This book explores the significance of the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as well as some of the issues brought into sharper focus by the Seattle demonstrations of 1999. Located within the broader study of global governance, Multilateralism and the World Trade Organisation offers a critical examination of the legal framework of the WTO. The book uncovers a series of discriminatory practices embedded in the WTO's legal framework, which act to the disadvantage of smaller, developing and transitional states.

chapter |8 pages


part |2 pages

Part I The architecture of multilateralism

chapter 2|22 pages


The architecture of international trade regulation

part |2 pages

Part II The extension of multilateralism

chapter 3|25 pages


chapter 4|20 pages

Non-discrimination and the WTO

chapter 5|15 pages

Trade barrier reduction and the WTO

chapter 6|22 pages

Dispute settlement and the WTO

chapter 7|9 pages

Multilateralism and the WTO

Extending the parameters of trade regulation?