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Governing The World Trade Organization

Author : Thomas Cottier
ISBN : 9781139501262
Genre : Law
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Like many other international organizations, the World Trade Organization stands at a crossroads. There is an obvious imbalance between the organization's dispute settlement arm and its negotiation platform. While its current rules, supported by a strong dispute settlement system, have provided some buffering against the negative effects of the financial crises, its negotiation machinery has not produced any substantial outcomes since the late 1990s. It has become obvious that the old way of doing business does not work any more and fresh ideas about governing the organization are needed. Based on rigorous scholarship, this volume of essays offers critical readings on the functioning of the system and provides policy-relevant ideas that go beyond incremental redesign but avoid the trap of romantic scenarios.

Deliberative Global Governance

Author : Ulrike Ehling
ISBN : 9783658138264
Genre : Political Science
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In dieser Studie wird die Annahme, dass deliberative Global Governance legitimes Regieren jenseits des Staates ermöglicht, sowohl theoretisch begründet als auch am Beispiel der WTO empirisch plausibilisiert. Dazu wird ein Modell entwickelt, das Überlegungen der deliberativen Demokratietheorie zur Funktion von Recht und Zivilgesellschaft auf die internationale Politik überträgt. Die Rekonstruktion deliberativer Verfahren in der WTO-Debatte über den Zugang zu lebensnotwendigen Medikamenten zeigt: Wenn zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure öffentlichen Rechtfertigungsdruck aufbauen und zugleich rechtlich kodifizierte Begründungspflichten gelten, dann kann argumentationsbasierte Interaktion gestärkt und die asymmetrische Verteilung von Verhandlungsmacht relativiert werden.

Public Participation And Legitimacy In The Wto

Author : Yves Bonzon
ISBN : 9781316061824
Genre : Law
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The legitimacy of the WTO's decision-making process has always been questioned, and many have advocated public participation mechanisms as a remedy. Yves Bonzon considers the limits and potential of these mechanisms by advancing a conceptual framework which distinguishes the four 'implementation parameters' of public participation: the goal, the object, the modalities, and the actors. He addresses the issue of legitimacy by considering to what extent, and by virtue of which legal developments, one can see implementing the democratic principle as a goal for public participation in the context of the WTO. By analysing the institutional structure of the WTO and its different types of decisions, he then outlines how this goal should influence the object and modalities of public participation, which decision-making procedures should be opened to public participation, and how the mechanisms should be implemented in practice. Finally, he suggests specific amendments to existing WTO arrangements on public participation.

Making Global Trade Governance Work For Development

Author : Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
ISBN : 9781139499415
Genre : Law
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Discussion of the governance of global trade and the multilateral trading system is too often dominated by developed-country scholars and opinion-makers, with inadequate attention given to developing country perspectives. Making Global Trade Governance Work for Development gathers a diversity of developing country views on how to improve the governance of global trade and the WTO to better advance sustainable development and respond to the needs of developing countries. With contributions by senior scholars, commentators and practitioners, the essays combine new, empirically-grounded research with practical insights about the trade policy-making process. They consider the specific governance issues of interest to developing countries and acknowledge the changing dynamics in the global economy and in trade decision-making.

The History And Future Of The World Trade Organization

Author : Craig VanGrasstek
ISBN : UCSD:31822040886871
Genre : Business & Economics
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This comprehensive account of the establishment of the WTO focuses on those who shaped its creation as well as those who have influenced its evolution. It also examines trade negotiations, the WTO's dispute settlement role, the process of joining, and what lies ahead for the organization.

World Trade Report 2013

Author : World Trade Organization
ISBN : 9287038597
Genre : Political Science
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The world is changing with extraordinary rapidity, driven by many influences, including shifts in production and consumption patterns, continuing technological innovation, new ways of doing business and, of course, policy. The World Trade Report 2013 focuses on how trade is both a cause and an effect of change and looks into the factors shaping the future of world trade. One of the most significant drivers of change is technology. Not only have revolutions in transport and communications transformed our world but new developments, such as 3D printing, and the continuing spread of information technology will continue to do so. Trade and foreign direct investment, together with a greater geographical spread of income growth and opportunity, will integrate a growing number of countries into more extensive international exchange. Higher incomes and larger populations will put new strains on both renewable and non-renewable resources, calling for careful resource management. Environmental issues will also call for increasing attention. Economic and political institutions along with the interplay of cultural customs among countries all help to shape international cooperation, including in the trade field. The future of trade will also be affected by the extent to which politics and policies successfully address issues of growing social concern, such as the availability of jobs and persistent income inequality. These and other factors are all examined in the World Trade Report 2013.

