International Development Disputes

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This article introduces the concept of "international development disputes". It argues that despite the well-acknowledged vagueness of 'development' as an operative legal concept, there exists a set of international legal differences (primarily international economic disputes, but not exclusively so) that should be identified as international disputes about development. The range of such disputes is discussed with specific reference to the WTO. Recognizing such disputes has implications for the ways in which such disputes are dealt with. In particular, the effectiveness and legitimacy of using judicial methods to address development disputes should be reconsidered.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)99-114
Number of pages16
JournalLaw and Development Review
StatePublished - 2011


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