How might democratic states avoid a protectionist backlash

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This is an individual essay, which accounts for 30% of your overall mark. The word limit is 2000 words.

The submission deadline is 18:00 AEST on Monday, 3 October 2016, and submissions should be typed and submitted electronically in pdf format to me. You are strongly advised to keep a hard copy.

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- Are global1 trade2 patterns consistent with economic theory?

- How might democratic states avoid a ‘protectionist backlash' against free trade?

- If there are gains from trade liberalisation, then why do countries so often choose protectionism?

- What is the proper role of free trade within successful economic policy?

- Is trade liberalisation necessary for economic growth and development?

- Does inward FDI benefit developing countries or are they exploited by MNEs?

- Does outward FDI deindustrialise or enrich Western nations?

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