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Research Handbook on Global Justice and International Economic Law

Edited by John Linarelli, Durham Law School, Durham University, UK
The fairness of institutions of global economic governance ranks among the most pressing issues of our time. Most approaches to understanding the complex structure of treaties and intergovernmental organizations such as the WTO tend to uncritically accept an economic focus, highlighting gains from trade and the merits of progressive trade and investment liberalization. While the economic arguments are compelling, other ways of thinking about the roles of these institutions have received less attention. The Research Handbook fills this gap by offering a substantial interdisciplinary examination of the normative and policy underpinnings of the international economic order.
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Publication Date: 2013
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Publication Date: 2015
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  • Law - Academic
  • Human Rights
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Human Rights
The fairness of institutions of global economic governance ranks among the most pressing issues of our time. Most approaches to understanding the complex structure of treaties and intergovernmental organizations such as the WTO tend to uncritically accept an economic focus, highlighting gains from trade and the merits of progressive trade and investment liberalization. While the economic arguments are compelling, other ways of thinking about the roles of these institutions have received less attention. The Research Handbook fills this gap by offering a substantial interdisciplinary examination of the normative and policy underpinnings of the international economic order.

The book includes specially commissioned chapters based on theories of justice, human rights, and critical legal studies, as well as on economics and the internal structure of international economic law itself, all written by leading scholars in their respective fields. The contributors offer an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between international economic law and policy and the rights and welfare of peoples across the globe. The end result is an essential point of reference for developing a comprehensive toolkit for evaluating the institutions of global economic governance.

Containing extensive and significant interdisciplinary coverage of key areas of research on international economic law and policy, this Research Handbook will appeal to political scientists, philosophers, legal scholars, economists and international relations theorists.
Contributors: G. Brock, B.S. Chimni, L.V. Ciko, P. Clements, C.M. Correa, F.J. Garcia, B. He, C.L. Lim, J. Linarelli, S.M. Lundan, A. Maneschi, H. Murphy, E.-U. Petersmann
Contents:

Introduction
John Linarelli

1. Theories of Global Justice
Gillian Brock

2. Human Rights and International Economic Law in the 21st Century
Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

3. Theories of Justice and International Economic Law
Frank J. Garcia and Lindita V. Ciko

4. Regional Trade Agreements and the Poverty Agenda
Chin Leng Lim

5. Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund
Paul Clements

6. Human Rights Issues in Multinational Value Chains
Sarianna M. Lundan

7. Intellectual Property Rights and International Economic Governance
Carlos M. Correa

8. Global Social Justice at the WTO? The Role of NGOs in Constructing Global Social Contracts
Baogang He and Hannah Murphy

9. Critical Theory and International Economic Law: A Third World Approach to International Law (TWAIL) Perspective
B.S. Chimni

10. International Trade Theory and Comparative Advantage
Andrea Maneschi

11. Law, Rights and Development
John Linarelli

Index