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Title Governing the World Trade Organization : past, present and beyond doha / edited by Thomas Cottier and Manfred Elsig
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 348 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction / Thomas Cottier and Manfred Elsig -- Part I. Setting the State: 2. The origins and back to the future: a conversation with Ambassador Julio Lacarte Muró; 3. After globalisation?: WTO reform and the new global political economy / Tony McGrew -- Part II. Boundaries: 4. Internal measures in the multilateral trading system: where are the borders of the WTO agenda? / Marion Jansen; 5. Legitimising global economic governance through transnational parliamentarisation: how far have we come? how much further must we go? / Markus Krajewski -- Part III. Emerging and established power: 6. Adapting to new power balances: institutional reform in the WTO / Amrita Narlikar; 7. Delegation chains, agenda control and political mobilisation: how the EU Commission tried to affect domestic mobilisation on the DDA / Bart Kerremans -- Part IV. Weaker actors: 8. Developing countries and monitoring WTO commitments in response to the global economic crisis / Chad P. Brown; 9. Exploring the limits of institutional coherence in trade and development / Kent Jones -- Part V. The Consensus Principle: 10. The WTO as a 'living institution': the contribution of consensus decision-making and informality to institutional norms and practices / Mary E. Footer; 11. Crisis situations and consensus seeking: adaptive decision-making in the FAO and applying its lessons to the reform of the WTO / Robert Kissack -- Part VI. Quo Vadis? 12. A post-Montesquieu analysis of WTO / Steve Charnovitz; 13. Reforming the WTO: the decision-making triangle revisited / Manfred Elsig and Thomas Cottier; 14. Barriers to WTO reform: intellectual narrowness and the production of path-dependent thinking / Rorden Wilkinson
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World Trade Organization.
Form Electronic book
Author Cottier, Thomas.
Elsig, Manfred.
ISBN 0511792506
1139145193 (electronic bk.)
9781139145190 (electronic bk.)