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Governing Global Electronic NetworksInternational Perspectives on Policy and Power$
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William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042512

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001

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The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective

The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective

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(p.187) 5 The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective
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Governing Global Electronic Networks
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Boutheina Guermazi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0132

The Basic Telecommunications Agreement (BTA) marked a profound shift in the global governance regime for telecommunications. From a heavily regulated regime subject to cooperative arrangements under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), telecommunications was transformed into a globally traded service under the World Trade Organization (WTO). The BTA is a set of negotiated schedules that serves as the Fourth Protocol of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This chapter examines the WTO’s Agreement on Basic Telecommunications, and the GATS of which it is part, from the perspective of developing countries. Developing countries have more freedom that they have exercised under these agreements, but have suffered not only because of constraints imposed globally, but also because of their failure to organize themselves effectively and to pursue sound bargaining strategies.

Keywords:   global governance, developing countries, Basic Telecommunications Agreement, telecommunications, World Trade Organization, General Agreement on Trade in Services, Agreement on Basic Telecommunications

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