In This Review

A New International Commodity Regime
A New International Commodity Regime
Edited by Geoffrey Goodwin and James Mayall
St. Martin's, 1980, 237 pp.
Commodities, Finance and Trade: Issues in North South Negotiations
Commodities, Finance and Trade: Issues in North South Negotiations
Edited by Arjun Sengupta
Greenwood Press, 1980, 407 pp.

There is a plethora of conferences on the North-South issues, and some of them elicit good work, as these two volumes show. Goodwin and Mayall ran a seminar at the London School of Economics and then a conference for which papers on a variety of commodity issues were written. Realistic negotiating possibilities on the same subjects, plus trade and finance more generally, were the focus of the Oxford conference covered by Sengupta's volume.