Trade and Labor II

THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: LEGAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS, Springer, 2005

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Janelle Marie Diller

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Date Written: July 4, 2004

Abstract

This chapter in a compendium on the World Trade Organization (WTO) examines the role of human values in the quest for coherence in the global governance of work and trade. I use the term "global governance" to refer to the system of international institutions, rules and processes that guide the conduct and relations of states and non-state actors across borders. I first review the origins and effects of the current deficit of coherence within the global governance system. I then consider the extent to which the growing cohesion among internationally-accepted values in society offers a means for building normative and institutional coherence between the WTO and the International Labor Organization (ILO), and in their interaction with other international institutions and actors. In pointing out the resulting sense of "shared responsibility" among those concerned, I propose that such transystemic values inform the development of governance and accountability mechanisms to guide international organizations, States, and non-state actors in more effectively coordinating their policies and practices in the market and the workplace.

JEL Classification: F02, F10, F15, J18, K31, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Diller, Janelle Marie, Trade and Labor II (July 4, 2004). THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: LEGAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS, Springer, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1806605

Janelle Marie Diller (Contact Author)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva ( email )

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