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Fairness Considerations in World Politics: Lessons from International Trade Negotiations
Ethan B. Kapstein argues that in recent years a growing number of activists, scholars, and policymakers have claimed that the global economy and, specifically, the current international trade regime have been ‘‘unfair’’ to the developing countries. He concludes that, while the trading system can hardly be considered a level playing field for each and every state, fairness considerations do appear to play a role in shaping trade agreements.

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