2019 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online 48 (2019).
12 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Date Written: April 24, 2019
This short essay, part of a symposium on Gregory Shaffer’s Retooling Trade Agreements for Social Inclusion, argues that the normal science of trade law lacks the tools to confront trade law’s greatest current challenges. Instead, breaking out of trade law’s two-step politics, with its division of “growing the pie” and distributing its slices, and responding to new challenges of climate change, the digital economy, and artificial intelligence will require a new politics built on and designed to build new shared narratives embodying new policy paradigms.
Keywords: International law, trade, World Trade Organization, tariffs, Brexit, Trans-Pacific Partnership, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, social welfare, social inclusion, human rights
JEL Classification: K33
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