The importance of the Global Trading System and the WTO to international trade and investment continues to increase and remains at the forefront of discussion on global trade relations. This authoritative series presents by theme a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the Global Trading System and the WTO on areas such as the environment, property rights, poverty and income distribution and employment conditions. The volumes have been prepared by distinguished specialists who have selected key published papers offering a range of viewpoints, both supportive and critical, on the impact of the Global Trading System and the WTO. Each editor has also written an original introduction to the literature. This timely series will be of immense interest to all scholars of international economics and relations as well as international trade lawyers, practitioners and policymakers.