West Africa versus the U.S on cotton subsidies: Why,how and what next?

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dc.contributor.author Heinisch, Elinor Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-15T09:35:43Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-15T09:35:43Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/195
dc.description Master of Arts - International Relations en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the convergence of events, internationally and domestically, in the last decade that led to Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali challenging U.S. cotton subsidies. It outlines the political and economic context in which West African and American cotton farmers compete. It explores how the West Africans have confronted U.S. policy, why their cause has generated sympathy and interest, whether they are likely to be successful, and the implications of their campaign. The paper draws from analyses of the financial impact of U.S. cotton subsidies, documents filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO), public statements, media coverage, materials from nongovernmental organizations, and interviews with involved parties. It identifies four actors driving this initiative: the cotton farmers, the producers’ unions, the states and the international financial institutions, and their tactics: using the WTO, having many spokespeople with common messages, having powerful allies and using the media. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject subsidies en
dc.subject U.S. cotton subsidies en
dc.subject africa en
dc.subject cotton en
dc.subject West African en
dc.subject WTO en
dc.title West Africa versus the U.S on cotton subsidies: Why,how and what next? en
dc.type Thesis en


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