Past as global trade governance prelude: reconfiguring debate about reform of the multilateral trading system

Wilkinson, Rorden (2017) Past as global trade governance prelude: reconfiguring debate about reform of the multilateral trading system. Third World Quarterly. ISSN 0143-6597

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Abstract

This paper peers backwards into the history of the multilateral trading system and its development over the past half century as a means of considering what may lie beyond the horizon for the future of global trade governance. Its purpose is to underscore the necessity and urgency for root-and-branch reform of the multilateral trading system. It achieves this by comparing and contrasting the global trading system of 50 years ago with its modern-day equivalent and its likely future counterpart half-a-century hence. In so doing, the paper throws into sharp relief not only the inadequacies of global trade governance today but also the damaging consequences of not fundamentally reforming the system in the near future, with a particular emphasis on the past, present and future development of the world’s poorest and most marginalised countries.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 10:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70428

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