Middle power leadership and coalition building: Australia, the Cairns Group, and the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations

  title={Middle power leadership and coalition building: Australia, the Cairns Group, and the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations},
  author={Richard A. Higgott and Andrew F. Cooper},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={589 - 632}
  • R. Higgott, A. Cooper
  • Published 1 September 1990
  • Economics, Political Science
  • International Organization
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