Public participation and legitimacy in the WTO / Yves Bonzon.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xiii, 313 pages ; 24 cm.
Cambridge international trade and economic law.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The notion of public participation : a conceptual framework Legitimacy and the 'constitutionalization' of international law The WTO institutional structure WTO decisions Public participation's modalities : comparative analysis at the international level Further formalizing public participation in the WTO decision-making Final conclusion.
"The legitimacy of the WTO's decision-making process has always been questioned, and many have advocated public participation mechanisms as a remedy. Yves Bonzon considers the limits and potential of these mechanisms by advancing a conceptual framework which distinguishes the four 'implementation parameters' of public participation: the goal, the object, the modalities, and the actors. He addresses the issue of legitimacy by considering to what extent, and by virtue of which legal principles, one can see implementing the democratic principle as a goal for public participation in the context of the WTO. By analysing the institutional structure of the WTO and its different types of decisions, he then outlines how this goal should influence the object and modalities of public participation, which decision-making procedures should be opened to public participation, and how the mechanisms should be implemented in practice. Finally, he suggests specific amendments to existing WTO arrangements on public participation"-- Provided by publisher. "As the processes of regionalisation and globalisation have intensified, there have been accompanying increases in the regulations of international trade and economic law at the levels of international, regional and national laws. The subject matter of this series is international economic law. Its core is the regulation of international trade, investment and cognate areas such as intellectual property and competition policy"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-298) and index.
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