The World Trade Organization's legitimacy crisis

@article{Esty2002TheWT,
  title={The World Trade Organization's legitimacy crisis},
  author={D. Esty},
  journal={World Trade Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={7 - 22}
}
  • D. Esty
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • World Trade Review
Despite the successful launch of a new round of multilateral trade negotiations at Doha, the World Trade Organization faces a legitimacy crisis. Protests continue to rock major international economic meetings, and the WTO's role in globalization is being questioned by many observers. This paper examines the contours of this crisis and explores the possibility that the WTO's indirect ties to popular sovereignty – through national governments – provide an insufficient foundation for the trade… Expand
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