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Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Kent Jones

Abstract

Who is afraid of the WTO, the World Trade Organization? The list is long and varied. Many workers—and the unions that represent them—claim that WTO agreements increase import competition and threaten their jobs. Environmentalists accuse the WTO of encouraging pollution and preventing governments from defending national environmental standards. Human rights advocates block efforts to impose trade sanctions in defense of human rights. While anti-capitalist protesters regard the WTO as a tool of big business—particularly of multinational corporations—other critics charge the WTO with damaging the ... More

Keywords: World Trade Organization, workers, unions, WTO agreements, import competition, jobs, environmentalists, pollution, human rights, trade sanctions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kent Jones, author