WTO Reading List

This list has been compiled to further help you explore the issues of globalization and free trade. Below we list books from writers with different views of the issues.


From those with an Alternative Vision

  • Barnet, Richard J. and John Cavanagh. Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and The New World Order. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.
  • Cobb, John B., Jr., and Herman Daly. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.
  • Greider, William. One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism. New York: Touchstone, 1997.
  • Hawken, Paul. The Ecology of Commerce. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.
  • Korten, David C. When Corporations Rule the World. West Hartforld, CT: Kumarian Press, Inc., 1996.
  • Mander, Jerry and Edward Goldsmith, Eds. The Case Against the Global Economy: And For a Turn Toward the Local. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996.
  • Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, Issue #9, . Economics as if Life Matters. Get this issue.


From the Pro-Free Trade Camp

  • Friedman, Thomas L. The Lexus and the Olive Tree. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.
  • Krueger, Anne. WTO as an International Organization. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Omae, Kenichi. Borderless World: Power and Strategy in the Interlinked Economy Revised Ed. New York: Harperbusiness, 1999.
  • Rodrik, Dani. Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Washington D.C.: Institute for International Economics, 1997.