The Politics of International Economic Law

Author: Tomer Broude
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139499125
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Law

How do politics and international economic law interact with each other? Financial crises and shifts in global economic patterns have refocused our attention on how the fingerprints of the 'visible hand' can be seen all over the institutions that underpin the rules of globalization. From trade and investment to finance, governments are under pressure to enforce, resist and rewrite international economic law. Lawyers have seldom given enough attention to the influence of politics on law, whereas political scientists have had an on-again, off-again fascination with how the law influences relations among states. This book leads the way toward filling this interdisciplinary gap, through a series of important studies written by leaders in the field on specific problems in international economic relations. The book demonstrates a variety of ways in which the international political-economic nexus may be researched and understood.

The Politics of International Economic Law

Author: Tomer Broude
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107003555
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Law

How do politics and international economic law interact with each other? Financial crises and shifts in global economic patterns have refocused our attention on how the fingerprints of the "visible hand" can be seen all over the institutions that underpin the rules of globalization. From trade and investment to finance, governments are under pressure to enforce, resist, and re-write international economic law. Lawyers have seldom given enough attention to the influence of politics on law, whereas political scientists have had an on-again, off-again fascination with how the law influences relations among states. This book leads the way toward filling this interdisciplinary gap, through a series of important studies written by leaders in the field on specific problems in international economic relations. The book demonstrates a variety of ways in which the international political-economic nexus may be researched and understood.

Science and Technology in International Economic Law

Author: Bryan Mercurio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134119707
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Law

Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the continued development of international economic law. This book brings together well-known and rising scholars to explore the status and interaction of science, technology and international economic law. The book reviews the place of science and technology in the development of international economic law with a view to ensure a balance between the promotion of trade and investment liberalisation and decision-making based on a sound scientific process without hampering technological development. The book features chapters from a range of experts – including Lukasz Gruszczynski, Jürgen Kurtz, Andrew Mitchell and Peter K. Yu – who examine a wide range of issues such as investment law, international trade law, and international intellectual property. By bringing together these issues, the book asks how international trade and investment regimes utilise science and technology, and whether they do so fairly and in the interest of broader public policies. This book will be of great interest to researchers of international economic law, health law, technology law and international intellectual property law.

Principles of International Economic Law

Author: Matthias Herdegen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198790563
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre:

Principles of International Economic Law provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in international economic law, with an emphasis on the interplay between the different economic and political interests on both the international and domestic levels. Following recent tendencies, the book sets the classic topics of international economic law, like WTO law, investment protection, commercial law and monetary law in context with aspects of human rights, environmental protection and the legitimate claims of developing countries. The book draws a concise picture of the architecture of international economic law with all its complexities, without getting lost in fragmented details. Providing a perfect introductory text to the field of international economic law, the book thoroughly analyses legal developments within their wider political, economic, or social context. Topics covered range from codes of conduct for multinational enterprises, to the human rights implications of the exploitation of natural resources. The book demonstrates the economic foundations and economic implications of legal frameworks. It puts into profile the often complex relationship between, on the one hand, international standards on liberalization and economic rationality and, on the other, state sovereignty and national preferences. It describes the new forms of economic cooperation which have developed in recent decades, such as the growing number of transnational companies in the private sector, and forms of cooperation between states such as the G8 or G20. This fully updated second edition covers new aspects and developments including the growing importance of corporate social responsibility, mega-regional-agreements like CETA, TTIP, and TPP, trade and investment related aspects of human rights law.

Value Making in International Economic Law and Regulation

Author: Donatella Alessandrini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317385820
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the contemporary production of economic value in today’s financial economies. Much of the regulatory response to the global financial crisis has been based on the assumption that curbing the speculative ‘excesses’ of the financial sphere is a necessary and sufficient condition for restoring a healthy economic system, endowed with real values, as distinct from those produced by financial markets. How, though, can the ‘intrinsic’ value of goods and services produced in the sphere of the so-called real economy be disentangled from the ‘artificial’ value engineered within the financial sphere? Examining current projects of international legal regulation, this book questions the regulation of the financial sphere insofar as its excesses are juxtaposed to some notion of economic normality. Given the problem of neatly distinguishing these domains – and so, more generally, between economy and society, and production and social reproduction – it considers the limits of our current conceptualization of value production and measurement, with specific reference to arrangements in the areas of finance, trade and labour. Drawing on a range of innovative work in the social sciences, and attentive to the spatial and temporal connections that make the global economy, as well as the racial, gender and class articulations of the social reproductive field within it, it further asks: what alternative arrangements might be able to affect, and indeed alter, the value-making processes that underlie our current international regulatory framework?

