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The Governance of World Trade : International Civil Servants and GATT/WTO - Patrick Weller

The Governance of World Trade : International Civil Servants and GATT/WTO

Hardcover ISBN: 9781843765011
Number Of Pages: 208

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This unique study of the internal operation of the GATT/WTO argues that the invisible yet indispensable international civil servants are the permanent machinery within the institution. They have, the authors ascertain, an important coordinating function and act according to a specific scale of values that transcend those of individual states, providing the continuity and the cement, the credibility and the connection among self-interest-driven states. The book concludes that as one of the most 'democratic' international organizations, operating on the principle of consensus, the WTO needs a creative Secretariat as a necessary condition for multilateral cooperation to work.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Abbreviationsp. viii
Key Datesp. x
The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization: An Invisible Power?p. 1
International Civil Servantsp. 21
Development of the Multilateral Trade Systemp. 61
The Uruguay Roundp. 102
New Issues
Negotiating Trade in Servicesp. 137
Negotiating Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rightsp. 172
Negotiating the Dispute Settlement Understandingp. 197
Negotiating the Functioning of the GATT Systemp. 230
The World Trade Organization: The Secretariat and its Influencep. 251
Structure of the GATT and the WTO Secretariatsp. 281
Bibliographyp. 286
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9781843765011
ISBN-10: 1843765012
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66

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