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By I. M. Destler

During this entire revision of the main influential, generally learn research of the USA alternate policymaking method, Destler addresses how globalization has reshaped alternate politics, weakening conventional protectionism yet intensifying problem approximately trade’s societal affects. solely new chapters deal with the deepening of partisan divisions and the increase of “trade and . . .” concerns (especially hard work and the environment). the writer concludes with a finished monetary and political technique to deal with globalization and maximize its merits. the unique version of yankee exchange Politics received the Gladys Kammerer Award of the yank Political technological know-how organization for the easiest booklet on US nationwide coverage.

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12 AMERICAN TRADE POLITICS 02--Chapter 2--11-38 5/19/05 8:50 AM Page 13 pean) trading partners could enter a series of global negotiating “rounds” resulting in further tariff cuts. This approach began to flag in the 1950s: Item-by-item tariff negotiations produced diminishing returns; protectionist pressures regained strength in the United States; and the European Common Market, created in 1957, posed a new challenge. Congress responded in 1962, on President John F. Kennedy’s recommendation, by authorizing negotiations to cut tariffs across the board.

The office of the STR allowed executive branch trade officials to do what Hull had done three decades before: employ their leeway to tilt trade policy in the liberal, market-expanding direction. Sensitive to the political winds, they could lean at least moderately against them, recognizing that congressmen who bucked interest group demands to them did not always require their full satisfaction. The STR-led executive branch certainly advocated US interests in international negotiations—it had to do so to retain credibility at home.

S. Commercial Strategy, 1887–1939 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989), especially 100–02. 19 By its answer to the first question—the rationale for delegating power— the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act of 1934 also addressed the second: how to avoid unbalanced trade pressures. In the process of trade negotiation, “getting” and “giving” were defined in terms of producers, not consumers. But the “bargaining tariff” shifted the balance of trade politics by engaging the interests of export producers, since tariff reductions could now be defended as a means of winning new markets for American products overseas.

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