The Politics of International Economic Relations

Author: Joan Edelman Spero
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780534602741
Release Date: 2009-02-12
Genre: Political Science

THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS is the first book to give students the breadth and depth of scholarship they need to truly understand the politics of today’s world economy. The exciting new seventh edition has been completely updated to reflect the sweeping changes that continue to reshape the international arena. The new edition strengthens the text’s contemporary coverage of political and economic relations, economic polarization in developing nations, and the roots of economic decline in centrally planned economies. An emphasis on the impact of globalization makes this definitive text ideal for use as a core text for the International Political Economy course or as a supplement in the International Relations course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Economic Law Globalization and Developing Countries

Author: Julio Faundez
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849806671
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This book is both breathtaking in its scope and impressive in its attention to legal and institutional detail in situating developing countries in the evolving body of international economic law. Essays in this volume canvas most important areas of international economic law, including international trade law, international financial regulation, the regulation of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations, foreign aid, the enforcement of human rights standards and core international labour standards on multinational corporations, international enforcement of anti-corruption conventions, international competition law, international intellectual property rights, and international environmental law. A pervasive theme, compellingly developed, in most of these papers is the asymmetric structure of international institutions that generate rules in these various areas, in which developing countries are mostly rule takers, rather than equal participants. The current global financial crisis may provide a welcome opportunity for re-evaluating these institutional asymmetries. In any such re-evaluation, this book will provide a veritable cornucopia of constructive new insights.

Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy

Author: Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107119536
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Examines how developing countries often sign up to highly potent rules underwriting economic globalisation without even realising it.

Distributive Justice and World Trade Law

Author: Oisin Suttle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108244947
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Law

What does justice demand in international trade regulation? And how far does World Trade Organization (WTO) law respond to those demands? Whether our focus is developing countries, struggling industries, or environmental protection, distributive conflict is a pervasive feature of international economic law. Despite this, we lack an adequate theory of distributive justice for this domain. Drawing on philosophical approaches to global justice, this book advances a novel theory of justice in trade regulation, and applies this to explain and critique the law of the WTO. Integrating theoretical and doctrinal approaches, it demonstrates the potential for political theory to illuminate and inform the progressive development of WTO law, including rules on border measures, discrimination, trade remedies and domestic regulation. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, accessible to lawyers, philosophers and political scientists, the book will appeal both to theorists interested in building bridges from theory to practice, and practitioners seeking new perspectives on existing problems.

The Future of International Economic Law

Author: William J. Davey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199551132
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

This book comprises fifteen specially commissioned contributions from the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law in celebration of the Journal's tenth anniversary. They were originally published as the third issue of volume 10 of the journal in September 2007.

Establishing Judicial Authority in International Economic Law

Author: Joanna Jemielniak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107147102
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Law

This book discusses how international judicial authority is established and managed in key fields of international economic law. Its unique legal-centric approach sees the consolidation of judicial authority as a universal trend and its broad international appeal makes it essential reading for researchers, practitioners and students alike.

Research Handbook in International Economic Law

Author: Andrew T. Guzm¾n
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781847204233
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This major new work consists of carefully commissioned original and incisive contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economic law. Covering a full range of topics, the Handbook provides an accessible treatment of the law in each area, as well as a thoughtful synthesis and discussion of related public policy issues from a broadly social science perspective.

The Future of International Economic Integration

Author: Gillian Moon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316510179
Release Date: 2018-09-27
Genre: Law

Responds to current world events and offers 'a rich resource for initiating new conversations about potential futures for the trade regime'.

Public Policy in International Economic Law

Author: Diane A. Desierto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198716938
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Wealth creation through trade, finance, and investment often comes at the price of rising inequality for vulnerable groups and individuals. This book examines how states can harmonise the social protection objectives of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights with their international economic treaty obligations.