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Resource Pointer #354 (North American Trade and Globalization)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Feeding the Market: South American Farmers, Trade and Globalization, 2003* Jon Hellin and Sophie Higman. Examines the impact of globalization on food growers in South America using case studies and fieldwork focusing on seven different crops. Shares successes and frustrations from farmers interaction with U.S. and global markets and investigates the effects of trade policies on these farmers’ livelihoods. Offers suggestions for development professionals and policy makers to improve the lives of South American farmers. 236 pages. US $24.95. Contact Kumarian Press, Inc., 1294 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.kpbooks.com/.
*Cross-Border Dialogues: U.S.-Mexico Social Movement Networking, 2002* David Brooks and Jonathan Fox (editors). Investigates the networking of social movements working to counter the negative impacts of economic globalization in North America due, in part, to trade agreements. Discusses the formation and evolution of bilateral social groups, the key issues, and their successes and limitations at influencing economic integration, environmental policy and regulation, and trade policies. 441 pages. US $25.95. Contact Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Attn: Order Dept., University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC: 0510, La Jolla, CA 92093-0510; phone (858) 534-1160; fax (858) 534-6647; email email@example.com; Web site http://usmex.ucsd.edu/index.html.
*Breaking the Boundaries II – The Free Trade Area of the Americas and Women: Understanding the Connections* International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN). A series of articles discuss the impact of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) agreement on women in the Americas. Topics include service jobs, agricultural trade and work, women workers, migration, and militarism. 20 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.igtn.org/. Hardcopies available for US $3 at https://commerce.realimpact.net/coc/store/product.html?ID=98. Contact IGTN, 1225 Otis Street, NE, Washington D.C. 20017; phone (202) 645-2757 ext. 128; fax (202) 832-9494; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.igtn.org/.
*A Human Rights Framework for Trade in the Americas, 2001* Diana Bronson and Lucie Lamarche. Examines the human rights implications of the FTAA agreement to inform international human rights law and trade policy. Discusses previous trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and covers such topics as health, foreign investment, intellectual property, civil rights, development, and cultural rights. Concludes with suggestions for ways in which the FTAA can incorporate human rights. 41 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.ichrdd.ca/frame2.iphtml?langue=0&menu=m07&urlpage=store/. Contact Rights and Democracy, 1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 4P9 Canada; phone (514) 283-6073; fax (514) 283-3792; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.ichrdd.ca/splash.html.
*Down on the Farm: NAFTA’s Seven-Years War on Farmers and Ranchers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, 2001* Examines a seven year history of NAFTA’s impact on farmers throughout North America that has resulted in a general decline in farmer livelihoods. Investigates the role of NAFTA’s export-oriented agricultural policy in the collapse of agricultural commodity prices and increased consumer costs. 58 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=6788. Contact Public Citizen, 1600 20th St., NW, Washington D.C. 20009; phone (202) 588-1000; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.citizen.org/.
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