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Awkward Partners: NGOs And Social Movements At The WTO  

Jens Steffek

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This article analyses the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social movements in the World Trade Organization (WTO). After providing a theoretical overview that outlines the ... More

Bridging the Silos: Trade and exchange rates in international political economy  

Mark S. Copelovitch and Jon C.W. Pevehouse

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May 2015
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Sep 2014
The inextricable link between trade and exchange rates is a central feature of the international economy. As the cost of traversing international borders has decreased, as production of ... More

The Case For a Multilateral Trade Organization  

Robert E. Baldwin

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO), are generally regarded as the most successful international economic organizations ... More

Central Asia’s Inside-Out Foreign Economic Relations  

Alexander Cooley

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter argues that Central Asia’s post-Soviet economic liberalization and integration into the global economy remains selective and incomplete, especially when compared to its ... More

China’s Foreign Economic Relations and Policies  

Margaret M. Pearson

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
The evolution of China’s foreign economic performance and policy is one of the biggest stories of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. China’s trajectory has had ... More

Climate Diplomacy  

Lorraine Elliott

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article explores the diplomacy of climate change negotiations – their form, structure, and the principles that shaped them. It focuses on two interacting levels of climate change ... More

Collective Agency, Systemic Consequences: Bargaining Coalitions in the WTO  

Amrita Narlikar

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
The phenomenon of collective bargaining in the multilateral trade regime is not new; coalitions of developing countries go back to the days of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. ... More

Connected Channels: MNCs and production networks in global trade  

Walter Hatch, Jennifer Bair, and Günter Heiduk

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May 2015
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Nov 2014
Multinational corporations (MNCs) and production networks are responsible for a large and perhaps growing share of international trade. Some observers describe this trend as the sum of ... More

Currency and Exchange Rate Regimes in Asia  

Saori N. Katada and C. Randall Henning

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
Asian states’ management of their currencies plays a central role in their development strategies, international relations of the region, and the region’s relationship with the rest of the ... More

Deep Integration and Regional Trade Agreements  

Soo Yeon Kim

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May 2015
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Apr 2015
Deep integration is the hallmark of the modern regional trade agreement (RTA). RTAs with deep integration provisions seek to strengthen the contestability of markets for firms in partner ... More

Defining the Borders of the WTO Agenda  

Marion Jansen

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
Defining the borders of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) agenda has been an intensely debated issue for several decades. Although the original General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ... More

The Design of Trade Agreements  

Leslie Johns and Lauren Peritz

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May 2015
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Sep 2014
In recent decades there has been an explosion in the number and importance of preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which vary dramatically in their design. Design elements include the ... More

Digital Technology  

Daryl Copeland

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article focuses on the use of digital technologies by diplomats in the discharge of their reporting, analytical, and problem-solving responsibilities, and in their efforts to connect ... More

The Diplomacy of Global and Transnational Firms  

Geoffrey Allen Pigman

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article argues that large firms which operate across national borders function increasingly as diplomatic actors in ways analogous to governments of nation-states, multilateral ... More

Dispute Settlement in the WTO  

Marc Busch and Krzysztof Pelc

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May 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization (WTO), surveying some of the main themes in the literature and providing a brief outline of the stages of a typical ... More

The Dispute Settlement Mechanism At The WTO: The Appellate Body—Assessment And Problems  

Mitsuo Matsushita

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism has taken great strides towards establishing the rule of law in international trade, that is, a rule-oriented international ... More

Dispute Settlement Mechanism—Analysis And Problems  

Manfred Elsig, Joost Pauwelyn, and Thomas Bernauer

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
When the World Trade Organization (WTO) came into being in 1995, its dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) was widely heralded as the ‘jewel in the crown’. Sixteen years later, the DSM has ... More

The Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Ensuring Compliance?  

Alan O'Neil Sykes

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
What is the purpose of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism (DSM)? This seemingly simple question has become a source of considerable academic debate. All ... More

The Doha Development Agenda  

Amrita Narlikar

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Mar 2013
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Aug 2013
This article argues that the complexity and political sensitivity of issues under negotiation do not sufficiently explain the persistence of deadlock in the Doha negotiations. The ... More

Domestic Politics and International Disputes  

Peter Rosendorff

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May 2015
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Apr 2015
Domestic political interests and institutions are important determinants of international trade dispute processes. Domestic politics affects the inclusion and design of dispute settlement ... More

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