Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Who's Afraid of the WTO?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kent Jones

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166163

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166163.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 May 2021

Flashpoint Trade

Flashpoint Trade

The WTO under Fire

(p.15) 1 Flashpoint Trade
Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Kent Jones

Oxford University Press

This chapter contains a review of the issues raised at the WTO ministerial meeting in Seattle, including those presented loudly out on the streets and those that emerged more quietly within the meeting itself. Much of the protest on the street in Seattle—and most of the consternation among the delegates inside the meeting rooms—could be traced to specific aspects of certain trade agreements concluded in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations, which had lasted from 1986 to 1994. The dissenters charged that the WTO system prevents governments from protecting the interests of working people displaced by import competition; favors open markets over environmental protection, labor standards, and human rights; tramples upon its member's sovereignty; is undemocratic; and internal governance tends to concentrate power among a small group of developed countries, to the detriment of less developed country interests.

Keywords:   WTO ministerial meeting, Seattle, Uruguay Round, developed countries, trade agreements

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .