Food Security

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 1175–1177 | Cite as

Agriculture, Development and the Global Trading System (2000–2015); Eds Antoine Bouet and David Laborde

IFPRI, Washington, 2017; xix + 469 pp.; ISBN 9780896292499 (pbk)
  • Norman ClarkEmail author
Book Review

This book is a collection of essays dealing with the efforts of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to promote trade and development through the so-called “Doha Round” between 2001 and 2015. It is focused on the complex relationships that persist between the global trading system and food security, and how these can be better facilitated through trade instruments. The book has been produced under the auspices of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) but IFPRI are careful to note that the recommendations do not necessarily reflect any institutional position. The authors are mainly academic researchers with cognate interests and practical advisory experience.

It comes out at an appropriate moment in current debate about globalisation and its consequences. Also its publication coincides with dramatic changes in US attitudes to trade, particularly with China. One of the striking features of the 1930s depression was the complete devastation in world trade brought about...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open and Strathclyde UniversitiesGlasgowUK

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