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Development at the World Trade Organization

Sonia E. Rolland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600885
eISBN:
9780191738364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600885.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book engages in a systematic analysis of development-oriented rules and procedures at the WTO. It argues that the shortcomings of the Doha Development Round are due in part to the failure to ... More


How Can Parliamentary Participation in WTO Rule-Making and Democratic Control be Made More Effective in the WTO? A United States Congressional Perspective

David E. Skaggs

in Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282623
eISBN:
9780191700224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282623.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

For a democracy to buy a liberal trading system, its people need the political maturity to appreciate that the occasional short-term costs are outweighed by long-term gains, that the deferred ... More


Do BITs Really Work?: An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and their Grand Bargain

Jeswald W. Salacuse and Nicholas P. Sullivan

in The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195388534
eISBN:
9780199855322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses whether BITs have achieved their objectives. The first part of the chapter examines the historical movement to form BITs. The second part explores the goals motivating BITs, ... More


Editors’ introduction

Chantal Thomas and Joel P Trachtman

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the major themes of this book, which provides a comprehensive, nuanced, and varied view of the position of developing countries in the WTO ... More


Trade and Development: Systemic Lessons from WTO Experience with Implementation, Trade Facilitation, and Aid for Trade

J Michael Finger

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the Uruguay Round, developing countries behaved as full partners rather than as supplicants in the system. This step forward has, however, been reversed by outrageous mismanagement of the hangover ... More


Asymmetry in the Uruguay Round and in the Doha Round

Sylvia Ostry

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the unintended consequences of the Uruguay Round, focusing on the issue of asymmetry. A number of case studies by the World Bank demonstrate both the capacity deficit in poor ... More


MFN and the Third-party Economic Interests of Developing Countries in GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement

Chad P Bown

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the indirect or “third-party” interest of developing countries in WTO trade disputes over market access. It then documents the various economic reasons why a country may have ... More


The GATS and Developing Countries: Why Such Limited Traction? *

Bernard Hoekman

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

With the exception of basic telecommunications, very little progress has been made to date in using the GATS framework to lock in unilateral reforms that have already been implemented, let alone in ... More


Concluding Remarks—Challenges for the Future

Panagiotis Delimatsis

in International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Several GATS-intrinsic setbacks and political obstacles as identified in the previous chapters may slow down, but cannot reverse the pace of services liberalization in the future. The GATS is the ... More


Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets

Martha M. Roggenkamp, Lila Barrera-Hernández, Donald N. Zillman, and Iñigo del Guayo (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199645039
eISBN:
9780191738647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Networks such as cables and pipelines are essential for a functioning energy market. This book provides an overview of the legal challenges this poses in the modern world. The construction and use of ... More


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