Discusses the various challenges the WTO faces and provides policy-relevant ideas to reform WTO governance.
Institutional Adaptation and Reform: The Responsiveness of the WTO to Changing Balances of Power.
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References5 Legitimising global economic governance through transnational parliamentarisation: how far have we come? How much further must we go?; Introduction; A Framework of Debate: The Need for and the Lack of Democratic Legitimacy in Global Economic Governance; Legitimacy; Democracy; The democratic deficit of the WTO; Legitimisation Through Parliamentarisation; The Parliamentary Conference on the WTO (PCWTO); Historical development and legal basis; Objectives and functions; Structure and decision-making; Content of meetings and outcome.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; References; Part I: Setting the stage; 2 The origins and back to the future: a conversation with Ambassador Julio Lacarte Muró; 3 After globalisation? WTO reform and the new global political economy; Introduction; The Crisis of Multilateralism and the 'Demise' of the WTO; The 'New Circumstances' of WTO Reform; From Existential Crisis to Institutional Transformation:What Future for the WTO?; Conclusion; References; Part II: Boundaries. 4 Internal measures in the multilateral trading system: where are the borders of the WTO agenda?Introduction; Reasons for Linking Internal Measures and Policies to Trade Negotiations; Trade relatedness matters; When internal measures affect relative prices; Internal measures can affect trade related fixed costs; When internal measures shape the functioning of national markets; Beyond trade-relatedness; Taking advantage of cross-linkages among issues in negotiations; Guaranteeing the effectiveness of domestic policies; Internal Policies in WTO Law; GATT and GATS; Subsidy agreement. SPS and TBT AgreementTRIPS, TRIMs and government procurement; Labour, environment and competition: the themes that didn't make it; Global Institutional Design: Defining the Roles of Different Multilateral Platforms; Factors that have Affected Agenda-Setting in the Past; Lack of influence of concerns about 'policy effectiveness', 'policy coherence', or 'races to the bottom' on the WTO agenda; An ambiguous attitude towards harmonisation; Export interests and the anti-circumvention argument appear to have influenced the shape of WTO agenda; Enforcement considerations play a role; Conclusions. The PCWTO's contribution to democratic legitimacy of the WTOThe Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB); Historical development and legal basis; Objectives and functions; Structure and institutional setting; Contribution of the PNoWB to transnational democratic legitimacy; Whither Now? Elements to Improve and Increase the Parliamentarisation of Global Economic Governance; References; Part III: Emerging and established powers; 6 Adapting to new power balances: institutional reform in the WTO; Introduction.
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Print version: Cottier, Thomas Governing the World Trade Organization : Past, Present and Beyond Doha Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2011