International Economic Law is among the fastest growing and vibrant fields of international law, responding to the escalating tensions in global trade and investment which take on not only economic and legal but also social and geopolitical dimensions. In many respects the issues of International Economic Law are among the most important of our times, as captured for example in the ongoing fascination with the trade aspects of Brexit, the US-China trade war, security-related fears of foreign investment in critical infrastructure projects and the controversial elements of China’s economic expansion into the developing world. A dedicated series, distinct from general international law or public international law, is therefore not only an important conduit for the dissemination of crucial, socially-valuable research. The Routledge Insights on International Economic Law series encompasses peer reviewed short-form style books which examine emerging hot topics in international economic law which have reached a pivotal stage of importance.
By James Bacchus, Inu Manak
February 24, 2021
This book critically analyses the World Trade Organization’s approach to "special and differential treatment" (SDT) to argue that it is founded on seeking exemptions from WTO obligations, instead of creating an enabling environment for developing countries to integrate fully into the multilateral ...