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The Political Economy of International Law

A European Perspective Edited by Alberta Fabbricotti, Adjunct Professor and Senior Researcher in International Law and EU Law, Faculty of Law, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Set in the context of growing interdisciplinarity in legal research, The Political Economy of International Law provides a much-needed systematic and coherent review of the interactions between Political Economy and International Law. The book reflects the need felt by international lawyers to open their traditional frontiers to insights from other disciplines – and political economy in particular. The methodological approach of the book is to take the traditional list of topics for a general treatise of international law, and to systematically incorporate insights from political economy to each.
Extent: 488 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78536 439 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Public International Law
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
Set in the context of growing interdisciplinarity in legal research, The Political Economy of International Law: A European Perspective provides a much-needed systematic and coherent review of the interactions between political economy and international law.

The contributors reflect the need felt by international lawyers to open their traditional frontiers to insights from other disciplines – and political economy in particular. The methodological approach of the book is to take the traditional list of topics for a general treatise of international law, and to systematically incorporate insights from political economy to each.

Students and scholars of political economy and international law will find the topics discussed to be of great interest to their work. This book will also provide valuable insights for economists, lawyers, and policy makers.
Contributors: E. Benvenisti, L. Boisson De Chazournes, B. Delcourt, A. Fabbricotti, A. Gianelli, E. Kica, U. Kohut, C. Leb, T.A. Lehmann, M.K. Lewis, P. Merkouris, A. Nollkaemper, M. Panizzon, N. Petersen, P.B. Stephan, J.P. Trachtman, A. Van Aaken, D. Vitiello, A. Von Staden, R.A. Wessel, J. Wouters
Contents:

Introduction
Alberta Fabbricotti

PART I FRAMEWORK ISSUES
1. Political Economy of International Law: Towards a Holistic Model of State Behavior
Anne Van Aaken and Joel P. Trachtman

PART II POLITICAL ECONOMY AND THE SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
2. The Political Economy of Customary International Law
Niels Petersen

3. Can Political Economy Help Solve The Riddle of Customary International Law?
Alessandra Gianelli

4. The Political Economy of Jus Cogens
Paul B. Stephan

5. The Political Economy of International Treaties
Panos Merkouris

6. Political Economy and the Decisions of International Organizations: Choosing Governance Arrangements Through Informality
Ramses A. Wessel and Evisa Kica

PART III POLITICAL ECONOMY AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
7. Political Economy of International Law: A Convenient Alliance for the Study of Compliance?
Barbara Delcourt

8. International Political Economy and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Compliance with International Law
Meredith Kolsky Lewis

9. The Political Economy of Judicial Production of International Law
Paul B. Stephan

10. The Political Economy of The (Non-)Enforcement of International Human Rights Pronouncements by States
Andreas Von Staden

11. The Political Economy of International Lawmaking by National Courts
Eyal Benvenisti

12. Political Economy and the Responsibility of States: The Problem of Many Hands in International Law
André Nollkaemper

PART IV POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SUBSTANTIVE FIELDS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
13. The Political Economy of Regional Trade Agreements
Alberta Fabbricotti

14. Political Economy and International Investment Law: The Conclusion of IIAs by Developing Countries during the Twentieth Century
Tobias A. Lehmann

15. Political Economy and International Water Law: Political Economy Induced Changes to the Uptake of Benefit Sharing in International Water Law
Laurence Boisson De Chazournes and Christina Leb

16. Political Economy and the Protection of Human Rights: Political Economy and Compliance with Human Rights Treaties
Ulyana Kohut

17. Political Economy and International Migration Law
Daniela Vitiello and Marion Panizzon

PART V CONCLUSIONS
18. Political Economy and International Law: Paradoxes and Potential
Eyal Benvenisti and Jan Wouters

Index