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Routledge Research in International Economic Law

The growing integration of the world economy and resulting increases in cross-border economic exchanges has been accompanied by the rapid growth of law and regulation governing these interactions. This series presents cutting-edge research in international economic law, offering fresh perspectives on what is a fast developing field.

The series surveys the key areas of international economic law: international trade law; international investment law; international financial regulation and monetary law; and related aspects of intellectual property law. Linkages with other international legal regimes are explored such as environmental law, human rights, and public health, highlighting areas where tensions may occur between economic liberalisation, sovereignty and other concerns. Books will investigate the theory, policy and practice of international economic law from a broad range of approaches allowing for innovative and scholarly assessments of the international economic legal order.

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1-10 of 12 results in Routledge Research in International Economic Law
  1. The WTO and the Environment

    Development of competence beyond trade

    By James Watson

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book is a review of the development of the WTO dispute resolution procedure and the power and influence it has gained over the practises of the member countries as well as in other international treaties. The book addresses the development of environmental competency in the WTO and examines...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Public Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration

    By Valentina Vadi

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    Is a State free to adopt measures to protect the public health of its citizens? If so, what are the limits, if any, to such regulatory powers? This book addresses these questions by focusing on the clash between the regulatory autonomy of the state and international investment governance. As a wide...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Science and Technology in International Economic Law

    Balancing Competing Interests

    Edited by Bryan Mercurio, Kuei-Jung Ni

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic 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...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Domestic Politics of Negotiating International Trade

    Intellectual Property Rights in US-Colombia and US-Peru Free Trade Agreements

    By Johanna von Braun

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    The Domestic Politics of International Trade considers the issues surrounding intellectual property rights in international trade negotiations in order to examine the challenges posed to domestic policy-makers by the increasingly broad nature of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Throughout the book the...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Foreign Investment, International Law and Common Concerns

    Edited by Tullio Treves, Francesco Seatzu, Seline Trevisanut

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    Increasingly, transnational corporations, developed countries and private actors are broadening the boundaries of their investments into new territories, in search of a higher return on capital. This growth in direct foreign investment involves serious concerns for both the investor and host state....

    Published September 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Human Rights, Natural Resource and Investment Law in a Globalised World

    Shades of Grey in the Shadow of the Law

    By Lorenzo Cotula

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    In the world’s developing countries, foreign investment in natural resources brings into contact competing interests that are often characterised by unequal balances of negotiating power – from multinational corporations and host governments, through to the local people affected by the influx of...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Microtrade

    A New System of International Trade with Volunteerism Towards Poverty Elimination

    Edited by Yong-Shik Lee

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    With contributions from well-regarded scholars of international economic law, this book sets out the case for an innovative solution to extreme poverty which utilizes international trade and its legal framework to relieve populations of the poorest countries around the world of extreme poverty. "...

    Published May 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia

    Edited by Vivienne Bath, Luke Nottage

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book considers foreign investment flows in major Asian economies. It critically assesses the patterns and issues involved in the substantive law and policy environment which impact on investment flows, as well as the related dispute resolution law and practice. The book combines insights from...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Interaction between World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law and External International Law

    The Constrained Openness of WTO Law (A Prologue to a Theory)

    By Ronnie R.F. Yearwood

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    International legal scholarship is concerned with the fragmentation of international law into specialised legal systems such as trade, environment and human rights. Fragmentation raises questions about the inter-systemic interaction between the various specialised systems of international law. This...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Recognition and Regulation of Safeguard Measures Under GATT/WTO

    By Sheela Rai

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book discusses the law of safeguard measures as laid down in the WTO agreements and cases decided by the Panel and the Appellate Body. It sets out a comprehensive treatment of safeguard measures covering the history and evolution of the law, as well as the procedural requirements and the...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge