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The Geneva Consensus: Making Trade Work for All

ISBN13: 9781107053069
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £58.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107664159

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As Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy chaired the Doha Round of negotiations and witnessed a rapidly changing international trade environment. In his first book since leaving the WTO, Lamy reflects on his time there and outlines his views on the significance of open trade in generating global economic growth, reducing poverty and creating jobs around the world. He argues that trade can only act as a motor for growth if the correct mix of domestic and international economic and social policies is in place. This approach - the 'Geneva Consensus' - requires deeper cooperation and policy coherence between the international organizations active in setting international economic, social and political policies. The Geneva Consensus describes the ongoing efforts to put this into effect, calling for more effective global governance to tackle the challenges of globalization. It also examines relationships between trade and the key social, economic and political issues of our time.

International Trade
1. Harnessing globalization amid the crisis facing multilateralism
2. The changing face of trade
3. Helping the poorest up the prosperity ladder
4. Trade: friend not foe of the environment
5. Trading towards global food security
6. Trade can contribute towards better health
7. Trade and labour: separated at birth but still connected
8. Trade and energy: the case for a greater WTO role
9. Trade and currencies: trading community seeks greater currency stability
10. Trade and competition: fairer competition makes for fairer trade
11. Trade and human rights: a case of misplaced suspicion
12. Last but not least: the Doha Round.