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The World Trade Organization : legal, economic and political analysis /
editors Patrick F.J. Macrory, Arthur E. Appleton, Michael G. Plummer.
imprint
New York : Springer, c2005.
description
3 v. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0387226850 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Springer, c2005.
isbn
0387226850 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5594852
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
From the review (forthcoming): "The list of contributors is as impressive as the size of the book itself" "covers practically all aspects of the WTO and its activities" "many carefully crafted and conscientiously researched contributions" "thought provoking contributions" "Excellent and detailed analyses of the legal framework of the [WTO], including the multilateral and plurilateral agreements and the dispute settlement proceedings." "avoids the jargon that often tends to plague texts dealing with GATT/WTO law" "Given its breadth and depth, and the quality of the contributions, the book is likely to become the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals" (Veijo Heiskanen, Journal of Trade Law, December 2006)
From the reviews: "The legal treatment is comprehensive (to say the least)" "The contributors overall do an admirable job of weaving the WTO panel and Appellate Body cases into the analysis of the various regimes covered". "A major volume of work on the WTO and probably the larges single-published reference for the WTO." "Excellent value for the researcher and the instructor" "A very large but also highly detailed presentation of the multilateral system at the WTO." "Will certainly deserve a position as a classic reference on international economy in the WTO." (Legal Issues of Economic Intergation, 2006)
From the reviews:"The legal treatment is comprehensive (to say the least)" "The contributors overall do an admirable job of weaving the WTO panel and Appellate Body cases into the analysis of the various regimes covered". "A major volume of work on the WTO and probably the larges single-published reference for the WTO." "Excellent value for the researcher and the instructor" "A very large but also highly detailed presentation of the multilateral system at the WTO." "Will certainly deserve a position as a classic reference on international economy in the WTO." (Legal Issues of Economic Intergation, 2006)
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Summaries
Long Description
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO. Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a former and a present member of the WTO Appellate Body, and several present and former officials of the WTO Secretariat. They also include a number of former heads of country delegations to the GATT and the WTO, as well as leading academics and practitioners from many countries. The core of the book is the section on the legal framework of the WTO, which contains detailed legal analyses of the GATT 1994 and each of the specialized WTO agreements, as well as a discussion of the institutional framework of the WTO. The book also includes a number of chapters on the WTO dispute resolution process a critical part of the world trading system and on the growing phenomenon of regional trade agreements. In addition, the book contains sections discussing important political aspects of the WTO, such as the relationship between trade and the environment, labor, and human rights. A section on economic issues includes chapters analyzing the economic aspects of such critical aspects as anti-dumping, safeguards, trade and the environment, and trade and labor. A series of country reports considers the WTO from the perspective of individual members and would-be members, ranging from the United States and the European Union to Mongolia. The book is an essential tool for anyone with a professional interest in the WTO, ranging from government officials involved in trade policy to legal practitioners to academics. From the review (forthcoming):"The list of contributors is as impressive as the size of the book itself""covers practically all aspects of the WTO and its activities""many carefully crafted and conscientiously researched contributions""thought provoking contributions""Excellent and detailed analyses of the legal framework of the [WTO], including the multilateral and plurilateral agreements and the dispute settlement proceedings.""avoids the jargon that often tends to plague texts dealing with GATT/WTO law""Given its breadth and depth, and the quality of the contributions, the book is likely to become the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals" (Veijo Heiskanen, Journal of Trade Law, December 2006)
Main Description
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO. Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a former and a present member of the WTO Appellate Body, and several present and former officials of the WTO Secretariat. They also include a number of former heads of country delegations to the GATT and the WTO, as well as leading academics and practitioners from many countries. The core of the book is the section on the legal framework of the WTO, which contains detailed legal analyses of the GATT 1994 and each of the specialized WTO agreements, as well as a discussion of the institutional framework of the WTO. The book also includes a number of chapters on the WTO dispute resolution process a critical part of the world trading system and on the growing phenomenon of regional trade agreements. In addition, the book contains sections discussing important political aspects of the WTO, such as the relationship between trade and the environment, labor, and human rights. A section on economic issues includes chapters analyzing the economic aspects of such critical aspects as anti-dumping, safeguards, trade and the environment, and trade and labor. A series of country reports considers the