A World without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance

A World without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade and Global Governance

by Mike Moore


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Mike Moore's reflection on his time as Director-General of the World Trade Organization is an important addition to the great globalization debate. Moore explains how a boy who left school at fifteen to work in a slaughterhouse came to head an organization charged with bringing rules and order to the world's trading system. He explains the thinking behind his reforms which helped the WTO move on from the debacle of Seattle to the successful Doha meeting and offers a robust and passionate defense of the principles of free trade. Mike Moore, a former Prime Minister of New Zealand, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in politics. As Minister of Overseas Trade and Marketing, he led trade missions to Australia, Japan, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. Subsequently he has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and, until August, 2002, as Director General of the World Trade Organization. Moore has long been an active participant in international discussions on trade liberalization and has received numerous awards, including the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal and New Zealand's highest honor, the Order of New Zealand. He lives in Geneva.

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ISBN-13: 9780521534222
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/16/2007
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Mike Moore, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization from 1999-2002, is a former New Zealand Prime Minister, Trade Minister, Foreign Minister and Deputy Finance Minister. He is also the author of A Brief History of the Future, Children of the Poor, Fighting for New Zealand and the Added Value Economy, amongst other books.

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the making of an internationalist; Part I. The Bigger Picture: 2. What does globalisation mean?; 3. Food for thought; 4. The philosophy, politics and economics of trade and freedom; 5. Life is getting better; Part II. From Seattle to Doha: 6. Setback in Seattle; 7. Why the WTO matters; 8. Forging a consensus; 9. Denouement at Doha; 10. Creating a 'World' Trade Organization; 11. How the 'new issues' could strengthen the agenda; 12. Why concluding the new round is crucial; Part III. Citizens, Corporates and a New Deal for Global Governance: 13. Engaging civil society; 14. Corporate social responsibility; 15. Time to rethink global governance; 16. Future challenges; Notes; Index.

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