America and Trade Liberalization: The Limits of Institutional Reform

  title={America and Trade Liberalization: The Limits of Institutional Reform},
  author={Judith S. Goldstein and Robert J. Gulotty},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={263 - 295}
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