Readership: Scholars and advanced students of international law, economics, and international relations; practitioners and officials working with Non-Governmental organizations.
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Professor of Law, European University Institute, Florence
"What all readers will find, however, is some excellent normative analysis of the WTO as currently constituted...Overall, this book is a very valuable, if somewhat theoretically limited, contribution to the body of literature on the WTO. All scholars with an interest in the WTO and its works will find much to inform and stimulate them between its covers." - Prof Fiona Macmillan, International trade and law regulation, vol 12:2,
Carlo Trojan: Foreword
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
I WTO Negotiators and Academics Analyze the Doha Development Round of the WTO
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann: Overview and Summary of the Book
II The Doha Development Round and the Future of the WTO: Policy Proposals
1: Peter Sutherland: The Doha Development Agenda: Political Challenges to the World Trading System - A Cosmopolitan Perspective
2: Faizel Ismael: A Development Perspective on the WTO July 2004 General Council Decision
3: Kenneth W. Dam: Cordell Hull, the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act and the WTO
III Building-Blocks for Concluding the Doha Round Negotiations on Agriculture
4: Stefan Tangermann: How to Forge a Compromise in the Agricultural Negotiations?
5: Stuart Harbinson: The Agricultural Negotiations: The Road from Doha and How to Keep the Negotiations on a Positive Track
6: Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann: Strategic Use of WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings for Advancing WTO Negotiations on Agricultural Subsidies
IV The Doha Round Negotiations on Services Trade
7: L. Alan Winters: Developing Country Proposals for the Liberalization of Movements of Natural Service Suppliers
8: J. Anthony VanDuzer: Navigating Between the Poles: Unpacking the Debate on the Implications for Development of GATS Obligations Relating to Health and Education Services
9: Joel P. Trachtman: Negotiations on Domestic Regulation and Trade in Services (Article VI GATS): A Legal Analysis of Selected Current Issues
V Less-Developed WTO Members in the Doha Round Negotiations
10: Bernard Hoekman: Operationalizing the Concept of Policy Space in the WTO: Beyond Special and Differential Treatment of Developing Countries
11: Gregory Shaffer: Can WTO Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Serve Developing Countries?
12: Marion Panizzon and Thomas Cottier: Developing Countries Interests and Negotiation Positions on Protection of Geographical Indications and Traditional Knowledge
VI Are WTO Rules Adequately Protecting Consumer Welfare?
13: Petros Mavroidis: Come Together? Producer Welfare, Consumer Welfare and WTO Rules
14: Patrick Messerlin: Non-Discrimination, Welfare Balances and WTO Rules: An Historical Perspective
15: François Souty: Is There a Need for Additional WTO Competition Rules Promoting Non-Discriminatory Competition Laws and Competition Institutions in WTO Members?
16: Frederick M. Abbott: Are the Competition Rules in the WTO TRIPS Agreement Adequate?
17: Bijit Bora and E..M.Graham: Investment and the Doha Development Agenda
VII Challenges to the Political Legitimacy of the WTO System
18: Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann: The "Human Rights Approach to International Trade" Advocated by UN Human Rights Bodies and by the International Labour Organization: Is it Relevant for WTO Law and Policy?
19: Gregory Shaffer: Parliamentary Oversight of WTO Rule-Making: The Political, Normative and Practical Contexts
20: David Skaggs: How Can Parliamentary Participation in WTO Rule-Making and Democratic Control Be Made More Effective in the WTO? A United States Congressional Perspective
21: Meinhard Hilf: How Can Parliamentary Participation in WTO Rule-Making and Democratic Control Be Made More Effective? The European Context
22: Erika Mann: A Parliamentary Dimension to the WTO - More than Just a Vision?
23: James Bacchus: A Few Thoughts on Legitimacy, Democracy and the WTO
24: Steve Charnovitz: The WTO and Cosmopolitics
25: Julio A. Lacarte: Transparency, Public Debate and Participaton by NGOs in the WTO: A WTO Perspective
VIII WTO Decision-Making Procedures, 'Member-Driven' Rule-Making and WTO Consensus Practices: Are They Adequate?
26: Richard Blackhurst and David Hartridge: Improving the Capacity of WTO Institutions to Fulfil their Mandate
27: John S. Odell: Chairing a WTO Negotiation
28: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Lothar Ehring: Are WTO Decision-Making Procedures Adequate for Making, Revising and Implementing Worldwide and 'Plurilateral' Rules?
29: Gary Sampson: Is There a Need for Restructuring the Collaboration Among the WTO and UN Specialized Agencies so as to Harness their Complementarities?
30: Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and Lothar Ehring: Can the WTO Dispute Settlement System Deal with Competition Disputes?