The Power of Law or the Law of Power? A Critique of the Liberal Approach to the Dispute Settlement Understanding

Igor Abdalla Medina de Souza

Abstract


This article criticizes the approach liberal scholars in International Relations and Law have provided to the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the World Trade Organization. Liberal theorists erroneously believe the enhanced legalization of the system, as compared to dispute resolution under the GATT 1947, will reduce the bias towards powerful countries.   

Este artigo prove crítica da abordagem liberal em Relações Internacionais e Direito Internacional para o Entendimento para Solução de Controvérsias da Organização Mundial do Comércio. Os teóricos liberais erroneamente sustentam que a maior legalização do DSU, quando comparado ao GATT 1947, reduzirá a tendência de beneficiar países poderosos.




Keywords


Liberal Internationalism; World Trade Organization; Dispute Settlement Understanding; World Trade System; Sistema Multilateral de Comércio; Organização Mundial do Comércio; Internacionalismo Liberal;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20889/M47e16022

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