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The role of law in the relationship among international law regimes: an analysis of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Grant number: 08/04045-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2010
Effective date (End): October 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Special Rights
Principal Investigator:Alberto do Amaral Junior
Grantee:Elaini Cristina Gonzaga da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Direito (FD). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/53030-6 - Morals, politics and law: autonomy and critical theory, AP.TEM


The present thesis approachs how Westiphalian institutional arrangements work for the settlement of problems ensuing the rising of a pluralist system. The hypothesis to be verified is that conflicts among international law regimes will settled without prevalence of the rationality of a regime over the other's in those cases where (1) there was little institutional asymetry between conflicting regimes and (2) the conflict was object of public deliberation involving State and non state actors widely (private sector, academia and civil society organizations). Against this backdrop, I argue that the study of international regimes interaction shall necessarily aim at "legitimate" answers. Firstly, legitimacy as the non empire of a specific regime rationality; and secondly legitimacy as an objective for each international regime comprehending the elements of my hypotheses (strengthening of institutional features and public sphere).

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SILVA, Elaini Cristina Gonzaga da. The expansion of international law: a matter of values. 2011. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Direito (FD/SBD) São Paulo.

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