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Sufficient Efficiency? - A study on the World Trade Organization, The Doha Round and Agricultural Trade Issues in Developing Countries

Andersson, Astrid (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2001 the Doha Round Talks was initiated by the World Trade Organization. Development was the overarching goal. For several developing countries with a comparative advantage in agriculture, trade with such products is seen as essential to economic growth and thus development. In order to spur this development it appears to be particularly important that developing countries have increased access to developed countries agricultural markets. During the Doha round, negotiations pertaining to agriculture have been held on a continuous basis. Throughout these negotiations there have been both points of agreement and contention amongst the organization's members. Furthermore the WTO's wealthiest members appear to be time-consuming laggards who... (More)
In 2001 the Doha Round Talks was initiated by the World Trade Organization. Development was the overarching goal. For several developing countries with a comparative advantage in agriculture, trade with such products is seen as essential to economic growth and thus development. In order to spur this development it appears to be particularly important that developing countries have increased access to developed countries agricultural markets. During the Doha round, negotiations pertaining to agriculture have been held on a continuous basis. Throughout these negotiations there have been both points of agreement and contention amongst the organization's members. Furthermore the WTO's wealthiest members appear to be time-consuming laggards who slow down the process of reaching a conclusive agreement. Developing countries seem to be leaders but appear dependent on the more powerful laggards. The round has yet to be concluded, therefore the WTO's efficiency to deal with issues relating to agricultural trade in developing countries is questionable. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Astrid
supervisor
organization
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
The Doha Round, World Trade Organization, Agriculture, Developing Countries, Efficiency, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1317408
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
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2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {In 2001 the Doha Round Talks was initiated by the World Trade Organization. Development was the overarching goal. For several developing countries with a comparative advantage in agriculture, trade with such products is seen as essential to economic growth and thus development. In order to spur this development it appears to be particularly important that developing countries have increased access to developed countries agricultural markets. During the Doha round, negotiations pertaining to agriculture have been held on a continuous basis. Throughout these negotiations there have been both points of agreement and contention amongst the organization's members. Furthermore the WTO's wealthiest members appear to be time-consuming laggards who slow down the process of reaching a conclusive agreement. Developing countries seem to be leaders but appear dependent on the more powerful laggards. The round has yet to be concluded, therefore the WTO's efficiency to deal with issues relating to agricultural trade in developing countries is questionable.},
  author       = {Andersson, Astrid},
  keyword      = {The Doha Round,World Trade Organization,Agriculture,Developing Countries,Efficiency,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sufficient Efficiency? - A study on the World Trade Organization, The Doha Round and Agricultural Trade Issues in Developing Countries},
  year         = {2008},
}