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WTO week 1

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 102
Professor
Sarah Mrigalia
Semester
Spring

Description
04/17/2013 World trade organization • Established in 1995­ formerly known as general agreement on trade and tariffs • 159 member states • decisions made by members through rounds of negotiations Diminishing National Power • WTO rules supersede national laws • WTO supersedes national will • WTO members are not elected • WTO meetings are not transparent or open to participation • National industries cannot be protected • Countries must open borders to trade Tariffs must be approved by WTO • • Multinational corporations frequently have greater wealth than the countries they operate in Femicide on the Border Femicide­the systematic murder of a woman Murders and disappearances of women in the Ciudad Juarez ­ Exercise of patriarchal control over women’s bodies ­ Murders as punishment for perceived indiscretions State Violence ­ Mexican government 
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