Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

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?

Expert Knowledge in Global TradeTo 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.
 

Post Archive

26 July 2016
Michael Faubert and Amy Wood explore the theoretical and normative assumptions embedded within the harmonization imperative in trade cooperation, arguing that it is entirely…
29 June 2016
Silke Trommer explores how the way we talk about trade excludes its inherently human dimension. At the 2014 WTO Public Forum Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his address to…
31 May 2016
Brett Christophers explores the birth and normalization of trade in financial services. When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was negotiated in 1947, it would…
27 April 2016
James Scott explores how a new form of trade specialist—experts from the Global South—is influencing global trade negotiations. Over the course of the WTO’s (now…
08 April 2016
Jan Klabbers comments on the relationship between politics and expertise, and the responsibility of experts to act virtuously. Expertise is often met with ambivalence in every day…
04 February 2016
This post is part of a series that accompanies the edited volume Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James Scott,…
01 February 2016
This post is part of a series that accompanies the edited volume Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James…
28 January 2016
The first in a new series, this post accompanies the edited volume Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James Scott,…