In this Book

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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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.

Co-published with the International Development Research Centre and the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. List of Acronyms
  2. p. xvii
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  1. PART I: Why Institutional Reform Is Necessary
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Why Institutional Reform of the WTO Is Necessary
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2. Reinvigorating Debate on WTO Reform: The Contours of a Functional and Normative Approach to Analyzing the WTO System
  2. pp. 11-40
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  1. PART II: Decision-Making in the WTO
  2. p. 41
  1. 3. A Two-Tier Approach to WTO Decision-Making
  2. pp. 43-66
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  1. 4. WTO Decision-Making: Can We Get a Little Help from the Secretariat and the Critical Mass?
  2. pp. 67-90
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  1. 5. Improvements to the WTO Decision-Making Process: Lessons from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  2. pp. 91-126
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  1. PART III: Internal Management of the WTO
  2. p. 127
  1. 6. Internal Management of the WTO: Room for Improvement
  2. pp. 129-162
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  1. PART IV: Transparency and Domestic Consultation
  2. p. 163
  1. 7. From the Periphery to the Centre? The Evolving WTO Jurisprudence on Transparency and Good Governance
  2. pp. 165-192
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  1. 8. Selective Adaptation of WTO Transparency Norms and Local Practices in China and Japan
  2. pp. 193-218
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  1. 9. Domestic Politics and the Search for a New Social Purpose of Governance for the WTO: A Proposal for a Declaration on Domestic Consultation
  2. pp. 219-256
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  1. 10. Enhancing Business Participation in Trade Policy-Making: Lessons from China
  2. pp. 257-284
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  1. PART V: Public Participation
  2. p. 285
  1. 11. Options for Public Participation in the WTO: Experience from Regional Trade Agreements
  2. pp. 287-308
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  1. 12. Non-Governmental Organizations and the WTO: Limits to Involvement?
  2. pp. 309-360
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  1. PART VI: Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO
  2. p. 361
  1. 13. Accommodating Developing Countries in the WTO: From Mega-Debates to Economic Partnership Agreements
  2. pp. 363-388
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  1. 14. Saving the WTO from the Risk of Irrelevance: The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism as a ‘Common Good’ for RTA Disputes
  2. pp. 389-416
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  1. 15. Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO: The Gyrating Gears of Interdependence
  2. pp. 417-436
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 437-454
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 455-460
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 461-475
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