Die Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) und demokratische Legitimität 978-3-16-154070-7 - Mohr Siebeck
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Benjamin von Engelhardt

Die Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) und demokratische Legitimität

Globale Ordnung zur Regelung wirtschaftlicher Interdependenzen und ihre Auswirkungen auf territorial organisierte Demokratie

[The World Trade Organization and Democratic Legitimacy. A Global Order for Economic Interdependencies and its Consequences for Territorially Organised Democracy.]

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The rise of globalisation has meant the demise of territorially defined states. What does this mean for democratic theory which still believes in the nation state but does not want to ignore the cross-border effects of foreign trade policy? The WTO provides an answer to this question.
The WTO has often been criticised for its lack of democratic legitimacy. Benjamin von Engelhardt offers a new perspective which starts with the general assumption that democratic legitimacy means states have to justify their actions not only to their own citizens, but to everybody else affected by them. The question then is: how can states justify national actions affecting foreigners? Federally-minded cosmopolitans would suggest the need for a global state encompassing everyone possibly affected. The WTO can be understood as an alternative solution, banning external effects while allowing regulation to remain at a national level. This approach is evident in WTO arbitration and may serve as rule of interpretation.
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Benjamin von Engelhardt Geboren 1978; Studium der Rechtswissenschaften mit wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Zusatzausbildung in Bayreuth, Grenoble (Maîtrise en Droit) und Freiburg; Referendariat in Berlin und New York; Dissertation an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Gastforscher an der Harvard Law School. 2009–10 im Präsidium der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg; seit 2010 Referent im Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, 2011–15 abgeordnet an die Ständige Vertretung Deutschlands bei der EU in Brüssel.

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In: http://www.centrum3.at/bibliothek/bestand — http://alephino.oefse.at/alipac/CNIUNYBEYJTRPTKQVXNR-00046/full-set?RES=180&NUM=1 (Nur Bibliographie)
In: Archiv des öffentlichen Rechts — 2018, 317–321 (Christoph Herrmann)
In: Juristenzeitung — 2018, 991–993 (Dietrich Murswiek)