1st Edition

Culture and International Economic Law

Edited By Valentina Vadi, Bruno de Witte Copyright 2015
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    Globalization and international economic governance offer unprecedented opportunities for cultural exchange. Foreign direct investments can promote cultural diversity and provide the funds needed to locate, recover and preserve cultural heritage. Nonetheless, globalization and international economic governance can also jeopardize cultural diversity and determine the erosion of the cultural wealth of nations. Has an international economic culture emerged that emphasizes productivity and economic development at the expense of the common wealth?

    This book explores the ‘clash of cultures’ between international law and international cultural law, and asks whether States can promote economic development without infringing their cultural wealth. The book contains original chapters by experts in the field. Key issues include how international courts and tribunals are adjudicating culture–related cases; the interplay between indigenous peoples' rights and economic globalization; and the relationships between culture, human rights, and economic activities.

    The book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of international trade law, cultural heritage law, and public international law. 

    1. Introducing Culture and International Economic Law, Bruno de Witte and Valentina Vadi  Part 1: The Cultural Life of International Law  2. Culture, Human Rights and International Law, Francesco Francioni  3. The Cultural Dimension of Economic Activities in International Human Rights Jurisprudence, Yvonne Donders  Part 2: The Cultural Life of International Economic Law  4. Cultural Heritage in International Economic Law, Valentina Vadi  5. Investment Projects Affecting Indigenous Heritage, Federico Lenzerini  6. What's in Name? The Contested Meaning of Free, Priort and Informed Consent in International Financial Law and Indigenous Rights, Sarah Sargent  7. The Trade v. Culture Discourse: Tracing its Evolution in Global Law, Mira Burri Nenova  8. International Exchange and Trade in Cultural Objects, Ana Vrdoljak  Part 3: The Cultural Life of Intellectual Property Law  9. Traditional Knowledge: Cultural Heritage or Intellectual Property?, Antonietta Di Blase  10. Propertization, Safegaurding and the Cultural Commons: The Turf Wars of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Traditional Cultural Expressions, Lucas Linxinski and Louise Buckingham  11. Copyright and the Digitization of Cultural Heritage on the EU Digital Agenda, Lucky Belder  Part 4: The Cultural Life of European Law  12. Market Integration and Cultural Diversity in EU Law, Bruno De Witte  13. EU Media Law: Cultural Policy or Business as Usual?, Rachel Craufurd Smith  14. Culture in the EU's External Economic Relations, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou


    Valentina Vadi is a Reader (Associate Professor) in international economic law at Lancaster University, in the UK. She formerly was an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre for International and Regional Economic Law, New York University, and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Maastricht University.

    Bruno de Witte is Professor of European Union law at Maastricht University, and part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.