The World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization : Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy

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A comprehensive examination of the World Trade Organization, this new book covers all the basics: the WTO's history, its structure, and its practices and concerns. Beginning with an overview of the world trading system since the end of World War II, Lanoszka explains the profound changes brought about by the establishment of the WTO. Then, a discussion of the organization's structure, rules, membership criteria, and decision making processes provides the foundation for an exploration of key issues - e.g., agreements dealing with agricultural products, textiles, and dumping - that continue to be sources of international tension.The rapidly growing global service economy is the topic of an entire chapter, as is the passionately debated subject of intellectual property rights. Emerging issues such as the environment, e-commerce, and the new roles of the developing countries also receive thorough attention. The book concludes with a look at the most recent developments taking place in the WTO and, more broadly, in the world trade system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588266044
  • 9781588266040

Review quote

"Clear, interesting, and insightful.... This excellent contribution to the WTO literature will be invaluable for international political economy classes." - Susan Sell, George Washington University"show more

Table of contents

Introduction. The Foundations of the WTO. Postwar Multilateralism. Establishment of the WTO: Principles, Structures, and Practices. The Three Pillars of the WTO. Trade in Goods. The Global Services Economy. Intellectual Property. Emerging Concerns. New Trade Issues on the WTO Agenda. The Developing Countries in the Global Economy. Conclusion. The Future of the Expanding WTO.show more

About Anna Lanoszka

Anna Lanoszka is assistant professor of international economic relations at the University of Windsor, Canada. Prior to her academic career, she worked in the Accessions Division of the World Trade Organization.show more