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Trade Gone Bananas: A Study of Political Control over Trade

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Title: Trade Gone Bananas: A Study of Political Control over Trade
Authors: Olofson, Fredrik
Issue Date: 9-Jul-2012
Degree: Master theses
Series/Report no.: Europakunskap uppsats
Keywords: the Banana wars, EU, ACP states, neo-colonialism, Geneva deal
Abstract: Trade patterns and trade partners occur in ever-changing constellations. Allies becomes rivals and vice versa. This thesis examines what factors creates trade and with the example of the Banana wars, tests if the European Union’s trade relation with its former colonies is driven by something other than neoclassical trade theory. Built on an inductive framework with a qualitative expectation of why the Banana wars occurred relevant sections are added to test the expectation. While much previous r... more
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