Free Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the World Trade Organization
Barfield, Claude E., Chicago Journal of International Law
The World Trade Organization ("WTO"), only six years old, faces two formidable challenges. First, it must mobilize support to confront determined and growing attacks from outside groups and individuals who proclaim that the organization lacks democratic accountability and is merely a front for multinational corporations and dehumanizing capitalist values. Second, even as it attempts to mobilize its resources to meet these onslaughts, the WTO finds its own institutional viability jeopardized by internal constitutional flaws that play into the hands of opponents: namely, the pressure to "legislate" new rules-through a highly efficient new dispute settlement …
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Publication information: Article title: Free Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the World Trade Organization. Contributors: Barfield, Claude E. - Author. Journal title: Chicago Journal of International Law. Volume: 2. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2001. Page number: 403+. © University of Chicago Law School Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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