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American Trade Politics (4th Edition) by I. M. Destler

By I. M. Destler

During this entire revision of the main influential, commonly learn research of the USA alternate policymaking process, Destler addresses how globalization has reshaped exchange politics, weakening conventional protectionism yet intensifying trouble approximately trade’s societal affects. solely new chapters deal with the deepening of partisan divisions and the increase of “trade and . . .” matters (especially exertions and the environment). the writer concludes with a finished fiscal and political technique to do something about globalization and maximize its merits. the unique variation of yankee exchange Politics gained the Gladys Kammerer Award of the yankee Political technological know-how organization for the easiest e-book on US nationwide coverage.

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For an extended treatment of textile policymaking, especially vis-à-vis Japan, see I. M. Destler, Haruhiro Fukui, and Hideo Sato, The Textile Wrangle: Conflict in Japanese-American Relations, 1969–1971 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979). THE 1934 SYSTEM: PROTECTION FOR CONGRESS 25 02--Chapter 2--11-38 5/19/05 8:50 AM Page 26 What was clear to President Eisenhower was clearer still to President Kennedy. As senator from a declining textile state, he knew both the industry’s power and its interests.

Mann and Norman J. , The New Congress (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1981), 103. 28 AMERICAN TRADE POLITICS 02--Chapter 2--11-38 5/19/05 8:50 AM Page 29 to put together bills that had consensus support. And he was determined not to take the slightest risk that a Ways and Means bill would lose on the House floor, or that it would be subject to an amendment the committee could not abide. On trade, this meant playing the game of protecting his colleagues: blocking floor votes, diverting pressure elsewhere, pushing an administration to work out special deals when the heat got too strong.

C. Fred Bergsten and his colleagues have argued for replacing VERs with tariffs or auction quotas that would allow the United States to capture these rents. See C. Fred Bergsten, Kimberly Ann Elliott, Jeffrey J. Schott, and Wendy E. Takacs, Auction Quotas and United States Trade Policy, Policy Analyses in International Economics 19 (Washington, DC: Institute for International Economics, September 1987). VERs were outlawed in the Uruguay Round Agreement of 1994. THE 1934 SYSTEM: PROTECTION FOR CONGRESS 27 02--Chapter 2--11-38 5/19/05 8:50 AM Page 28 committees, and their jurisdiction over foreign commerce derived originally from the tariff’s revenue function.

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