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Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order

Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals Edited by Shin-yi Peng, Professor of Law, Han-Wei Liu and Ching-Fu Lin, Assistant Professors of Law, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Against the backdrop of the recent trend towards megaregional trade initiatives, this book addresses the most topical issues that lie at the intersection of law and technology. By assessing international law and the political economy, the contributing authors offer an enhanced understanding of the challenges of diverging regulatory approaches to innovation.
Extent: 416 pp
Hardback Price: $170.00 Web: $153.00
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78811 555 1
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Technology and ICT
  • Law - Academic
  • Internet and Technology Law
Against the backdrop of the recent trend towards megaregional trade initiatives, this book addresses the most topical issues that lie at the intersection of law and technology. By assessing international law and political economy, the contributing authors offer an enhanced understanding of the challenges of diverging regulatory approaches to innovation.

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this book presents a collaborative effort to map out the new dynamics shaped by scientific and technological advances and corresponding regulatory approaches. Starting with the trend of regulatory cooperation, the book focuses on prominent fields in international trade, information technology, energy, and public health. The final section reflects upon the position of intellectual property rights, a key concern in cross-border trade. This work is the first of its kind to give a timely review and assessment of the most critical challenges facing policymakers and academics in the newest wave of transformation in global trade governance.

The book will appeal to academics who are researching in international economic law, technology law and policy, and political science. Practitioners and policymakers who are active in the field of international trade will also find great value in this work.
‘This book provides a penetrating analysis of the timeliest issues in the context of WTO and megaregionalism: how to govern science and technology under the dynamic international economic order. With experts offering scholarly examination of contemporary challenges, this book proves to be a critical and constructive contribution to the field.’
– Gabrielle Marceau, President of SIEL, Senior Counsellor at the WTO
Contributors: W.-M. Choi, S. Feng, A.M.-Z. Gao, B. Hazucha, C.-F. Lin, H.-W. Liu, C.-F. Lo, P.C. Mavroidis, B. Mercurio, Y. Naiki, S.-Y. Peng, S. Shadikhodjaev, R.H. Weber, M. Wu, P.K. Yu


















Contents:

Part I Introduction
1. Governing Science and Technology in the Era of Megaregionals
Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu and Ching-Fu Lin

2. Regulatory Cooperation in the WTO: Why it Matters Now? How Could it be Achieved?
Petros C. Mavroidis

Part II Trade in ICT Goods and Services
3. Free Flow of Data and Digital Trade from an EU Perspective
Rolf H. Weber

4. Lessons from the TPP Regulatory Coherence Chapter: The Laws Governing Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Messages as a Case Study
Shin-Yi Peng

5. Export Policies, Technology Controls, and Investment Reviews: How States Compete in the Era of Global High-tech Value Chains.
Mark Wu

6. China Standard Time: The Boundary of Techno-Nationalism in Megaregionals
Han-Wei Liu,

Part III Environmental and Energy Policy
7. Trade and Biological Diversity Governance in the Age of Megaregionalism
Won-Mog Choi

8. Regulation of Renewable Energy Trade in the Megaregionals Era: Current Issues and Prospects for Rule-Making Reforms
Sherzod Shadikhodjaev

9. The Promotion of Renewable Electricity Technology in the Mega-RTA Era: The Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Effects on Regulatory Convergence or Divergence
Anton Ming-Zhi Gao

Part IV. Food Safety and Public Health
10. Food and Product Safety Issues in the TPP
Yoshiko Naiki

11. Megaregional Transformation of Global Food Safety Governance: Normative Roots and Ramifications
Ching-Fu Lin

12. How are Package-related Food Safety Issues Addressed in the TPP?
Chang-Fa Lo

Part V Intellectual Property Rights
13. TPP, RCEP, and the Crossvergence of Asian Intellectual Property Standards
Peter K. Yu

14. International Harmonization with Regulatory Competition: A Case of Intellectual Property Law
Branislav Hazucha

15. Harmonization without Localization: Trendspotting Pharmaceutical Patent Law in Recent FTAs
Bryan Mercurio

16. Internet-Related Unfair Competition: The Impact of Treaties and Challenges for Mainland Chinese Law and Jurisprudence
Shujie Feng

Index