Statecraft, Trade, and the Order of States
35 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2006
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
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