INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAWS
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This module seeks to provide students with a thorough introduction to the main multilateral and plurilateral organizations and institutions governing international trade and investment relations. By considering why governments have established these intergovernmental organizations, how they affect the behavior of member governments, and how they can resolve problems in international relations, students will gain a thorough appreciation of the important role these organizations play in conditioning the flow of international trade and investment and relations among governments, how they function, the roles of member governments and secretariat officials, how decisions are made and the consequences of such decisions, and how disputes can be resolved. As a result, students should be able to identify how and why an international organization can - or cannot - contribute to the resolution of a specific problem faced by a government or firm as a result of international trade and investment.
Key Books and Articles
Hampson, Fen Osler with Michael Hart, Multilateral Negotiations: Lessons from Arms Control Trade and the Environment (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1995).
Jackson, John H., The World Trading System: Law and Policy of International Economic Relations (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989).
Kahler, Miles, International Institutions and the Political Economy of Integration (Washington: Brookings, 1994).
Preeg, Ernest H., Traders in a Brave New World: The Uruguay Round and the Future of the International Trading System (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995).
Schott, Jeffrey J., The Uruguay Round: An Assessment (Washington: Institute for International Economics, 1995).
Trebilcock, Michael J. and Robert Howse, The Regulation of International Trade (New York: Routledge, 1995).
UNCTAD, The Outcome of the Uruguay Round: An Initial Assessment (Geneva: UNCTAD, 1994).
Selected material from WTO, The Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations: The Legal Texts (Geneva: GAO, 1994).
Evaluating Teaching and Student Performance
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