Publication
Title
A glass quite empty : civil society influence in the global trade regime
Author
Abstract
Nongovernmental actors with a focus on environmental, social and development concerns have been credited with influence over the global trade regime. Referring to such issue groups as social movements or global civil society, some have considered the influence of civil-society organizations (CSOs) over outcomes to be a glass half full. A more sober assessment is that inclusion and self-proclaimed success should not be confused with increased influence. Issue groups have had little to no influence on the day-to-day grind of trade policy in the WTO and in bilateral agreements. Moreover, activism against any WTO agreement has foreclosed a multilateral disarmament agreement on agricultural subsidies, causing these to continue to undercut producer power in developing countries. Rather than organizing flash fires at global negotiations, issue groups would exert more influence if they redirected their expertise and advice to their parliamentary representatives, facilitating these actors control and sway over trade policy making.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Global policy
Publication
2014
Volume/pages
5:2(2014), p. 222-228
ISI
000337242500010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 28.05.2014
Last edited 30.07.2017
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