WTO decision-making: Is it reformable?
The task confronting …all who seek to set up a constitution of a particular kind, is not only, or even mainly, to set it up, but rather to keep it going.
The riotous fiascos in Seattle, in London and Berlin on May Day and, more recently, in Nice at the summit of the European Union have at least one thing in common: some measure of popular disaffection with the workings of intergovernmental constitutions. It therefore seems appropriate and timely to raise certain issues of World Trade Organisation (WTO) institutional reform again. After all, such debates, both in governmental and academic circles, have all along accompanied the birth and lifetime of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)2 and, of course, featured prominently immediately prior to, during and after the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (UR).3 Furthermore,____________________