American Trade Politics (4th Edition) by I. M. Destler

By I. M. Destler

During this finished revision of the main influential, commonly learn research of the united states alternate policymaking process, Destler addresses how globalization has reshaped exchange politics, weakening conventional protectionism yet intensifying challenge approximately trade’s societal affects. completely new chapters deal with the deepening of partisan divisions and the increase of “trade and . . .” matters (especially exertions and the environment). the writer concludes with a finished monetary and political technique to focus on globalization and maximize its advantages. the unique version of yankee exchange Politics received the Gladys Kammerer Award of the yankee Political technology organization for the simplest ebook on US nationwide coverage.

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The increase in global commerce was even greater. This trade expansion was a prime contributor to a remarkable era of world prosperity. It also contributed to something the 20th century had not previously seen: decades of peace on the European continent. How was it possible, politically, for the United States to reduce its own trade barriers and persuade the world to do likewise? As noted in the opening chapter, E. E. Schattschneider had demonstrated how politics must drive Congress to respond to producer pressures and raise levels of protection.

Simultaneously, he would maneuver to avert statutory protection of any sort for specific products. A classic example of how Mills made the system work was his response to mounting textile-industry pressure in the years following the Kennedy Round. In 1968, a junior South Carolina senator, Ernest F. Hollings (D), proposed as an amendment to the Johnson administration’s pending tax bill that statutory quotas be established for textile and apparel products. The full Senate approved the amendment, and the vote was not close.

James L. Sundquist, The Decline and Resurgence of Congress (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1981), 99. 6. John H. Jackson, Jean-Victor Louis, and Mitsuo Matsushita, Implementing the Tokyo Round: National Constitutions and International Economic Relations (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1984), 141; and John W. Evans, The Kennedy Round in American Trade Policy: The Twilight of the GATT? (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971), 7. 12 AMERICAN TRADE POLITICS 02--Chapter 2--11-38 5/19/05 8:50 AM Page 13 pean) trading partners could enter a series of global negotiating “rounds” resulting in further tariff cuts.

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