Democratizing the Trade Debate
MetadataShow full item record
Compa, Lance A.
[Excerpt] A thorough democratization of policy debates and decision-making is a precondition for progress in adding social dimensions to trade and investment regimes. Democratizing the trade debate means conceding social justice advocates a serious participatory role in shaping the rules of economic integration and in the operations of the bodies that implement new rules. Without the proverbial "seat at the table," social justice advocates will continue to see their concerns treated as afterthoughts.
trade; investment; public policy; NAFTA; North American Free Trade Agreement; European Union
Required Publisher Statement: Copyright by Foreign Policy in Focus. Reprinted with permission.