This volume focuses attention on world trade regulation issues in Australia. Published in the shadows of the Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) in 2004, it takes a wide-ranging and sceptical approach to the area.
- an examination of the WTO through the lens of globalisation (Camilleri and Myconos);
- the case against the AUSFTA (Garnaut);
- the CER Agreement (Walker);
- the question of special and differential treatment of LDCs within the WTO (Chen);
- the WTO and Islamic Law (Bhala);
- national treatment under the WTO (McMahon);
- intellectual property protection (Drahos and Braithwaite);
- FDI and the WTO (Sornarajah);
- trade in services (Islam);
- labour law issues (Murray); and
- environmental issues (Harris).
Balancing Act is a special issue (Volume 21) of the journal Law in Context.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Towards a Fairer Order by Rules
Jianfu Chen and Gordon Walker
PART 1 - GLOBALISM, REGIONALISM AND BILATERALISM
WTO: The Competitive Dynamic of Globalisation at Work
Joseph A Camilleri and George Myconos
The CER Agreement and Trans-Tasman Business Law Coordination: From ‘Soft Law’ Approach to ‘Hard Law’ Outcome
PART II – GLOBAL ISSUES AND GLOBAL CONCERNS
‘S & D’ Treatment for Developing Countries in the WTO Trade Regime: A False Solution on a Wrong Footing for LDCs
The Intersection of Islam and the WTO: Three Sharī’a Issues in the WTO Accession of Saudi Arabia
National Regulation and the WTO: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
Joseph A McMahon
Hegemony Based on Knowledge: The Role of Intellectual Property
Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite
Good Corporate Citizenship and the Conduct of Multinational Corporations
Pressing Issues of Global Free Trade in Services
M Rafiqul Islam
Labour Issues in Times of Globalisation: Is the Social Clause an Appropriate Legal Response?
Beyond Doha: Clarifying the Role of the WTO in Determining Trade-Environment Disputes