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Conflicting Philosophies and International Trade Law

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This book reveals how conflicting worldviews are at the root of public controversies on policy and trade issues. It highlights the particularly controversial disputes at the level of the World Trade Organization in the case of regulating beef-hormones and GMOs, aiming to show how negotiators of international agreements, members of dispute settlement bodies, and policy makers in general could have recourse to concepts of other disciplines such as epistemology and philosophy in order to address deadlocked legal disputes. Ultimately, the book is a manifesto for independent and critical research.

Auteur

Michael Burkard is a legal practitioner with broad experience in judiciary, administration and the legal profession. As staff member of the finance committee of the Swiss Federal Parliament, he gained insights into legislation, finance and economic policy. He received his PhD from the Institute of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he concentrated on European and WTO law, customs legislation, the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and economic development. This book is an outcome of the research project "NCCR Trade regulation" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.



Contenu

Introduction
Part One: Being Determines Consciousness
1. Between Positivism And Relativism
2. Two Concepts of Reality
3. Two Concepts of Risk
4. Two Functions of Risk
5. The Battle for Agriculture
Part Two: The Science-Based Approach of the SPS Agreement In
Particular
6. A Promise for Objectivity
7. The Panel's Positivist Position
8. The Appellate Body's Quest for Middle Ground
9. Panels and The Appellate Body Between Epistemological Antipodes
Part Three: Future Prospects for Regulation
10. The Positivist Solution
11. The Relativist Response
12. A Critical Approach
Annex
Synopsis of Reform Proposals

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Conflicting Philosophies and International Trade Law
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9783319610665
ISBN: 978-3-319-61066-5
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Médias et communication
nombre de pages: 442
Poids: 736g
Taille: H27mm x B219mm x T150mm
Année: 2017
Auflage: 1st ed. 2018

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