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Justice and Trade Policy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Andrew Walton



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2018.

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This chapter considers how states should shape trade policy. It surveys recent arguments in the trade justice literature on what moral principles are pertinent to trade, then considers how these principles should bear on policy formulation. It defends policy-integrationism – the view that we should shape trade policy in conjunction with other areas of policy such that they combine to uphold these principles, rather than addressing particular policies to them directly. It develops this case through policy analysis of ‘qualified market access’ arrangements, where wealthy states offer preferential trade terms to developing countries that improve labour or living standards.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Walton A

Editor(s): Lever, A; Poama, A

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy

Year: 2018

Pages: 202-213

Print publication date: 02/11/2018

Online publication date: 26/10/2018

Acceptance date: 01/09/2017

Series Title: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138201279