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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. WTO-Law: Evolution and Context

  3. Items on the Agenda

    1. Alan Matthews
      Pages 315-337
    2. Jacques H. J. Bourgeois
      Pages 385-399
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 401-409

About this book

Introduction

Since its foundation in 1995 the legitimacy of the WTO – and Since its foundation in 1995 the legitimacy of the WTO – and herewith the notion of organising global trade on the basis of herewith the notion of organising global trade on the basis of concepts like trade-liberalisation, treaty-based rule of law and concepts like trade-liberalisation, treaty-based rule of law and enforceability – is challenged for very different reasons: Some – enforceability – is challenged for very different reasons: Some – mostly in the industrialised parts of the world – feel that the system mostly in the industrialised parts of the world – feel that the system as such or particular aspects like, e. g. , the regulations for trade in as such or particular aspects like, e. g. , the regulations for trade in services might be a threat to democracy, others – mostly from services might be a threat to democracy, others – mostly from developing countries or newly industrializing countries – deem the developing countries or newly industrializing countries – deem the system fundamentally imbalanced, allowing for the application of system fundamentally imbalanced, allowing for the application of double standards by the developed countries. Besides, issues like double standards by the developed countries.

Keywords

Cancún Doha Round European law GATS WTO jurisdiction national regulation non-economic interests

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Griller
    • 1
  1. 1.EuropainstitutWirtschaftsuniversität WienWien

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-69379-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-22403-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-69379-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-384X
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