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The Doha Blues: Institutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO

Kent Jones


The collapse of the Doha Round hangs heavily over an already troubled world economy. Some have concluded that this failure is simply the result of a lack of political will and a pre-occupation with issues such as terrorism. But as this book reveals, the World Trade Organization needs serious structural changes, not just political backbone. It shows for instance that the WTO—now with 153 members—has become increasingly unwieldy in terms of concluding trade agreements and he suggests that countries organize around specific platform positions, a strategy that would make the “holy grail” of consen ... More

Keywords: Doha Round, terrorism, World Trade Organization, trade agreements, financial support, consensus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378825
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378825.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kent Jones, author