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Australia and the Global Trade System: From Havana to Seattle. By Ann Capling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. x, 260. $64.95, cloth; $24.95, paper.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 September 2002

Richard Pomfret
Adelaide University


Ann Capling's book deals with Australia's role in the design of the global trade system, from the post-1945 negotiations over the (aborted) International Trade Organization (ITO), up to the 1999 meetings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle. She draws primarily on Australian sources, such as memoranda, reminiscences, and interviews with Australian participants in the negotiation process. The story has not been told before in such detail, and the book will become a standard work on how Australia conducted its international economic diplomacy during the second half of the twentieth century.

© 2002 The Economic History Association

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