 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 125-167. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson (by Michael Hart). 1999. “The GATT Uruguay Round 1986-1993: The Setting and the Players.” Chapter 7 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 168-201. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fen Osler Hampson (by Michael Hart). 1999. “The GATT Uruguay Round 1986-1993: The Negotiations.” Chapter 8 in Multilateral Negotiations. Pages 202-253. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Adil Najam and Nick Robins. 2001. “Seizing the Future: The South, Sustainable Development and International Trade.” International Affairs, 77(1): 49-68.
  • Adil Najam. 2000. “Trade and Environment After Seattle: A Negotiating Agenda for the South.” Journal of Environment and Development, 9(4): 405-425.