- Title Pages
- List of Tables and Figures
- Table of Cases
- List of Cited GATT Panel and Working Party Reports and their Common Abbreviations
- List of Cited WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports, Other Initiated WTO Disputes, and their Common Abbreviations
- Table of Conventions and Treaties
- List of Abbreviations
- I DEVELOPMENT AND ITS INSTITUTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: WHO DECIDES WHAT DEVELOPMENT MEANS?
- 1 The Multiple Meanings of Development
- 2 The Contribution of International Organizations to Development Policy-Making
- II FRAMING DEVELOPMENT AT THE GATT AND WTO
- 3 The Trade and Development Relationship during the GATT Years and the Genesis of the WTO
- 4 “Developing Member” and Least-Developed Country Status at the GATT and WTO: Self-Designation versus the Politics of Accession
- 5 From the Uruguay Round to the Doha Round: Changing Dynamics in Developing Countries’ Participation
- III UNDERSTANDING AND CONTEXTUALIZING WTO DEVELOPMENT PROVISIONS
- 6 Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO Agreements: A Legal Analysis
- 7 Invoking Development in Dispute Settlement
- 8 Reconsidering Special and Differential Treatment in the Global Context
- 9 Institutional Processes: What Impact on Developing Members?
- IV RETHINKING THE TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT RELATIONSHIP AT THE WTO
- 10 The Doha Round: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
- 11 Strategic Challenges to Integrating Development at the WTO
- 12 Towards Development-Oriented Rules at the WTO: Some Proposals
- (p.1) Introduction
- Development at the World Trade Organization
Sonia E. Rolland
- Oxford University Press
To date, there has been no integrated or systematic legal framework to accommodate developing countries' needs in the WTO legal regime. Instead, exceptions to the general rules and disciplines provide some flexibility for developing countries (special and differential treatment). The objective of this book is to analyze the nature and content of developing countries' rights at the WTO and to consider whether such rights could evolve from their current status as exceptions to a more coherent system of rules embedded in the WTO legal regime that would more effectively address developing countries' demands. The introduction briefly traces current practice to identify what informs the development dimension at the WTO and introduces two paradigms for the trade and development relationship: development as an idiosyncrasy and trade and development as normative co-constituents.
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