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Public Participation and Legitimacy in the WTO


ISBN13: 9781107067820
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.99



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The legitimacy of the WTO's decision-making process has always been questioned, and many have advocated public participation mechanisms as a remedy.

Yves Bonzon considers the limits and potential of these mechanisms by advancing a conceptual framework which distinguishes the four 'implementation parameters' of public participation: the goal, the object, the modalities, and the actors.

He addresses the issue of legitimacy by considering to what extent, and by virtue of which legal principles, one can see implementing the democratic principle as a goal for public participation in the context of the WTO. By analysing the institutional structure of the WTO and its different types of decisions, he then outlines how this goal should influence the object and modalities of public participation, which decision-making procedures should be opened to public participation, and how the mechanisms should be implemented in practice.

Finally, he suggests specific amendments to existing WTO arrangements on public participation.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Legitimacy and the 'constitutionalization' of international law
3. Public participation: a conceptual framework
4. Public participation: comparative analysis at the international level
5. The institutional structure of the WTO
6. WTO decisions
7. Further formalizing public participation in the WTO
8. Conclusion.

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