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Reconstructing the World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: An Institutional Approach

Kent Jones


This book examines the difficulties of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in completing multilateral trade negotiations and possible ways to improve the situation. The problem lies in the institutional structure it inherited from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was designed for a more limited scope of trade negotiations among wealthier, industrialized countries. The book presents a model of the GATT/WTO system as a global institution, based on the accepted goals, rules, and obligations of the members, as well as the output the institution is expected to generate. The i ... More

Keywords: World Trade Organization, WTO, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT, global institutions, Doha Round, trade negotiations, trade and development, aid for trade, regional trade agreements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199366040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kent Jones, author
Babson College