Ten Years of WTO: Subordinating Development to Free Trade

In recognition of the « deeply entrenched political and economic interests behind the WTO’s agenda » which lead to its failure to respond to the needs of developing country members, the paper proposes a way forward: strategies for change to shift the power dynamics within the institution. (Article in full, from the journal INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY, No 2-2005, available on the website: http://www.fes.de/ipg/)

Nicola Bullard, June 2005

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Summary :

Calls for concerted effort by the international community at all levels, from civil society to the highest levels in the developing world, to reproduce and sustain the high level of unity in Cancun in order to shift the balance of power in the WTO.