xxx, 503 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781107004870 hardback 110700487X hardback 9780511792496 ebook
"For a long time, the GATT led a life of its own as a self-contained regime. The evolution from tariff to non-tariff barriers brought about increasing overlaps with other regulatory areas. WTO rules increasingly interface with other areas of law and policy, including environmental protection, agricultural policies, labour standards, investment, human rights and regional integration. Against this backdrop, this book examines fragmentation in international trade regulation across a wide array of regulatory fields. To this end, it uses a conceptually coherent theoretical framework which is based on the effort to bring about greater coherence among different policy goals and fields, and thus to embed the multilateral trading system within the broader framework of international economics, law and relations. It will appeal to those interested in a forward-looking discussion of the most pressing issues of the international trade agenda"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : fragmentation and coherence in international trade regulation : analysis and conceptual foundations / Thomas Cottier ... [et al.] The constitutionalisation of international trade law / Klaus Armingeon ... [et al.] Reflections on modes of decision-making in the World Trade Organization / Yves Bonzon ... [et al.] Regionalism : moving from fragmentation towards coherence / Richard Baldwin and Theresa Carpenter Reframing sustainable agriculture / Philipp Aerni, Christian Häberli and Baris Karapinar Energy in WTO law and policy / Thomas Cottier ... [et al.] Developing trade rules for services : a case of fragmented coherence? / Panagiotis Delimatsis ... [et al.] Challenges of biotechnology in international trade regulation / Susette Biber-Klemm ... [et al.] A call for a WTO ministerial decision on trade and human rights / Barnali Choudhury ... [et al.] The protection and promotion of cultural diversity in a digital networked environment : mapping possible advances towards coherence / Mira Burri-Nenova, Christoph Beat Graber and Thomas Steiner Development and stability in the nexus between trade and finance / Ernst Baltensperger and Nils Herger The regulatory framework Iof nternational investment : the challenge of fragmentation in a changing world economy / Bertram Boie, Julien Chaisse and Philippe Gugler Low-income countries and commodity price volatility / Hannah Bargawi ... [et al.].