Trade agreements sneaking past the rule of law

Joseph Stiglitz tells us in the Guardian that corporations are attempting to achieve by stealth – through secretly negotiated trade agreements – what they could not attain in an open political process. Prof Stiglitz is an economist from the United States and he’s not impressed by how his country negotiates trade agreements with others around the world. Including the European Union, where I am, and including resource-poor countries. Prof Stiglitz says this is about sneaking past the rule of law.

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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8 Responses to Trade agreements sneaking past the rule of law

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  5. Reblogged this on The Secular Jurist and commented:
    Corporate circumvention of the rule of law = the subversion of democracy, and an affront to the idea that regional populations have a fundamental right to govern themselves as sovereign nations.

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