The Evolution of the Trade Regime: Politics, Law, and Economics of the GATT and the WTO
by John H. Barton, Judith L. Goldstein, Timothy E. Josling, & Richard H. Steinberg
Princeton University Press
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The Evolution of the Trade Regime offers a comprehensive political-economic history of the development of the world’s multilateral trade institutions, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO). While other books confine themselves to describing contemporary GATT/WTO legal rules or analyzing their economic logic, this is the first to explain the logic and development behind these rules.
“The multi-disciplinary approach taken by The Evolution of the Trade Regime will provide any student (graduate and undergraduate) from the fields of political science, law, or economics (or any future policy maker) great insights, both theoretical and practical, into the current and future operations and challenges of the WTO.” — Matthew Schaefer, Law and Politics Book Review