Week 6 – The Battle in Seattle

In this session we will explore international trade and in particular the World Trade Organisation against the backdrop of the collapse of the 1999 Ministerial in Seattle, WA.

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Required Readings

Chapter 6 of O’Brien and Williams

Chapter 5 of Ravenhill

Rorden Wilkinson, “The World Trade Organization”, New Political Economy, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2002), pp.129-141.

Philip McMichael, “Sleepless since Seattle: What is the WTO about?” Review of International Political Economy, 7/3 (2000): 466-474

Recommended Readings

Chapter 12 of Chang

Helen V. Milner, “International Trade,” in Handbook of International Relations, 447-461. (2002)

John H Jackson, “The Case of the World Trade Organization”, International Affairs, Vol.84, No.3 (2008), pp.437-454.

Robert Hunter Wade, “What strategies are viable for developing countries today? The World Trade Organization and the shrinking of ‘development space’,” Review of International Political Economy 10, no. 4 (2003): 621-644.

Robert Wolfe, “Crossing the river by feeling the stones: Where the WTO is going after Seattle, Doha and Cancun” Review of International Political Economy, Vol.11, No.3, pp.574-96.

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