ESSAYS ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM: An Unfinished Journey

Pradeep S. Mehta

Pradeep S. Mehta has campaigned all his life for a better world, through his writings and his actions. Having established the Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) in 1984, Mehta has gained first-hand knowledge about the impact of globalisation at both the grassroots and international level. This collection of essays on economic issues presents a dispassionate analysis of the effectiveness of the inter-national economic system and of how economics affect the everyday lives of people in developing countries. The papers offer practical suggestions on how to benefit from globalisation, without undermining it, as well as a sound analysis of trade and development issues. However, Mehta is less than comfortable with the present international economic order – highly critical of the current state of affairs, his daring attitude will challenge both bureaucrats and anti-globalisers. Indeed, both, advocates and opponents of liberalisation from the North and the South alike will benefit from its reading. Mehta provides a refreshing point of view from the Third World, backed up with the self-assurance that comes with knowing that what is being done is only for the better.

ISBN 10: 1 874698 69 4

ISBN 13: 978 1 874698 69 2

•  Hardback  • 384pp • 2004 • £125.00