Abouharb, M. Rodwan and Susan Aaronson. 2015. “The Liberal Illusion is not a Complete Delusion: The WTO helps member states keep the peace only when it increases trade.” Global Economy Journal. 15(4): 455–484. We use both qualitative and quantitative tools to examine whether membership in the WTO reduces the likelihood of conflict. In our qualitative […]Read More →
Abouharb, M. Rodwan, and Susan Aaronson. 2014. “Does the WTO Help Member States Clean Up.” In Jean-Bernard Auby, Emmanuel Breen and Thomas Perroud (Eds) Corruption and Conflicts of Interest: Comparative Law Insights. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: England. Pp 183-197. The WTO says nothing about corruption. This paper uses qualitative and quantitative analysis to examine whether […]Read More →
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, […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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