Philosophy, Public Policy, and Transnational Law

Conflicting Philosophies and International Trade Law

Worldviews and the WTO

Authors: Burkard, Michael

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  • Uses epistemological concepts to address deadlocked problems in international law, offering an interdisciplinary perspective that combines political economy, international trade law, and philosophy
  • Addresses controversies of the World Trade Agreement around the SPS Agreement on food safety and animal and plant health measures as a case study of international decision-making
  • Speaks to negotiators, members of dispute settlement bodies, policy makers, and scholars interested in new approaches for mitigating increased tensions in international law
  • Reflects on the symbiotic relationship between scientific discovery and economic progress which emerged in the Age of Enlightenment and is anew challenged by populist Romanticism  
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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. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conflicting Philosophies and International Trade Law
Book Subtitle
Worldviews and the WTO
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy, Public Policy, and Transnational Law
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61067-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61067-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61066-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86995-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 442
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