Fairness Considerations in World Politics: Lessons from International Trade Negotiations

Author
Ethan B. Kapstein
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
Ethan B. Kapstein argues that in recent years a growing number of activists, scholars, and policymakers have claimed that the global economy and, specifically, the current international trade regime have been ''unfair'' to the developing countries. He concludes that, while the trading system can hardly be considered a level playing field for each and every state, fairness considerations do appear to play a role in shaping trade agreements.
Topic
Economics