Publication
Title
Drowning protection in the multilateral bath: WTO judicialisation and European agriculture in the Doha Round
Author
Abstract
The existing literature on the EU's participation in the agricultural negotiations of the Doha Round assumes that EU policy-makers develop autonomous preferences in favour of liberalising agricultural trade, thus going against the preferences of the agricultural sector. This article challenges this view and argues that WTO judicialisationthe strengthened enforcement of rules introduced with the creation of the WTOaffects the domestic politics of trade in WTO members. My key contention is that WTO judicialisation confronts societal interests and public authorities with legal vulnerability, and that this elicits a willingness to co-operate with other WTO members and thus pre-empt foreign challenges to domestic policies. Empirically, the article shows that negotiations centred on offsetting the potentially disruptive effects of foreign legal challenges to EU farm policies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
British journal of politics and international relations. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2010
ISSN
1369-1481 [print]
1467-856X [online]
Volume/pages
12:4(2010), p. 615-633
ISI
000282814100007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 09.12.2010
Last edited 14.07.2017
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