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dc.contributor.authorLow, Patricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T12:02:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T12:02:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57614-
dc.description.abstractDecision making in the WTO has become ever more difficult as the number of members increases and the range of issues tackled broadens. This paper looks at reasons why aspects of decision-making might be changed and discusses a number of potential pitfalls that change would have to avoid, such as a dilution of commitments and fragmentation of the multilateral trading system. It then takes a detailed look at the notion of critical mass decision-making. It argues for this approach under certain conditions, as it would: i) allow for the emergence of a more progressive and responsive WTO agenda; ii) blunt the diversion of trade cooperation initiatives to RTAs; iii) allow more efficient differentiation in the levels of rights and obligations among a community of highly diverse economies; and iv) promote greater efficiency in multilaterally-based negotiations on trade rules, and perhaps, sectoral market access agreements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aWorld Trade Organization, Economic Research and Statistics Div. |cGenevaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWTO Staff Working Paper |xERSD-2011-05en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelF5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGATT/WTOen_US
dc.subject.keywordnegotiationsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecision-makingen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhandlungenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntscheidungen_US
dc.titleWTO decision-making for the futureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn657403784en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:wtowps:ERSD201105-

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