Readership: Scholars and postgraduate students of international economic law, WTO law, and development studies; legal advisers and policy-makers working on questions related to the WTO and development
Sonia E. Rolland, Associate Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
Sonia Rolland conducts research and teaches at Northeastern University School of Law, Boston (USA). Her work focuses on public international law and trade law, and is informed by regular exchanges with delegates and members of the WTO community. She has practiced law in Washington DC and has clerked at the International Court of Justice (The Hague). She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (UK), a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan (USA), an M.A. from the Université Paris 10-Nanterre (France) and the `iplôme
of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (France).
"Developing countries maintain that their right to development is fundamental to today's global governance. But what does it mean? Congratulations to Sonia Rolland who, with this book, successfully meets the challenge of exploring how development is actually operationalized in the WTO." - Gabrielle Marceau Counsellor, Legal Affairs, WTO Secretariat and Professor, Law School, University of Geneva
"Skillfully using an institutional framework of analysis, Development at the World Trade Organization explains the meanings of "development" and the concept of "special and differential treatment"...It [offers] insightful and creative
suggestions for a fair balance between free trade and the development needs of poor countries...[T]his book is a clear, cogent, succinct, and persuasive account of whether, how, and the extent to which the WTO helps promote development-veritably, a marvelous contribution, both scholarly and practical, on a topic of global importance." - Raj Bhala, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Rice Distinguished Professor, the University of Kansas School of Law
PART 1: Development and its Institutions in International Economic Law: Who Decides what Development Means?
1: The Multiple Meanings of Development
2: The Contribution of International Organizations to Development Policy-Making
PART 2: Framing Development at the GATT and WTO
3: The Trade and Development Relationship during the GATT years and the Genesis of the WTO
4: <"Developing member>" and LDC status at the GATT and WTO: Self-Designation versus the politics of accession
5: From the Uruguay Round to the Doha Round: The rise of developing countries' participation in the WTO
PART 3: Understanding and Contextualizing WTO Development Provisions
6: Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO Agreements: A legal analysis
7: Invoking Development in Dispute Settlement
8: Reconsidering SDT in the global context
9: Institutional processes: What impact on developing members?
PART 4: Rethinking the Trade and Development Relationship at the WTO
10: The Doha Round: Chronicle of a death foretold
11: Strategic challenges to integrating development at the WTO
12: Proposals for reform