Abouharb, M. Rodwan and Susan Aaronson. 2013. “Does the WTO Help Member States Improve Governance?” World Trade Review. (October) 1-36. Members of the WTO use the system to improve governance among nations such as Russia that want to join this rules based system. Working parties comprised of other WTO member states closely monitor potential members, […]
Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. 2013. “Is More Trade Always Better? The WTO & Human Rights in Conflict Zones.” Journal of World Trade. 47:5 1091–1128. Scholars and policymakers have long believed that the interdependence encouraged by trade relations encourages trust and peaceful relations. In this article, we examine the role of the GATT/WTO (and […]
Abouharb, M. Rodwan, Laura Moyer, and Megan Schmidt. 2013. “De Facto Judicial Independence and Physical Integrity Rights.” Journal of Human Rights. 12: 367–396. Economists, political scientists, and legal scholars have argued that independent judiciaries have an important role to play in promoting economic development and protecting property rights. We argue that judicial independence can also […]
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Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. (Under Contract). The Paradox of the WTO: Development, Good Governance and Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In this book, we argue that the WTO directly obligates member states to act in certain ways that reflect its norms of good governance and democratic rights. We believe these obligations/norms may […]
Abouharb, M. Rodwan. 2012. “International Financial Institutions and Their Impacts on Human Rights: Current & Prospective Research.” In Thomas Cushman (Ed) Handbook of Human Rights. Pp 455-465. How can we be sure that the effects of World Bank and IMF structural adjustment worsen the human rights of citizens in developing countries? Another way of asking […]
Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. 2011. “Unexpected Bedfellows: The GATT, the WTO and Some Democratic Rights.” International Studies Quarterly. 55: 379-408. The WTO system and democratic rights are unexpected bedfellows. The GATT⁄WTO requires governments to adopt policies that provide foreign products (read producers) with due process, political participation, and information rights related to trade […]
- Abouharb, M. R.; Cingranelli, David; Filippov, Mikhail. 2019. “Too Many Cooks: Multiple International Principals Can Spoil the Quality of Governance.” Social Sciences. 8:5 139.
- Abouharb, M. Rodwan; Duchesne, Erick. 2019. “Economic Development and the World Bank.” Social Sciences. 8:5: 156.
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