The WTO and Global Governance: Future Directions

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is mandated by governments to achieve full employment, a steady growth in real income, and higher standards of living for its 150-plus member countries. Its role is also to ensure the optimal use of the world's resources in accordance with sustainable development. As a result, the WTO has greatly extended its reach into non-traditional areas of trade policy. This has taken place against the reality that the WTO is only part of a more global structure of international agreements with overlapping objectives and commitments, many of which now find their place on centre-stage at the WTO.

Author Biography

Gary P. Sampson is the John Gough Professor of International Trade at Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University, and Professor of International Economic Governance at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Yokohama, Japan.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction and overview: Future directionsp. 1
The bigger picturep. 39
The WTO∆s contribution to global governancep. 37
The WTO, global governance and policy optionsp. 57
Enhancing the role of the WTO in global governancep. 78
Non-trade-related issuesp. 113
Governing at the trade-environment interfacep. 115
Promoting policy coherence in the global governance of trade and employmentp. 128
Placing human rights in the Geneva consensusp. 149
Pharmaceutical patents and access to medicinesp. 174
The importance of developmentp. 185
The WTO, global governance and developmentp. 187
Globalization, trade and developing countriesp. 202
Aid for Trade and global governance: An ITC perspectivep. 217
The future of the WTO and free tradep. 229
Dispute settlement and governancep. 239
Some thoughts on the WTO dispute settlement procedurep. 241
Indexp. 261
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