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Sweet Talk : Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Relations (Paperback) (J. P. Singh)

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Developed nations strive to create the impression that their hearts and pockets bleed for the developing world. Yet, the global North continues to offer unfavorable trade terms to the global South. Truly fair trade would make reciprocal concessions to developing countries while allowing them to better their own positions. However, five hundred years of colonial racism and post-colonial paternalism have undermined trade negotiations.

While urging developing countries to participate in trade, the North offers empty deals to "partners" that it regards as unequal. Using a mixed-methods approach, J. P. Singh exposes the actual position beneath the North's image of benevolence and empathy: either join in the type of trade that developed countries offer, or be cast aside as obstreperous and unwilling. Through case studies, Singh reveals how the global North ultimately bars developing nations from flourishing. His findings chart a path forward, showing that developing nations can garner favorable concessions by drawing on unique strengths and through collective advocacy. Sweet Talk offers a provocative rethinking of how far our international relations have come and how far we still have to go.
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
Author: J. P. Singh
Language: English
Street Date: January 11, 2017
TCIN: 52258449
UPC: 9781503601048
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-5472
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