'This timely book effectively counters the myth that developing countries are well-served by the WTO and usefully exposes the often brutish methods employed by the world's powerful states to impose their agenda on the poorest.'
Mark Curtis, Christian Aid
'Jawara and Kwa have written the essential first chapter in what is sure to be the WTO's fascinating history'
International Affairs, July 2004
'Recounts what happened before, during, and the after the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, exposing how the political and decision-making processes of the WTO really work and what its members really think...drawing on semistructured interviews with thirty-three Geneva-based missions to the WTO and with ten WTO Secretariat staff members..'
Journal of Economic Literature
'Behind the scenes at the WTO is a richly detailed look at how the United States and other developed countries exercise power in the World Trade Organization, from the controversial ministerial meetings at Doha, Qatar, in 2001 to the equally contentious Cancun meetings in 2003. Based on extensive interviews both with delegations from member countries and with staff in Geneva, it tells the raw truth about how the developed countries get their way despite some trappings of debate, negotiation and democracy.'
Review of Radical Political Economics
A clearly-written view of WTO injustices.'