Dwarves of dispute settlement: examining the factors of small state success in the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. (2021)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplinePolitical Science
Degree NameMaster of Arts
This research examines how small states can better utilise the dispute settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organisation to gain better outcomes for their state against larger states. Studies of small states have largely been neglected in Political Science research at large, but especially regarding the World Trade Organisation, despite the increased importance of trade for small states due to a greater reliance on exports and the international system. As such, this thesis aims to provide a greater understanding of the factors for success for small states in the DSM as well as a series of clear guidelines and recommendations for small state policymakers in how to increase their chances of success.
Through a series of expert interviews, this research shows the importance of a legal and economic capacity, the Coalition Effect, a preference for other trade forums, the current Appellate Body Crisis, retaliatory capacity, political constraints and the internal infrastructure and co-ordination of the small state in determining small state success in the World Trade Organisation’s dispute settlement mechanisms.
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