Equalizing access to the WTO: How Indian trade lawyers build state capacity

Shaffer, Gregory, Nedumpara, James J., Sinha, Aseema and Bahri, Amrita (2017) Equalizing access to the WTO: How Indian trade lawyers build state capacity. In: The Indian legal profession in the age of globalization. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 631-671. ISBN 9781316585207; 9781107151840

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The law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not autonomous. It shapes and is shaped. It not only affects countries’ trade and tariff policies but also shapes their laws, regulations, and institutions. In particular, it creates new accountability mechanisms with particular normative frames and opens markets,creating new demand for professional expertise such as legal expertise. TheWTO institutionalizes capitalism and thus provides opportunities directly and indirectly for business lawyers.Yet it does not do so in a uniform manner. Rather,nation states,working with private constituents,negotiate the terms of WTO law and shape its meaning, whether directly through engagement or indirectly through lack of engagement.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Socio-Legal Studies | Comparative Law | Law
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 04:22
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 06:52
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316585207
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/916


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