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The banana : empires, trade wars, and globalization / James Wiley.

By: Wiley, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.At table series: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 278 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803216372; 0803216378.Subject(s): Banana trade | Banana trade -- Latin America | Banana trade -- Caribbean AreaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Banana.DDC classification: 338.1/74772 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The creation of the banana empire, 1900-1930 -- The empire challenged, 1930-74 -- The end of splendid isolation, 1974-93 -- Peasant farmer societies : commonwealth Caribbean bananas -- Belize, Suriname, and the French West Indies : on the margins of the Caribbean -- The single European market and the Western Hemisphere's Banana industries -- Neocolonialism encounters the free trade imperative -- The World Trade Organization and the banana trade -- The U.S.-EU banana war heats up -- Pursuit of an elusive goal -- Implications for the future.
Summary: The Banana demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade and assesses the roles of such major players as the European Union and the World Trade Organization. It also analyzes the forces driving today's economy, such as the competitiveness imperative, diversification processes, and niche market strategies. Its final chapter suggests how the outcome of the recent banana war will affect bananas and trade in other commodities sectors as well.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index.

The creation of the banana empire, 1900-1930 -- The empire challenged, 1930-74 -- The end of splendid isolation, 1974-93 -- Peasant farmer societies : commonwealth Caribbean bananas -- Belize, Suriname, and the French West Indies : on the margins of the Caribbean -- The single European market and the Western Hemisphere's Banana industries -- Neocolonialism encounters the free trade imperative -- The World Trade Organization and the banana trade -- The U.S.-EU banana war heats up -- Pursuit of an elusive goal -- Implications for the future.

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The Banana demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade and assesses the roles of such major players as the European Union and the World Trade Organization. It also analyzes the forces driving today's economy, such as the competitiveness imperative, diversification processes, and niche market strategies. Its final chapter suggests how the outcome of the recent banana war will affect bananas and trade in other commodities sectors as well.

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James Wiley is an associate professor of geography at Hofstra University.

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