The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization

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The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization provides an authoritative and cutting-edge account of the World Trade Organization. Its purpose is to provide a holistic understanding of what the WTO does, how it goes about fulfilling its tasks, its achievements and problems, and how it might contend with some critical challenges. The Handbook benefits from an interdisciplinary approach. The editorial team comprises a transatlantic partnership between a political scientist, a historian, and an economist. The distinguished and international team of contributors to the volume includes leading political scientists, historians, economists, lawyers, and practitioners working in the area of multilateral trade. All the chapters present original and state-of-the-art research material. They critically engage with existing academic and policy debates, and also contribute to the evolution of the field by setting the agenda for current and future WTO studies.The Handbook is aimed at research institutions, university academics, post-graduate students, and final-year undergraduates working in the areas of international organization, trade policy and negotiations, global economic governance, and economic diplomacy. As such, it should find an enthusiastic readership amongst students and scholars in History, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, and Law. Equally important, the book should have direct relevance for diplomats, international bureaucrats, government officials, and other policy-makers and practitioners in the area of trade and economic governance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 174 x 252 x 58mm | 1,660.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199586101
  • 9780199586103
  • 1,230,005

About Reader in International Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Rising Powers Amrita Narlikar

Dr Amrita Narlikar is the Director of the Centre for Rising Powers, and Reader in International Political Economy at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. Her most recent books included New Powers: How to Become One and How to Manage Them, New York: Columbia University Press, London: Hurst, 2010 and (ed) Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Professor Martin Daunton works on the history of economic and social policy, most recently with respect to taxation, and is currently completing a book on the economic government of the world since the Second World War. He is Professor of Economic History in the University of Cambridge and Master of Trinity Hall. Robert M. Stern has published numerous articles and books over the years in international trade and finance. His current research focuses on issues of WTO governance and related social policies. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and currently a Visiting Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC-Berkeley.show more

Review quote

...this Handbook should be regarded as a feat of great editorship, which is especially remarkable given the pluralistic array of contributors-both in disciplinary and geographic terms. Agustin Jose Menendez, University of Leon and University of Oslo, Political Studies Reviewshow more

Table of contents

PART I: THEORY OF MULTILATERAL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ; PART II: INSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTION: BUILDING UP THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION ; PART III: THE PROCESS BEHIND THE WORKINGS OF THE WTO ; PART IV: AGENCY IN THE WTO ; PART V: THE SUBSTANCE OF THE AGREEMENTS ; PART VI: IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT ; PART VII: CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM ; PART VIII: ETHICAL ISSUES ; PART IX: REFORM OF THE WTO AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOVERNANCEshow more