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The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance: World Trade Forum

Edited by: Manfred Elsig, Michael Hahn, Gabriele Spilker

ISBN13: 9781108707442
To be Published: July 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2019)
Price: £27.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781108485678



Today's trade regime and its rules are under pressure. Increasing societal discontent with globalization and the rise of protectionist measures threaten the trade regime's legitimacy and effectiveness. The authors explore systemic challenges to the trade regime, inter alia, related to development, migration, inequality, the digital economy and climate change. The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance allows the readers, in times of change, to put current developments into context and offers an understanding of the different dynamics defining today's regulation of the global economy. Chapters authored by leading researchers from different disciplines - law, political science and economics - address the challenges of the global economic system and share novel outlooks, both theory- and data-based, for the future.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
1. Introduction: current challenges and future scenarios
Manfred Elsig, Michael Hahn and Gabriele Spilker
Part I. New and Old Challenges:
2. The elephant in the negotiation room: PTAs through the eyes of citizens
Quynh Nguyen and Gabriele Spilker
3. Corporate strategy in times of anti-trade sentiment: current challenges and future scenarios
Jappe Eckhardt and Louise Curran
4. Understanding and shaping trade rules for the digital era
Mira Burri
5. The need for better disciplines on rules of origins in the WTO: evidence from NAFTA
Caroline Freund
6. For whom the bell tolls: the WTO's third decade
Michael Hahn
Part II. Trade Policy and Trade-Related Concerns:
7. Reconceiving trade agreements for social inclusion
Gregory Shaffer
8. Our alarming climate crisis demands border adjustments now
John Odell
9. The multilateralization of PTAs' environmental clauses: scenarios for the future?
Jean-Frédéric Morin, Clara Brandi and Axel Berger
10. The trend to more and stricter non-trade issues in preferential trade agreements
Lisa Lechner
Part III. Development Angles:
11. The trade-migration nexus from a multilevel perspective
Flavia Jurje and Sandra Lavenex
12. Trips implementation in developing countries: likely scenarios to 2025
Omar Serrano and Mira Burri
13. Investment promotion and facilitation for LDCs
Rodrigo Polanco Lazo and Azernoosh Bazrafkan
Part IV. Diffusion across Economic Treaties:
14. Heading for divorce? Investment protection rules in free trade agreements
Wolfgang Alschner
15. The regime complex for investment governance: overlapping provisions in PTAs and BITs
Soo Yeon Kim and Clara Lee
16. Asian Trade agreements in services: filling form with content
Mark Manger