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Trade challenges at the World Trade Organization to national noncommunicable disease prevention policies: A thematic document analysis of trade and health policy space

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Background It has long been contested that trade rules and agreements are used to dispute regulations aimed at preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Yet most analyses of trade rules and agreements focus on trade disputes, potentially overlooking how a challenge to a regulation’s consistency with trade rules may lead to ‘policy or regulatory chill’ effects whereby countries delay, alter, or repeal regulations in order to avoid the costs of a dispute. Systematic empirical... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1002590

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Labonte, R More by this author
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Barlow, P
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
6
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Article: e1002590
Publication date:
2018-06-26
Acceptance date:
2018-05-17
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
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pubs:867294
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uri:6e5836cd-1fa5-4479-b120-2a391702f765
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uuid:6e5836cd-1fa5-4479-b120-2a391702f765
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pubs:867294

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