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„Qualified Market Access and Interdisciplinarity“ (Research Note), Ethics & Global Politics 7(2), 83-94.

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Author(s): Herzog, Lisa; Walton, Andrew
Year of publication: 2014

Abstract: This note offers reflections on qualified market access (QMA)—the practice of linking trade agreements to values such as human rights, labour standards, or environmental protection. This idea has been suggested by political theorists as a way of fulfilling our duties to the global poor and of making the global economic system more just, and it has influenced a number of concrete policies, such as European Union (EU) trade policies. Yet, in order to assess its merits tout court, different perspectives and disciplines need to be brought together, such as international law, economics, political science, and philosophy. It is also worth reflecting on existing practices, such as those of the EU. This note summarises some insights about QMA by drawing such research together and considers the areas in which further research is needed, whilst reflecting also on the merits of interdisciplinary exchanges on such topics.

Keywords: trade justice; qualified market access; generalised system of preferences; human rights; labour standards; World Trade Organization; inter-disciplinar

Research area: Research Area 1: The Normativity of Normative Orders: Origins, Vanishing Points, Performativitiy
Research project: Moral Agents in the Financial Sector. The Development, Preservation and Dissemination of Moral Norms in the Economy
Subject(s): philosophy

Full text: http://www.ethicsandglobalpolitics.net/index.php/egp/article/view/24507

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