From GATS to TiSA: Pushing the trade in services regime beyond the limits

Show simple item record Kelsey, Elizabeth en 2018-10-04T01:18:31Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2364-8392 en
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dc.description.abstract Trade in services agreements are creatures of neoliberalism. As normative and disciplinary instruments, they have evolved over time, reaching progressively deeper into the regulatory domain of nation states and imposing fetters on the autonomy and authority of governments to determine the best way to regulate services in the national interest. With the paralysis in the World Trade Organization (WTO), new generation free trade and investment agreements offered a way to redesign the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), align it to new technologies and corporate imperatives, and further circumscribe governments’ regulatory options. Ever-more aggressive ambitions, now being pursued through a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) with a view to exporting it back into the WTO, have exacerbated the long-standing tensions that beset the GATS. As these agreements continue to push the boundaries, their attempts to lock governments into a more extreme version of the troubled neoliberal paradigm will heighten the problems of legitimacy confronting the agreements themselves and the WTO. en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Yearbook of International Economic Law en
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dc.title From GATS to TiSA: Pushing the trade in services regime beyond the limits en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-29215-1_6 en
pubs.begin-page 119 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 150 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 668284 en Law en Faculty Administration Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-09-15 en

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