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Between Geneva, Singapore and Heiligendamm

When globalisers obstruct globalisation

With the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) in Geneva suspended, with the G8 summit in St Petersburg deeply flawed, with an irritating outlook for next year’s Heiligendamm summit, and – last but not least – with the Bretton Woods twins IMF and World Bank in acute crisis, these days seem to form a perfect scenario for an anti-globaliser‘s summer festival. But it is the globalisers themselves who are obstructing globalisation. And the alternative to this fatal perspective is democracy, writes Rainer Falk.

 

Rainer Falk


Ironically, the publication of the 2006 World Trade Report on 24 July (see reference) coincided with WTO Director-general Pascal Lamy’s announcement that all negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) will be suspended...

... this article was published in
>>> Issue 3/Aug-Sep 2006.







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