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Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

What role do experts play in generating, disseminating, and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of global trade to work for global development?

To address this question, contributors to Global Policy’s blog “Expert Knowledge in Global Trade” collectively explore the tensions between actors who seek to effect change and those who work to uphold the status quo, exacerbate asymmetries, and reinforce the dominant narrative of the global trade regime.

The blog is guest co-edited by Erin Hannah (King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario), James Scott (King’s College London), and Silke Trommer (University of Helsinki). Contributions explore issues addressed in their recent publication Expert Knowledge in Global Trade.

Written by world-renowned academics and practitioners, contributions will be serialized on the Comments and Opinion page of the Global Policy website.


The editors of the series gratefully acknowledge the invaluable editorial assistance provided by Amy Wood. Amy Wood is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. She completed her Master of Arts in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research examines the intersection of international trade and climate change policy. She is a Research Assistant at the Environmental Governance Lab for a project that examines pathways towards decarbonization.

Posts Archive:

Talking Trade: Expert Language and the Dehumanization of World Trade

Expert knowledge Transitions and Trade in ‘Financial Services’

Southern Trade Intellectuals in Expert Knowledge Creation

The Virtues of Expertise

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade