Two high-level commissions—the Sutherland report in 2004, and the Warwick Commission report in 2007—addressed the future of the World Trade Organization and made proposals for incremental reform. This book goes further; it explains why institutional reform of the WTO is needed at this critical juncture in world history and provides innovative, practical proposals for modernizing the WTO to enable it to respond to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Contributors focus on five critical areas: transparency, decision- and rule-making procedures, internal management structures, participation by non-governmental organizations and civil society, and relationships with regional trade agreements.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Steger: Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century
Debra P. Steger (Univ. of Ottawa - Law) has published Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century (Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press 2009). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: