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Global Rivalries: Standards Wars and the Transnational Cotton Trade

Amy A. Quark

Abstract

Global Rivalries explores rule-making in an era of increasing geopolitical uncertainty. Western firms and states have long dictated the formal terms of trade in the global economy. But with a shift to an Asia-centered economy, how do powerful Western actors construct governance institutions that are enforceable? Under what conditions are the emerging non-Western corporate elite and their state allies, as well as more marginalized firms and states, able to recast the rules to better serve their interests? In this book, Amy A. Quark addresses these questions through a study of negotiations over ... More

Keywords: Institutional change, Hegemonic rivalries, Governance, Global capitalist system, Quality standards, Dispute settlement, Path dependency, Hybrid, China, Cotton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226050539
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226050706.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy A. Quark, author