Strengthening Multilateralism: A Mapping of Proposals on WTO Reform and Global Trade Governance

Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck and Catherine Monagle, STRENGTHENING MULTILATERALISM: A MAPPING OF PROPOSALS ON WTO REFORM AND GLOBAL TRADE GOVERNANCE, Forthcoming

185 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2010

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Catherine Monagle

Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford

Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford

Date Written: November 1, 2009

Abstract

In the 15 years since the World Trade Organization (WTO) was established, the issue of institutional reform – whether it is needed, in what form, and via what kind of process - has been an everpresent issue for the organization and its Member States. While calls for strengthening multilateralism and for WTO reform have been more acute at particular junctures in the WTO’s recent history - most particularly following the Seattle, Cancun and Hong Kong Ministerial Conferences - they have been a constant theme of academic commentary and analysis, civil society and business advocacy, parliamentary discussion, and Member State concern. Renewed interest in proposals to strengthen the multilateral trade system and the functioning of the WTO are already evident in preparation for the Seventh Ministerial Conference to be held in November-December 2009.

Keywords: WTO, reform, WTO ministerial conference, WTO Seattle, institutional reform, trade, development, WTO reform proposal

Suggested Citation

Monagle, Catherine and Deere Birkbeck, Carolyn, Strengthening Multilateralism: A Mapping of Proposals on WTO Reform and Global Trade Governance (November 1, 2009). Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck and Catherine Monagle, STRENGTHENING MULTILATERALISM: A MAPPING OF PROPOSALS ON WTO REFORM AND GLOBAL TRADE GOVERNANCE, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1531687

Catherine Monagle

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Carolyn Deere Birkbeck (Contact Author)

Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford ( email )

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