When the Weak Bargain with the Strong: Negotiations in the World Trade Organization

  title={When the Weak Bargain with the Strong: Negotiations in the World Trade Organization},
  author={Peter Drahos},
  journal={Development Economics},
  • P. Drahos
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Business
  • Development Economics
When a developing country negotiates with a large developed country it generally faces the problem of unequal bargaining power. Within the context of trade negotiations forming coalitions is one natural response to this. However, even in multilateral contexts the sources of bargaining power still operate to advantage the large developed state and developing states do not always gain strength from numbers. The experience of the Uruguay Round, especially the negotiations over intellectual… Expand
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