Droit International Conomique

Author : Patrick Juillard
ISBN : 9782247173587
Genre : Law
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Ce précis s'efforce de rendre aussi clair et compréhensible que possible le droit international de l'économie dans ses diverses branches : le commerce des biens et services, le statut économique de l'étranger et de ses biens, l'investissement privé et le financement des échanges qu'il soit le fait d'institutions internationales comme le FMI ou des entreprises multinationales elles-mêmes avec les "euro-marchés". Si elles sont abordées successivement, ces différentes disciplines ne sont pas pour autant analysées de manière cloisonnée tant les interactions entre les trois branches sont nombreuses, comme l'attestent d'ailleurs les nouveaux accords commerciaux préférentiels. Aussi, les mécanismes institutionnels et les procédures de règlement des différends adossés aux règles substantielles font l'objet d'une attention toute particulière, en ce qu'ils assurent dans une mesure certaine l'effectivité des disciplines. Enfin, cet ouvrage n'éclipse pas les débats profonds qui animent actuellement le droit international économique et les critiques parfois vives qui le visent, que celles-ci concernent l'arbitrage États/investisseurs ou le rôle des institutions financières internationales face aux États en situation d'insolvabilité. Tels sont les différents aspects de ce Précis qui s'adresse tant aux étudiants de Master qu'aux universitaires et aux praticiens du droit international économique ou de la vie des affaires.

Doha And Beyond

Author : Mike Moore
ISBN : 0521833434
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book brings together members of the former WTO Director General's advisory group which was formed to provide him with expert advice before and after the Doha Ministerial Conference. Nine experts explore issues which are pertinent to the ongoing progress in negotiations, and their chapters are brought together with an overview introduction. All in all, this volume offers an excellent summary of key issues facing the WTO as it moves forward. It should prove essential reading for trade negotiators and scholars concerned with the post-Cancoun agenda.

Trade Poverty Development

Author : Rorden Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780415624497
Genre : Political Science
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This work seeks to look beyond the seemingly endless deadlock in the WTO's Doha round of trade negotiations that began in November 2001 and were first scheduled to conclude by January 1, 2005. As well as offering an incisive analysis of the ills of the round, with particular attention directed at the poorest and least developed countries, the book expands on how the round could be moved forward elaborating on the Statement on the Doha Development Agenda that was negotiated in Johannesburg . The work as a whole provides the reader with a critical analysis of the implications of the negotiations for development and poverty reduction as well as proposals for moving beyond the current impasse. The volume brings together contributions from serving and former ambassadors to the WTO, key practitioners, and civil society representatives along with those of leading scholars. Each chapter explores an area of critical importance to the round; and together they stand as an important contribution to debates not only about the Doha round but also about the role of trade in the amelioration of poverty in the poorest countries.

The World Trade Organization And Trade In Services

Author : Kern Alexander
ISBN : 9789004162440
Genre : Law
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The World Trade Organisation plays the primary role in regulating international trade in goods, services and intellectual property. Traditionally, international trade law and regulation has been analysed primarily from the trade-in-goods perspective. Services are becoming an important competence for the WTO. The institutional, legal and regulatory influence of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on domestic economic policymaking is attracting increasing attention in the academic and policymaking literature. The growing importance of services trade to the global economy makes the application of the GATS to trade in services an important concern of international economic policy. The GATS contains important innovations that build on the former GATT and existing WTO/GATT trade regime for goods. This book fills a void in the academic and policymaking literature by examining how the GATS governs international trade in services and its growing impact on the regulatory practice of WTO member states. It offers a unique discussion of the major is-sues confronting WTO member states by analysing the GATS and related international trade issues from a variety of perspectives that include law, political economy, regulation, and business. Moreover, the role of the WTO in promoting liberalised trade and economic development has come under serious strain because of the breakdown of the Doha Development Round negotiations. The book analyses the issues in the Doha services debate with some suggested policy approaches that might help build a more durable GATS framework. The book is a welcomed addition to the WTO literature and will serve as a point of reference for academics, policymakers andpractitioners.

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