Description : Considers legislation to authorize U.S. membership in the Organization for Trade Cooperation, an international organization for GATT administration.
Description : The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Description : Increased access to information generated by international governmental organizations (IGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the explosive growth in information technology lead to challenges in the way this information is disseminated, processed, organized, and used. This companion volume to Hajnal's previous work, International Information, bridges the divide between traditional and new media information emanating from IGOs and NGOs. An invaluable resource for researchers, scholars, students, government officials, media personnel, and information professionals.
Description : A unique study of the internal operation of the GATT/WTO. It examines the role and influence of the invisible yet indispenable international civils servants working at GATT/WTO.
Description : The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide graphic examples of how the organization regulates and intrudes into areas of individual consumer choice, ethical preferences, and cultural habits. This deep and far-ranging impact of the WTO on peoples' everyday lives means that it is not just an institution of interest to economists, but to everyone, a fact that was perhaps most graphically illustrated in the popular demonstrations at the 1999 Seattle Ministerial. Such protests have become a regular feature associated with most high-level meetings of the WTO. This VSI will provide a timely and carefully considered explanation of what the WTO is, what it does, and how it goes about executing its tasks. A clear understanding of the mandate, structure and functioning of the WTO is essential to appreciate the controversy behind the organization, and how far it deserves the reputation that it has come to acquire. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.