Statecraft, Trade, and the Order of States

35 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2006

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Dennis Patterson

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden; University of Surrey - School of Law

Ari Afilalo

Rutgers University - School of Law

Abstract

The nature of the State is changing. This development will engender the need for revision of the international commercial order and necessitate a new constitutional moment. Theoreticians and planners of trade can predict not only the issues that a trade system will generate at any moment in history, but also decipher and anticipate the contours of the next generation - to do this, however, they must understand the mechanics of Statecraft and the order of states. The new order ushered in by each constitutional moment is bound to set in motion transformative mechanisms that plant the seeds of the succeeding generation. Our goal is to outline the contours of the new constitutional moment that we believe is needed, as well as the institutional and normative redirection of trade towards which we believe observers and drivers of trade should focus attention.

Keywords: trade, WTO, political theory, international relations, politics

Suggested Citation

Patterson, Dennis and Afilalo, Ari, Statecraft, Trade, and the Order of States. Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 6, p. 725, Winter 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=881422

Dennis Patterson (Contact Author)

Rutgers University School of Law, Camden ( email )

Camden, NJ 08102-1203
United States
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University of Surrey - School of Law ( email )

United Kingdom

Ari Afilalo

Rutgers University - School of Law ( email )

Newark, NJ
United States
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856-225-6516 (Fax)

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