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Resisting Protectionism: Global Industries And The Politics Of International Trade
Resisting Protectionism: Global Industries And The Politics Of International Trade
By Helen V. Milner
Princeton University Press, 1988, 329 pp
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Why have governments not erected as many trade barriers in the troubled 1970s and 1980s as they did in the 1920s and 1930s? Professor Milner of Columbia argues that the increased internationalization of business has made many firms in many sectors of industry opponents of protectionism, and that this makes a difference to governments. Her evidence is drawn from six U.S. industries in the 1920s, six U.S. firms in the 1970s and six French industries, also in the 1970s. An enormous amount of good work has gone into this valuable study, which is meticulous in its analysis and sensible in its judgments.