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Making Global Trade Governance Work for Development: Perspectives and Priorities from Developing Countries

Edited by: Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

ISBN13: 9781107007826
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Discussion of the governance of global trade and the multilateral trading system is too often dominated by developed-country scholars and opinion-makers, with inadequate attention given to developing country perspectives. Making Global Trade Governance Work for Development gathers a diversity of developing country views on how to improve the governance of global trade and the WTO to better advance sustainable development and respond to the needs of developing countries. With contributions by senior scholars, commentators and practitioners, the essays combine new, empirically-grounded research with practical insights about the trade policy-making process. They consider the specific governance issues of interest to developing countries and acknowledge the changing dynamics in the global economy and in trade decision-making.

International Trade
Introduction Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Part I. Enduring Development Challenges and New Agendas for Global Trade Governance
1. Globalization, development, and democracy Jose Antonio Ocampo
2. The United Nations and the Millennium development goals: what roles in and beyond the governance of global trade? Laskhmi Puri
3. The interactions of trade, macroeconomic policies and sustainability: implications for global trade governance Alejandro Nadal
4. A sustainable development perspective on global trade governance Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz and Trineesh Biswas
Part II. Roles and Responsibilities in Global Trade Governance: Diversity in Developing Country Priorities and Strategies
5. New powers in the club: the challenges of global trade governance Amrita Narlikar
6. China's ascent in global trade governance: from rule taker to rule shaker and, maybe rule maker? Henry Gao
7. LDC priorities for improved global trade governance Atul Kaushik and Julian Mukiibi
8. Priorities for small states in global trade governance Edwin Laurent
9. Improving the participation of small developing countries in the governance of the multilateral trading system Richard Bernal
Part III. Strengthening Multilateralism: Priorities for WTO Reform
10. The WTO, democracy, and development: a view from the South Bhupinder Chimni
11. Reclaiming development in the world trading system revisited Yong-Shik Lee
12. Fostering developing country engagement in the dispute settlement system: outstanding challenges and governance implications Niall Meagher
13. Rethinking the governance of aid for trade David Luke and Luisa Bernal
14. Strengthening WTO surveillance: making transparency work for developing countries Arunabha Ghosh
15. Why not an Ombudsman at the WTO? A proposal for debate Felix Pena
Part IV. WTO Decision-Making Processes
16. Towards fair and inclusive decision-making in WTO negotiations Brendan Vickers and Faizel Ismail
17. Revisiting the single undertaking: towards a more balanced approach to WTO negotiations Miguel Rodriguez and Marie Wilke
18. Enhancing developing country participation in global trade governance through South-South coalitions in the World Trade Organization Vicente Yu
19. Inclusive trade governance: participation of stakeholders from the national to the multilateral levels Rashid Kaukab
20. Global trade governance and development: the WTO accession conundrum Carlos Primo Braga and Olivier Cattaneo
Part V. Conclusion
21. Development-oriented agendas for global trade governance: a summary of proposals Carolyn Deere Birkbeck.