The WTO and National Sovereignty

Kent Jones

in Who's Afraid of the WTO?

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166163
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849819 | DOI:
The WTO and National Sovereignty

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Chapter 5 focuses on national sovereignty and the extent to which countries voluntarily sacrifice sovereignty in order to gain economic benefits from trade. The chapter concludes that WTO cannot unilaterally force its member countries to change their laws, and furthermore it cannot and should not allow one member to alter unilaterally the rights and obligations of other members nor to impinge on the benefits that members received by taking part in WTO negotiations.

Keywords: national sovereignty; sacrifice; economic benefits; trade; rights and obligations

Chapter.  5662 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Systems

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