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The volume contains many accounts, by prominent players in the Uruguay Round negotiation, of what happened behind the scenes. These include Rubens Ricupero, now head of UNCTAD, on the developing countries' evolving positions; Indian Ambassador Zutshi on how the agreement on intellectual property protection was reached; and Secretary Clayton Yeutter on the negotiations in agriculture.
Also of great interest are the authoritative analyses by major figures of new issues beyond the Uruguay Round. Sir Leon Brittan offers an analysis of the need to include competition policy in the WTO; Paul Volcker writes on the need to strengthen multilateral-ism in the rush to regionalism; Helmut Mauscher, chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, on international business issues posed by accelerating globalization.
The academic contributors bring scholarly viewpoints to bear on these new issues. Among them are Hon Jackson's analysis of sovereignty questions; Robert Hudec's of the evolution of the dispute settlement system under the GATT and current problems facing the WTO; Jagdish Bhagwati's of the issues raised by the interface between human rights and trade; and the trenchant critique of regionalism by Arvind Panagariya and T. N. Srinivasan.
Jagdish Bhagwati is Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. Mathias Hirsch is Arthur Dunkel's personal assistant.
|Pt. II||The Uruguay Round|
|Integration of Developing Countries into the Multilateral Trading System||9|
|Bringing TRIPS into the Multilateral Trading System||37|
|Bringing Textiles and Clothing into the Multilateral Trading System||51|
|Bringing Agriculture into the Multilateral Trading System||61|
|Trade in Services - Bringing Services into the Multilateral Trading System||79|
|The Role of the GATT Secretariat in the Evolution of the WTO Dispute Settlement Procedure||101|
|Pt. III||Globalisation and the World Trading System|
|Whither the Trade System Next?||123|
|Globalisation and the Uruguay Round||143|
|International Business Issues in View of Globalisation and Regional Integration||155|
|Drawing National Democracies Towards Global Governance||171|
|The Geo-political Changes during the 1980s and their Influence on the GATT||181|
|The End of History for Free Trade?||195|
|Pt. III||WTO and New Issues|
|Regionalism and the World View of Arthur Dunkel||215|
|The New Regionalism: a Benign or Malign Growth?||221|
|Trade Linkage and Human Rights||241|
|Trade and Environment||251|
|Building on the Singapore Ministerial: Trade, Investment and Competition||265|
|International Competition Policy and the WTO||279|
|The Uruguay Round Results and National Sovereignty||293|
|About the Authors||305|
|List of Acronyms||313|