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The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO
Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations

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  • Date Published: May 2007
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521035644

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About the Authors
  • This book contains a selection of essays and articles by John H. Jackson previously published over four decades and collected together into one volume. Each article has been selected for its continued relevance to contemporary issues in international trade. Particular attention has been given to making available articles which have previously been less accessible. For the most part articles are republished in their original form but, where appropriate, the author has clearly marked some omissions and added updating material. In selecting and grouping these writings into six thematic parts, the author has written a short introduction to each part for this book. These range from the origin of the GATT through to the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and the WTO. An important compendium from a globally recognized scholar which must become an indispensable purchase for all concerned with international trade policy issues.

    • Globally respected scholar's evolving views on a number of institutional and jurisprudential questions concerning the world trade system as it has grown over the last few decades
    • Suitable for use on international economic law and international economics courses
    • First-time publication of any of these essays and articles within book form
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'In summary, the book is both testimony and testament. It is testimony in the sense of offering a series of roughly chronological insights into topics of evolving GATT and WTO law from the pen of a skilful writer immersed in the events as they took place. It is a testament to the experience and ability of the author, his prolific and continuing contribution to scholarship of international law, and his appreciation of the systematic issues involved in the evolution of the GATT and now the WTO. While its publication is therefore a celebration, this volume is also practical, and its intelligent and friendly style recommends it as a valuable acquisition for many libraries.' Caroline E. Foster, The Cambridge Law Journal

    'John H. Jackson is one of the leading academic experts on the law and practice of the GATT/WTO. This book brings together in one place many of the author's essays and articles, representing a comprehensive sample of his vast output … In all, this collection offers an excellent source of knowledge concerning some of the more technical problems raised by international economic regulation … the collection represents an essential addition to the literature on international economic law, representing, as it does, the views of one of the most learned and experienced scholars in the field.' Modern Law Review

    '… this is a useful collection for the academic, government official, or practising lawyer seeking to learn more about the law and policy framework of the GATT/WTO trading system and the underlying institutional checks and balances in that system … Jackson resorts to his belief in the need to manage interdependence and proposes that a number of techniques - harmonization, reciprocity and interface - could usefully be explored in order to achieve this.' Leiden Journal of International Law

    '… an important collection of essays for any international economic law library, as it provides an overarching view of the work of one of the true pioneers of international trade law.' International Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521035644
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Part I. A View of the Landscape:
    1. Global economics and international economic law
    Part II: The GATT and its troubled origins:
    2. The puzzle of GATT: legal aspects of a surprising institution
    3. The birth of the GATT-MTN system: a constitutional appraisal
    4. GATT machinery and the Tokyo Round agreements
    Part III. Trade Policy Fundamentals:
    5. Equality and discrimination in international economic law: the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    6. Consistency of export-restraint arrangements with the GATT
    7. Perspectives on countervailing duties
    8. Regional trade blocs and the GATT
    Part IV. Dispute Settlement Procedures:
    9. The jurisprudence of international trade: the DISC case in GATT
    10. The legal meaning of a GATT dispute settlement report: some reflections
    11. WTO dispute procedures, standard of review, and deference to national governments
    12. The WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding: misunderstandings on the nature of legal obligation
    13. Dispute settlement and the WTO: emerging problems
    Part V. GATT, International Treaties, and National Laws and Constitutions:
    14. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in United States domestic law
    15. United States-EEC trade relations: constitutional problems of economic interdependence
    16. Perspectives on the jurisprudence of international trade: costs and benefits of legal procedures in the United States
    17. The effect of treaties in domestic law in the United States
    18. Status of treaties in domestic legal systems: a policy analysis
    19. The Great 1994 Sovereignty Debate: United States acceptance and implementation of the Uruguay Round results
    Part VI. The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Perspectives and Conclusions:
    20. The World Trade Organisation: watershed innovation or cautious small step forward?
    21. World trade rules and environmental policies: congruence or conflict?
    22. Global economics and international economic law
    Select bibliography of the author's works
    Index of persons and authors
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    John H. Jackson, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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