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JSPES, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2013)
pp. 103-209

Globalization and the World Trade Organization from the Perspective of the Underdeveloped World: Contra Irogbe

James Jamieson

Council for Social and Economic Studies

Kema Irogbe’s paper entitled “Globalization and the World Trade Organization” encapsulates the resentment many failed nations feel toward the growing power of multinational corporations, mostly controlled from North America and Europe, but shows how their potentially valid complaints concerning the decline of national freedom are weakened by residual antiimperialist fervor and a failure to recognize the harsh realities of their own overpopulation and need to protect the natural resources that the WTO seeks to protect.