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Between Law and Diplomacy: The Social Contexts of Disputing at the World Trade Organization

Joseph Conti

Abstract

This book crafts an insider's look at international trade disputes at one of the most important institutions in the global economy: the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO regulates the global rules for trade, and—unique among international organizations—provides a legalized process for litigation between countries over trade grievances. Drawing on interviews with trade lawyers, ambassadors, trade delegations, and trade jurists, this book details how trade has become increasingly legalized and the implications of that for power relations between rich and poor countries. The author looks cl ... More

Keywords: trade, trade disputes, World Trade Organization, global economy, power relations, international trade, global rules, trade lawyers, trade delegations, diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771436
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771436.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Conti, author