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Reglobalising trade: Progressive Global Governance in an Age of Uncertainty

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Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobalizations
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Feb 2020

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Abstract

In this article we explore what a programme of reglobalisation could look like for the governance of global trade. Our focus is on the centrepiece of the current commercial order, the World Trade Organization (WTO). Our aim is to illustrate the potential value of a reformulated WTO not just for commercial relations globally but also other areas of social concern. We seek to be both practical and challenging. We seek to be practical by establishing what a programme of WTO reform might look like in the near to medium term, including changes to the negotiating process and opening of the WTO to non-state actors. We set out to challenge by setting the transformation of global trade governance within the context of a thorough process of reglobalisation wherein the primary public mechanisms of global governance are reoriented towards the delivery of progressive social and environmental outcomes.

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