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Trade and the American Dream: A Social History of Postwar Trade Policy Hardcover – March 21, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky; 1ST edition (March 21, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813119553
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813119557
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,664,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""An insightful and useful study of the public policy making process." --American Studies" --



""Looks at the history of the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade, the aborted International Trade Organization and the World Trade Organization. Aaronson acknowledges the importance of these international agreements and organizations, but she cautions that there is a tension between global economic interdependence and U.S. democracy." --National Journal" --



""Essential reading for anyone who needs to know how trade policy is made." --American Historical Review" --

About the Author

Susan Ariel Aaronson is assistant professor of history at the University of North Texas and guest scholar of economics at the Brookings Institution, where she researched and wrote much of Trade and the American Dream. Her research on public understanding of global trade policy has been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and on C-SPAN and National Public Radio.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Aaronson is Associate Research Professor at the George Washington University Graduate School of Business and the Elliott School of International Affairs. She is also the 2009-2010 Policy Research Scholar at GWU. Aaronson is affiliated with the Institute for International Economic Policy and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility.
Aaronson is a frequent speaker on public understanding of globalization issues. She was a regular commentator on "All Things Considered" in 1994-1995, "Marketplace" from 1995-1998, and "Morning Edition," 1998-2001. She has also appeared on CNN, the BBC, and PBS to discuss trade and globalization issues. She is the author of 6 books and numerous articles on trade, investment, global corporate social responsibility, accountability, business and human rights and other globalization issues. Her books include Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights in Trade Policymaking (Cambridge U Press, 2007), Trade and the American Dream and Taking Trade to the Streets: The Lost History of Public Efforts to Shape Globalization. Aaronson has also written two primers on trade--"Trade is Everybody's Business," for high school students and "Are there Trade Offs When Americans Trade?" for adults. These books relate trade to citizens' daily lives and their many roles as citizens, producers, consumers, and friends of the earth.
Her current research focuses on China, the rule of law and the WTO; international investment rules; and procurement policies and human rights.
Aaronson received her doctorate in economic history from Johns Hopkins University and a masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has also been a Guest Scholar in Economics at the Brookings Institution (1995-1999).
Aaronson serves on the Advisory Board for Business- Human Rights and has been a pro-bono advisor to the UN Special Representative on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights; and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. In recent years, Aaronson has consulted for the ILO; the World Bank; Free the Slaves; the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; the Stanley foundation, several corporations and the governments of Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands, among others. She can be reached at saaronso@gwu.edu or saaronson2@gmail.com.

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