chapter  1
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International trade issues have become fi ercely contested in civil society circles, including in that not only the usual NGOs (non-governmental organizations) but also trade unions, women’s organizations, and the like. After the now famous Seattle WTO (World Trade Organization) talks, all other occasions of trade negotiations, as also other international conclaves, have become occasions for a crowd of civil society representatives to attempt to scuttle the talks.