In This Review

Commodity Conflict
Commodity Conflict
By L. N. Rangarajan
Croom Helm/Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1978, 390 pp

In the most comprehensive book on commodities to be published in recent years, an Indian diplomat concentrates his generally well-balanced analysis on the many conflicting interests involved in their production, processing and trade. He is very critical of the programs advanced by UNCTAD and the Group of 77 and puts forward a proposal for a framework agreement within which a variety of commodity agreements can be negotiated to further a number of the purposes of producing and consuming countries.