Trade and Globalization: An Introduction to Regional Trade Agreements,(Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) by David A. Lynch, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is now available. The book sets current RTAs in their economic, political, and historical context, describing and comparing RTAs region by region. The book builds a middle ground between micro and macro analysis as it explains each significant RTA’s intricate inner workings, webs of collaboration and conflict, and primary goals and effectiveness. In doing so the book examines both sides of the ideological divides in scholarly and public debates on globalization including economists’ emphasis on markets and efficiency versus antiglobalization activists’ concerns over inequality and social ills. Technical terminology is used, but is explained and the book includes a glossary.