Tuesday, June 3, 2003
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Doha round update
I'm frequently asked by students about when a theory of international relations should be discarded due to a lack of explanatory power. In response, I will occasionally launch into a disquisition about Kuhn and Lakatos, but more often I give the following answer:
The U.S. is far from pure on the question of agricultural subsidies. However, the success of the Doha round of world trade talks now hinges on whether the French are willing to walk away from the Common Agricultural Policy.
UPDATE: Kevin Drum has additional thoughts on the matter -- and there's an interesting debate among his commenters.posted by Dan on 06.03.03 at 11:20 AM