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Subsidy Regulation and State Transformation in North America, the GATT and the EU


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 1-20
  3. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 21-41
  4. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 67-82
  5. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 83-101
  6. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 102-125
  7. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 126-146
  8. Robert O’Brien
    Pages 147-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-210

About this book


Recent international subsidy regulation is contributing to a dual transformation of the state. The state is increasingly liberal as expenditure is channelled into particular activities and it is less sovereign as key decision-making authority is transferred to international institutions. Subsidy conflicts emerge as the attempts by states, firms and social forces to adapt to an increasingly global economy collide with variations of liberal development models. This study examines the distinct subsidy arrangements in North America, the GATT and the European Union to highlight this change in state structure and behaviour.


behavior conflict conflicts culture decision-making development economy Europe European Union (EU) global economy globalization political economy state transformation Union

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

About the authors

Robert O'Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada.

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