Legal Problems of International Economic Relations

Cases, Materials, and Text on the National and International Regulation of Transnational Economic Relations

Author: William J. Davey,A. O. Sykes

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 1248

View: 690

Legal Problems of International Economic Relations

Cases, Materials, and Text on the National and International Regulation of Transnational Economic Relations

Author: John Howard Jackson,William J. Davey,A. O. Sykes

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1245

View: 7676

Incorporates the Uruguay Round into the materials to the fullest extent possible. Includes the impact of international economic interdependence and the struggle of legal institutions to cope with that circumstance. Also offers a basic understanding of the international economic system as it operates in real life, and as it is constrained or aided by a number of fundamental legal institutions, including national and international constitutional documents and processes.

The World Trading System

Law and Policy of International Economic Relations

Author: John Howard Jackson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 576

Since the first edition of The World Trading System was published in 1989, the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations has been completed, and most governments have ratified and are in the process of implementing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). In the Uruguay Round, more than 120 nations negotiated for over eight years, to produce a document of some 26,000 pages. This new edition of The World Trading System takes account of these and other developments. Like the first edition, however, its treatment of topical issues is grounded in the fundamental legal, constitutional, institutional, and political realities that mold trade policy. Thus the book continues to serve as an introduction to the study of trade law and policy.Two basic premises of The World Trading System are that economic concerns are central to foreign affairs, and that national economies are growing more interdependent. The author presents the economic principles of international trade policy and then examines how they operate under real- world constraints. In particular, he examines the extremely elaborate system of rules that governs international economic relations. Until now, the bulk of international trade policy has addressed trade in goods; issues inadequately addressed by policy include trade in services, intellectual property rights, certain investment measures, and agriculture.The author highlights the tension between legal rules, designed to create predictability and stability, and the governments need to make exceptions to solve short-term problems. He also looks at weaknesses of international trade policy, especially as it applies to developing countries and economies in transition. He concludes with a look at issues that will shape international trade policy well into the twenty-first century.

Legal Problems of International Economic Relations

2008 Documentary Supplement

Author: John Howard Jackson,William J. Davey,A. O. Sykes

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314160331

Category: Law

Page: 1292

View: 706

This Documents Supplement contains the basic international agreements on trade in goods and services and the principal U.S. statutes regulating international trade, as well as NAFTA and the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund.

Legal Problems of International Economic Relations

Documentary Supplement 2013

Author: John H. Jackson,William J. Davey,Alan O. Sykes, Jr.

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287649

Category: Law

Page: 1558

View: 6568

This Documents Supplement contains the basic international agreements on trade in goods and services and the principal U.S. statutes regulating international trade, as well as NAFTA and the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund.

The Politics of International Economic Law

Author: Tomer Broude,Marc L. Busch,Amelia Porges

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499122

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6462

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.

Legal Aspects of the New International Economic Order

Author: Kamal Hossain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472510208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 8397

Legal Aspects of the New International Economic Order draws together the results of discussions from the 58th Conference of the International law Association held in Manila in September 1978. Many there, including a number of contributors to this insightful book, felt that proposals for the establishment of a new international economic order bristled with complex legal issues, which merited the serious attention of lawyers. Moved by the conviction that these proposals aimed at restructuring international economic relations and effective a global redistribution of wealth and power, presented a challenge to legal creativity, the Conference adopted a resolution urging the International Law Association to undertake a study of the Legal Aspects of a New International Economic Order. Legal Aspects of the New International Economic Order draws together the papers that came from that study, to offer a fascinating and powerful examination of the legal challenges thrown up by the establishment of this new order.

Sovereignty, the WTO, and Changing Fundamentals of International Law

Author: John H. Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452738

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 454

The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century has been one of the most challenging periods for the generally accepted assumptions of international law. This book, first published in 2006, grapples with these long-held assumptions (such as the consent basis of international law norms, equality of nations, restrictive or text-based treaty interpretations and applications, the monopoly of internal national power, and non-interference), and how they are being fundamentally altered by the forces of globalization. It also examines the challenges facing the WTO as a component of international economic law, and how that field is inextricably linked to general international law.

International Economic Law

Contemporary Issues

Author: Giovanna Adinolfi,Freya Baetens,José Caiado,Angela Lupone,Anna G. Micara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319446452

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 3548

This volume scrutinises the main challenges faced by States in their current international economic relations from an interdisciplinary perspective. It combines legal research with political and economic analysis and favours dialogue among scientific disciplines. Readers are offered a series of in-depth studies on a rich variety of topics: how to reconcile States’ interest to benefit from economic liberalization with their need to pursue social goals (such as the protection of human rights or of the environment); recent developments under WTO law and regional integration processes; international cooperation in the energy sector; national regulatory developments in the banking sector, sovereign wealth funds and investor-State arbitration.

