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India in the Doha Development Round

Rosell, Christoffer LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis attempts to answer the question why there was a breakdown in
talks between India and the USA over the issue Special Safeguard Mechanism
(SSM), at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva in July 2008. This is done
through Robert Putnams’ two-level game framework, which is applied to the
interplay between India’s diplomacy and domestic politics.
The thesis concludes that the underdeveloped agriulture and the poverty of the
farmers in India, together with the persistence of developed countries’ agriultural
subsidies, made further Indian concessions on the mentioned issue impossible.
This suggests that the developed world misjudged Indian resolve in the
negotiations and has paid too little attention to the... (More)
This thesis attempts to answer the question why there was a breakdown in
talks between India and the USA over the issue Special Safeguard Mechanism
(SSM), at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva in July 2008. This is done
through Robert Putnams’ two-level game framework, which is applied to the
interplay between India’s diplomacy and domestic politics.
The thesis concludes that the underdeveloped agriulture and the poverty of the
farmers in India, together with the persistence of developed countries’ agriultural
subsidies, made further Indian concessions on the mentioned issue impossible.
This suggests that the developed world misjudged Indian resolve in the
negotiations and has paid too little attention to the situation of Indian farmers.
Towards the end it is argued that the developed countries must adress Indian
concerns and phase out their agricultural subsidies if a future multilateral free
trade agreement is to be reached. (Less)
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author
Rosell, Christoffer LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A two-level game analysis of its position on the Special Safeguard Mechanism issue
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
the doha round, foreign policy, Key words: trade policy, two-level game Words: 10.076, negotiations, diplomacy, India
language
English
id
1405307
date added to LUP
2009-09-21 08:27:27
date last changed
2009-09-21 08:27:27
@misc{1405307,
  abstract     = {This thesis attempts to answer the question why there was a breakdown in 
talks between India and the USA over the issue Special Safeguard Mechanism 
(SSM), at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva in July 2008. This is done 
through Robert Putnams’ two-level game framework, which is applied to the 
interplay between India’s diplomacy and domestic politics.   
The thesis concludes that the underdeveloped agriulture and the poverty of the 
farmers in India, together with the persistence of developed countries’ agriultural 
subsidies, made further Indian concessions on the mentioned issue impossible. 
This suggests that the developed world misjudged Indian resolve in the 
negotiations and has paid too little attention to the situation of Indian farmers. 
Towards the end it is argued that the developed countries must adress Indian 
concerns and phase out their agricultural subsidies if a future multilateral free 
trade agreement is to be reached.},
  author       = {Rosell, Christoffer},
  keyword      = {the doha round,foreign policy,Key words: trade policy,two-level game 
Words: 10.076,negotiations,diplomacy,India},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {India in the Doha Development Round},
  year         = {2009},
}