Juridification Patterns for Social Regulation and the WTO: A Theoretical Framework

  title={Juridification Patterns for Social Regulation and the WTO: A Theoretical Framework},
  author={Christian Joerges},
  • Christian Joerges
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Free Trade has always been highly contested, but both the arguments about it and the treaties that regulate it have changed dramatically since the Second World War. Under the 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) regime, objections to free trade were essentially economic, and tariffs were a nation state’s primary means of protecting its interests. However, by the early 1970s, tariffs had been substantially reduced, and the imposition and removal of non-tariff barriers that… CONTINUE READING


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