Negotiating Our Economic Future: Trade, Technology, and Diplomacy (Paperback)

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Tariffs and trade barriers are rising, and major diplomatic institutions that have long promoted liberal trade are coming under attack as impending trade wars threaten global trade and global value chains. At the root of this crisis, argues Geoffrey Pigman, is accelerating technological change. Negotiating Our Economic Future traces the impact of today's major technological transformations on global trade and the diplomacy that makes trade possible. Not only is global trade changing, in terms of what is traded and how, but diplomacy in the digital age is changing as well. Arguing that we must think differently about trade and diplomacy, Pigman proposes pragmatic policy approaches for the diplomatic management of a challenging and potentially dangerous future.

About the Author

Geoffrey Allen Pigman, associate researcher in the University of Lausanne's Global Sport and Olympic Studies Center, is a consultant on global strategy, trade, and political economy issues. His books include The World Economic Forum and Contemporary Diplomacy.

Praise For…

"With visionary qualities not normally found in books about trade policy, Pigman anticipates a world of easy physical abundance, machines more intelligent than their creators, and human populations that must increasingly and satisfaction in enforced leisure." Literary Review of Canada

Product Details
ISBN: 9780228004219
ISBN-10: 0228004217
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English