Global Trade, Global Justice: An Analysis into the Fairness, Justice and Structure of the World Trade Organization
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The present thesis argues that the WTO as an organization should take a stronger leading role in considering aspects of fairness and justice in international trade. The argument is built by looking at the cosmopolitan approach and especially its application to the global economy. Drawing on the work of Kant, Rawls, Rousseau, Hobbes and Locke as well as contemporary scholars such as David Held, Ethan Kapstein and Aaron James, the work approaches the question of fairness in the global economy and what its requirements from a multilateral trade system. The analysis results in the scrutiny of three concrete proposals that have been presented in the debate on reforming the WTO system, namely the establishment of two new bodies and a formalization of its Appellate Body (AB), transforming it into a genuine court.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
WTO, Distributive Justice, Global Justice
Law (excluding Law and Society)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200979DiVA: diva2:625496
Wennström, Bo, Professor
Österdahl, Inger, Professor