Principles of International Economic Law

Author: Matthias Herdegen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198790562

Category:

Page: 624

View: 8865

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

Alternative Possibilities

Author: Donatella Alessandrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317385829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4970

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?

International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Folsom,Michael Gordon,Michael Van Alstine

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599108

Category: Commercial treaties

Page: 437

View: 1670

This Nutshell examines the legal rules governing international trade and economic relations. After initial chapters on the legal and practical environment for trade enterprises, it analyzes the principal institutions and rules governing international trade. Special attention is paid to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, regulation of imports (including tariff rates, customs classification and valuation, and rules of origin), and trade remedy responses to import competition. Export controls, foreign corrupt practices, preferential trade agreements, and the trade law of the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement are also examined. U.S. law coverage is emphasized.

Research Handbook in International Economic Law

Author: Andrew T. Guzm¾n,A. O. Sykes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847204236

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 6105

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.

Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law

The Evolution of Australian Policy on Trade and Investment

Author: Andrew D. Mitchell,Elizabeth Sheargold,Tania Voon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785368176

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3277

Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law provides the first extensive legal analysis of Australia’s trade and investment treaties in the context of their impact on national regulatory autonomy. This thought-provoking study offers compelling lessons for not only Australia but also countries around the globe in relation to pressing current problems, including the uncertain future of the World Trade Organization and widespread concerns about the legitimacy of investor–State dispute settlement.

Globalisation and Labour Rights

The Conflict Between Core Labour Rights and International Economic Law

Author: Christine Kaufmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847313426

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 2853

In a world of work that has changed dramatically over the last few years, states see themselves confronted with new actors and conflicting international legal obligations. This book examines the tensions between core labour rights as defined by the International Labour Organisation, and the interests of international economic institutions (e.g. WTO, IMF, World Bank, OECD). It provides an analysis of the legal interactions between international regulations and state policy with regard to potential regulatory conflicts, at both the horizontal and vertical level. The study suggests a model of multilevel consistency as a way of reconciling the highly specialised and fragmented legal systems of core labour rights on the one hand, and trade liberalisation on the other, to form the coherent framework of a consistent legal order. Its detailed analysis and recommendations are designed for both academic readers and practitioners in international organisations and governments.

Redefining Sovereignty in International Economic Law

Author: Wenhua Shan,Penelope Simons,Dalvinder Singh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731421X

Category: Law

Page: 516

View: 8767

The concept of state sovereignty is increasingly challenged by a proliferation of international economic instruments and major international economic institutions. States from both the south and north are re-examining and debating the extent to which they should cede control over their economic and social policies to achieve global economic efficiency in an interdependent world. International lawyers are seriously rethinking the subject of state sovereignty, in relation to the operation of the main international economic institutions, namely the WTO, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The contributions in this volume, bringing together leading scholars from the developed and developing worlds, take up the challenge of debating the meaning of sovereignty and the impact of international economic law on state sovereignty. The first part looks at the issues from the perspectives of general international law, international economic law and legal theory. Part two discusses the impact of trade liberalisation on the sovereignty of both industrialised and developing states and Part three concentrates on the challenge to state sovereignty created by the proliferation of investment treaties and the significant recent growth of investment treaty based arbitration cases. Part four focuses on the domestic and international effects of international financial intermediaries and markets. Part five explores the tensions and intersections between the international regulation of trade and investment, international human rights and state sovereignty

International Economic Law

Author: Andreas F. Lowenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199226938

Category: Law

Page: 956

View: 2722

"Lowenfeld examines the major elements of economic law in the international arena including the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping, subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system; the debt of developing countries; the law of foreign direct investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; and economic sanctions. The book also contains chapters on competition law, environmental law, and new chapters on intellectual property and the various forms of arbitration; demonstrating how these subjects fit into the framework of international economic law."--BOOK JACKET.

International Trade and Economic Law and the European Union

Author: Sara Dillon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847312462

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 8521

This timely book explores the developing nature of international trade law,with particular emphasis on World Trade Organization law and its effects within the European Union. In the aftermath of the Seattle upheaval, vital questions are being raised as to the future course of global economic law; its overall legitimacy, implications for democracy, for national social and environmental policies, and for the well being of the world's people. This highly technical subject is rigorously analysed, yet the main legal developments and the major trade disputes are discussed in an accessible narrative style. The first section covers the common historical roots of the GATT and the EC, systems of integration that were part of an idealistic post-war heritage. The book goes on to demonstrate the idiosyncratic development of GATT law, leading to the launch of the WTO in 1995 and the controversial Uruguay Round Agreements which represented the beginning of an enormous proliferation of causes of action and a greatly enhanced legalism for the global trading system.