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This book serves an important need by providing a clear overview of an increasingly complex subject. The author, a leading figure in international trade law, has distilled his accumulated wisdom into an accessible account of the major features of the world trading system. His intended audience includes not only lawyers, but political scientists, economists, government officials and others as well. While he acknowledges that his own "comparative advantage" is in the legal aspects of the field (p. 6), he places the legal concepts in their political and economic context to write a treatment that will be enlightening to readers from many different fields.


International Economics | International Law | International Trade Law | Law


The World Trading System: Law and Policy of International Economic Relations by John H. Jackson, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1989, 417 pp., $45.00.