Marie Michael Library

Title

Democratising trade politics in the Americas: Insights from the women's, environmental and labour movements

Author

Icaza, Rosalba; Newell, Peter; Saguier, Marcelo

Description

This paper examines ways in which civil society groups are contributing to the democratisation of trade policy and politics in the Americas. It explores strategies adopted by NGOs and social movements to influence decision-making processes and the content of the trade agenda. The paper concentrates on cases of women's, environmental and labour movements in relation to the trade agenda promoted by the NAFTA, MERCOSUR and FTAA initiatives.

File No

IDS-WP328

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

June, 2009

Subject(s)

Democratisation, Gender, Civil Society, Trade liberalisation

Pages

57