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The road to mutual accountability: The case of the World Trade Organization's Aid for Trade initiative

Eriksson, Linda LU (2012) STVK12 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The WTO is constantly criticized for its lack of accountable activities,
here this notion will be considered in relation to the Aid for Trade initiative enforced by the WTO. By evaluating this initiative and the emphasis by WTO on different accountability mechanisms a comprehensive picture on actions to improve accountability is intended to be reached. Through the application of a critical analysis approach to the policy reports for this initiative a charting of prioritized relationships is made, by using a theoretical framework of accountability mechanisms and dimensions which is constructed for this purpose. This analysis is then discussed in relation to debates of legitimacy in global governance, accountability in international aid,... (More)
The WTO is constantly criticized for its lack of accountable activities,
here this notion will be considered in relation to the Aid for Trade initiative enforced by the WTO. By evaluating this initiative and the emphasis by WTO on different accountability mechanisms a comprehensive picture on actions to improve accountability is intended to be reached. Through the application of a critical analysis approach to the policy reports for this initiative a charting of prioritized relationships is made, by using a theoretical framework of accountability mechanisms and dimensions which is constructed for this purpose. This analysis is then discussed in relation to debates of legitimacy in global governance, accountability in international aid, and most importantly; accountability in the WTO. Concluding remarks upon the potential of international institutions to use international initiatives for improving understandings of legitimate governance is then pursued with the aim of generating a possible area for further debate. (Less)
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Eriksson, Linda LU
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STVK12 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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accountability, World Trade Organization, Aid for Trade, legitimacy, global governance
language
English
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2544041
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2012-06-28 10:12:29
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  abstract     = {The WTO is constantly criticized for its lack of accountable activities,
here this notion will be considered in relation to the Aid for Trade initiative enforced by the WTO. By evaluating this initiative and the emphasis by WTO on different accountability mechanisms a comprehensive picture on actions to improve accountability is intended to be reached. Through the application of a critical analysis approach to the policy reports for this initiative a charting of prioritized relationships is made, by using a theoretical framework of accountability mechanisms and dimensions which is constructed for this purpose. This analysis is then discussed in relation to debates of legitimacy in global governance, accountability in international aid, and most importantly; accountability in the WTO. Concluding remarks upon the potential of international institutions to use international initiatives for improving understandings of legitimate governance is then pursued with the aim of generating a possible area for further debate.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Linda},
  keyword      = {accountability,World Trade Organization,Aid for Trade,legitimacy,global governance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The road to mutual accountability: The case of the World Trade Organization's Aid for Trade initiative},
  year         = {2012},
}