WTO from the perspective of individual members and would-be members, ranging from the United States and the European Union to Mongolia. The book is an essential tool for anyone with a professional interest in the WTO, ranging from government officials involved in trade policy to legal practitioners to academics. From the review (forthcoming): "The list of contributors is as impressive as the size of the book itself" "covers practically all aspects of the WTO and its activities" "many carefully crafted and conscientiously researched contributions" "thought provoking contributions" "Excellent and detailed analyses of the legal framework of the WTO], including the multilateral and plurilateral agreements and the dispute settlement proceedings." "avoids the jargon that often tends to plague texts dealing with GATT/WTO law" "Given its breadth and depth, and the quality of the contributions, the book is likely to become the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals" (Veijo Heiskanen, Journal of Trade Law, December 2006)
Main Description
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work - described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system - is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO. Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a former and a present member of the WTO Appellate Body, and several present and former officials of the WTO Secretariat. They also include a number of former heads of country delegations to the GATT and the WTO, as well as leading academics and practitioners from many countries.The core of the book is the section on the legal framework of the WTO, which contains detailed legal analyses of the GATT 1994 and each of the specialized WTO agreements, as well as a discussion of the institutional framework of the WTO. The book also includes a number of chapters on the WTO dispute resolution process - a critical part of the world trading system - and on the growing phenomenon of regional trade agreements. In addition, the book contains sections discussing important political aspects of the WTO, such as the relationship between trade and the environment, labor, and human rights. A section on economic issues includes chapters analyzing the economic aspects of such critical aspects as anti-dumping, safeguards, trade and the environment, and trade and labor. A series of country reports considers the WTO from the perspective of individual members and would-be members, ranging from the United States and the European Union to Mongolia.The book is an essential tool for anyone with a professional interest in the WTO, ranging from government officials involved in trade policy to legal practitioners to academics
Main Description
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work a? described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system a? is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO. Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a former and a present member of the WTO Appellate Body, and several present and former officials of the WTO Secretariat. They also include a number of former heads of country delegations to the GATT and the WTO, as well as leading academics and practitioners from many countries. The core of the book is the section on the legal framework of the WTO, which contains detailed legal analyses of the GATT 1994 and each of the specialized WTO agreements, as well as a discussion of the institutional framework of the WTO. The book also includes a number of chapters on the WTO dispute resolution process a? a critical part of the world trading system a? and on the growing phenomenon of regional trade agreements. In addition, the book contains sections discussing important political aspects of the WTO, such as the relationship between trade and the environment, labor, and human rights. A section on economic issues includes chapters analyzing the economic aspects of such critical aspects as anti-dumping, safeguards, trade and the environment, and trade and labor. A series of country reports considers the WTO from the perspective of individual members and would-be members, ranging from the United States and the European Union to Mongolia. The book is an essential tool for anyone with a professional interest in the WTO, ranging from government officials involved in trade policy to legal practitioners to academics. From the review (forthcoming): "The list of contributors is as impressive as the size of the book itself" "covers practically all aspects of the WTO and its activities" "many carefully crafted and conscientiously researched contributions" "thought provoking contributions" "Excellent and detailed analyses of the legal framework of the [WTO], including the multilateral and plurilateral agreements and the dispute settlement proceedings." "avoids the jargon that often tends to plague texts dealing with GATT/WTO law" "Given its breadth and depth, and the quality of the contributions, the book is likely to become the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals" (Veijo Heiskanen, Journal of Trade Law, December 2006)
Main Description
The editors have succeeded in bringing together an excellent mix of leading scholars and practitioners.No book on the WTO has had this wide a scope before or covered the legal framework, economic and political issues, current and would-be countries and a outlook to the future like these three volumes do.3000 pages, 80 chapters in 3 volumes cover a very interdiscplinary field that touches upon law, economics and politics.
Main Description
The editors have succeeded in bringing together an excellent mix of leading scholars and practitioners. No book on the WTO has had this wide a scope before or covered the legal framework, economic and political issues, current and would-be countries and a outlook to the future like these three volumes do. 3000 pages, 80 chapters in 3 volumes cover a very interdiscplinary field that touches upon law, economics and politics.
