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Author Cho, Sungjoon, author
Title The social foundations of world trade : norms, community and constitution / Sungjoon Cho
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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 人文社會聯圖  K3943 .C517 2015    AVAILABLE    30660020135955
1 copy under consideration for Euro-Am Studies Lib.
Descript xiv, 250 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge international trade and economic law ; 15
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"As highlighted by Pascal Lamy, the former head of the WTO, world trade traditionally involves state-to-state contracts and is based on an anachronistic 'monolocation' production/trade model. It therefore struggles to handle new patterns of trade such as global value chains, which are based on a 'multilocation' model. Although it continues to provide world trade on a general level with a powerful heuristic, the traditional 'rationalist' approach inevitably leaves certain descriptive and normative blind spots. Descriptively, it fails to explain important ideational factors, such as culture and norms, which can effectively guide the behaviour of trading nations with or without material factors such as interests and utilities. Normatively, the innate positivism of the traditional model makes it oblivious to the moral imperatives of the current world trading system, such as development. This book emphatically redresses these blind spots by reconstructing the WTO as a world trade community from a social perspective"-- Provided by publisher
"As the processes of regionalisation and globalisation have intensified, there have been accompanying increases in the regulations of international trade and economic law at the levels of international, regional and national laws. The subject matter of this series is international economic law. Its core is the regulation of international trade, investment and cognate areas such as intellectual property and competition policy"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: reconstructing the world trading system; 2. Two frameworks on an international organization; 3. The world trade community; 4. Norms and discourse: the internal operation of the world trade community; 5. The world trade constitution: external relationships of the world trade community; 6. Evaluation: the legitimacy of the world trade community; 7. Conclusion: building the world trade community
Subject Foreign trade regulation -- Social aspects
International economic relations -- Social aspects
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