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Giganters Kamp - en undersökning av konfliktlösning och förhandling i handelskonflikter

Johannesson, Fredrik (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper is an attempt to distinguish the specifics of the conflict resolution process and the negotiations during trade conflicts. First of all, this kind of conflict almost always contains some kind of protectionism which doesn?t make sense economically. Imposing trade-barriers decrease the overall welfare of your own nation and the only winner is the protected sector. These policies can be introduced since the political pressure from threatened industries is usually much stronger than the pressure from the consumers who will bear the burden of protectionism. The negotiations in economic conflicts are also constrained by the rules of the WTO, which are negotiated multilaterally and therefore not possible for the negotiators in a... (More)
This paper is an attempt to distinguish the specifics of the conflict resolution process and the negotiations during trade conflicts. First of all, this kind of conflict almost always contains some kind of protectionism which doesn?t make sense economically. Imposing trade-barriers decrease the overall welfare of your own nation and the only winner is the protected sector. These policies can be introduced since the political pressure from threatened industries is usually much stronger than the pressure from the consumers who will bear the burden of protectionism. The negotiations in economic conflicts are also constrained by the rules of the WTO, which are negotiated multilaterally and therefore not possible for the negotiators in a certain trade conflict to change. The paper also includes a presentation of five different cases of trade conflict between the US and the EU. They all show different aspects of protectionism and the boundaries that the negotiations are conducted within. They also show that with the current WTO dispute settlement system only large, powerful economies can hope to initiate and win a trade-war. (Less)
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author
Johannesson, Fredrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Trade conflict, Negotiations, US, EU, Protectionism, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1328391
date added to LUP
2006-02-10
date last changed
2006-02-10
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  abstract     = {This paper is an attempt to distinguish the specifics of the conflict resolution process and the negotiations during trade conflicts. First of all, this kind of conflict almost always contains some kind of protectionism which doesn?t make sense economically. Imposing trade-barriers decrease the overall welfare of your own nation and the only winner is the protected sector. These policies can be introduced since the political pressure from threatened industries is usually much stronger than the pressure from the consumers who will bear the burden of protectionism. The negotiations in economic conflicts are also constrained by the rules of the WTO, which are negotiated multilaterally and therefore not possible for the negotiators in a certain trade conflict to change. The paper also includes a presentation of five different cases of trade conflict between the US and the EU. They all show different aspects of protectionism and the boundaries that the negotiations are conducted within. They also show that with the current WTO dispute settlement system only large, powerful economies can hope to initiate and win a trade-war.},
  author       = {Johannesson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Trade conflict,Negotiations,US,EU,Protectionism,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Giganters Kamp - en undersökning av konfliktlösning och förhandling i handelskonflikter},
  year         = {2006},
}