Long Description
With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO. Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a former and a present member of the WTO Appellate Body, and several present and former officials of the WTO Secretariat. They also include a number of former heads of country delegations to the GATT and the WTO, as well as leading academics and practitioners from many countries. The core of the book is the section on the legal framework of the WTO, which contains detailed legal analyses of the GATT 1994 and each of the specialized WTO agreements, as well as a discussion of the institutional framework of the WTO. The book also includes a number of chapters on the WTO dispute resolution process a critical part of the world trading system and on the growing phenomenon of regional trade agreements. In addition, the book contains sections discussing important political aspects of the WTO, such as the relationship between trade and the environment, labor, and human rights. A section on economic issues includes chapters analyzing the economic aspects of such critical aspects as anti-dumping, safeguards, trade and the environment, and trade and labor. A series of country reports considers the WTO from the perspective of individual members and would-be members, ranging from the United States and the European Union to Mongolia. The book is an essential tool for anyone with a professional interest in the WTO, ranging from government officials involved in trade policy to legal practitioners to academics. From the review (forthcoming): "The list of contributors is as impressive as the size of the book itself" "covers practically all aspects of the WTO and its activities" "many carefully crafted and conscientiously researched contributions" "thought provoking contributions" "Excellent and detailed analyses of the legal framework of the [WTO], including the multilateral and plurilateral agreements and the dispute settlement proceedings." "avoids the jargon that often tends to plague texts dealing with GATT/WTO law" "Given its breadth and depth, and the quality of the contributions, the book is likely to become the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals" (Veijo Heiskanen, Journal of Trade Law, December 2006)
Table of Contents
Table of Cases
Foreword
Introduction
An Interpretative History of the Uruguay Round Negotiation
The Politics of Trade Policy Development:The New Complexity
The Democratic Roots of the Trade Organization
Institutional Framework
GATT 1994
The Agreement on Agriculture
The Agreement on the Application Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing
The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures
The Anti-Dumping Agreement
The Agreement on Customs Valuation
The Agreement on Pre-Shipment Inspection
The Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
The Agreement on Rules of Origin
The Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Injury Determinations in Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations
The Agreement on Safeguards
The General Agreement on Trade in Services
Financial Services
Telecommunications Services
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
The Agreement on Government Procurement
The Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft and Other Issues Relating To Civil Aircraft in the GATT/WTO System
Consultations
Panel Proceedings
Appellate Body Proceedings
Implementation and Enforcement of the WTO Agreements
Non-Violation Revisited
Some Thoughts on the Appellate Body
The Application of Non-WTO Rules of International Law in WTO Dispute Settlement
The Intervention of Private Entities and States as "Friends of the Court" in WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings
The WTO Agreement in European Community Law: Status, Effect and Enforcement
Special and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries
National Security
Tariff Classification
Economic Principles of International Trade
Computational Analysis of Multilateral Trade Liberalization in the Uruguay Round and Doha Development Round
Safeguards
Anti-Dumping and Competition Law.-Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
Agriculture
Environmental Issues
Labor Standards
Services
Postal versus Express Delivery Services
Regional Trade Arrangements --A Legal Analysis
The Economies in Transition, the WTO and Regionalism
Rules of Origin and Rules of Preference and the World Trade Organization: The Challenge to Global Trade Liberalization
Services in Regional Trading Arrangements
Rules for Foreign Direct Investment at the WTO: Building on Regional Trade Agreements
Regional Trading Arrangements and Developing Countries
Least Developed Countries in the Multilateral Trading System
Textiles and Developing Countries
The TRIPS Agreement and Developing Countries
Trade-Related Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building
Trade and Electronic Commerce
Trade and Competition Policy
Trade and Environment
Trade and Labor I
Trade and Labor II
Trade and Human Rights I
Trade and Human Rights II
Trade and Gender
Trade and Culture
Argentina
Canada
China
Colombia
Egypt
The European Union
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Mongolia
New Zealand
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
United States
Pursuing Global Free Trade: A Small Open Economy Perspective
Global Integration
Currents and Countertrends
Appendix
Two Ministerial Declarations
Singapore, Geneva, Doha, and Cancun
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