Poverty and Trade : Books

There are 14 documents in this section.

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  • Hungry for Trade

    9 May 2002

    He begins with the débâcle of the WTO Conference in Seattle in 1999. That provides a base for his argument that the fundamental need of our time for the poor of the world is food security. Far from increasing food security, the liberalisation of trade has undermined it.

  • Localization

    8 May 2002

    Globalization is not inevitable. Localization is a better alternative. This is the book's message. "Politicians and business leaders tell us that globalization is inevitable", says Colin Hines, "but the consequences of globalization undermine local livelihoods, social fabric and spoil the environment".

  • Trade for life

    8 May 2002

    The global trading system works well for most people in the Western world, providing a wide choice of goods and services at reasonable prices. But the same system is seriously and brutally failing the poor. This excellent well-researched book from Christian Aid explains why. And it has positive ideas as to how the system can be changed.

  • Private Planet

    8 May 2002

    A transfer of power from citizens to undemocratic institutions and private corporations is taking place all over the world - by stealth, says David Cromwell.

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