Reflections on modes of decision-making in the World Trade Organization

Bonzon, Yves; Elsig, Manfred; Foltea, Marina; Messerli, Thomas; Ziegler, Andreas (2011). Reflections on modes of decision-making in the World Trade Organization. In: Cottier, Thomas; Delimatsis, Panagiotis (eds.) The prospects of international trade regulation : from fragmentation to coherence (pp. 103-135). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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For a long time, the GATT led a life of its own as a self-contained regime. The evolution from tariff to non-tariff barriers brought about increasing overlaps with other regulatory areas. WTO rules increasingly interface with other areas of law and policy, including environmental protection, agricultural policies, labour standards, investment, human rights and regional integration. Against this backdrop, this book examines fragmentation in international trade regulation across a wide array of regulatory fields. To this end, it uses a conceptually coherent theoretical framework which is based on the effort to bring about greater coherence among different policy goals and fields, and thus to embed the multilateral trading system within the broader framework of international economics, law and relations. It will appeal to those interested in a forward-looking discussion of the most pressing issues of the international trade agenda. This book is the result of a four-year project run at the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research – Trade Regulation (NCCR), which is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law

UniBE Contributor:

Elsig, Manfred; Foltea, Marina and Ziegler, Andreas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISBN:

978-1-107-00487-0

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Manfred Elsig

Date Deposited:

22 Jul 2014 16:29

Last Modified:

09 May 2017 11:04

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/51622

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