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International Economic Law



ISBN 9780415543262
Published August 23, 2010 by Routledge
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The legal foundations of the international economy—which underpin both the actions of sovereign states, as well as the conduct of individuals and business entities engaged in cross-border transactions—are now more than ever a crucial site for scholarly exploration.

Indeed, with the growing impact of globalization, research in and around the subject flourishes as never before. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to map a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by a leading scholar, International Economic Law gathers foundational and canonical work, together with more contemporary and cutting-edge scholarship. The collection boldly identifies and elucidates International Economic Law’s critical concepts to make sense of the subdiscipline’s evolution and to garner insights into its likely development.

With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, International Economic Law is an essential work of reference. For the novice or advanced student, the collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. And, for the more advanced scholar, as well as practitioners and policy-makers, it will be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For all users, International Economic Law will be valued as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I  Part 1: Theory  1. Conceptualizing International Economic Law  2. The Phenomenon of Globalization  3. The Washington Consensus  4. International Distributive Justice  Part 2: Fundamental Concepts  1. Sources  Customary International Economic Law  International Economic Soft Law  2. Participants  State Economic Development Paradigms  Non-governmental Organizations  3. Economic Sovereignty  4. Non-discrimination and Differential Treatment  5. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction  6. State Immunity  7. Constitutionalizing International Economic Law  8. Economic Human Rights  9. Economic Sanctions  Volume II: International Monetary and Financial Law  1. Monetary Sovereignty  2. Exchange Arrangements  3. Multilateral System of Payments  4. International Capital Transfers  5. International Liquidity: Special Drawing Rights  6. IMF Conditionality  7. Surveillance and IMF Standards and Codes  8. International Financial Architecture  9. Sovereign Debt  Volume III: World Trade Law  1. Theory of Comparative Advantage  2. Reciprocity in Trade Negotiations  3. Market Access  4. National Treatment  5. MFN Treatment  6. Unfair Trade Practices  7. Regional Trade Agreements  8. Consensus Decision-Making  9. Enforcement and Transparency.  Non-Violation Complaint.  Trade Policy Review  10. Development and Trade.  Special and Differential Treatment.  Aid for Trade.  Food Security.  Process and Production Methods  Volume IV: International Investment Law  1. Key Concepts in General International Law.  International Minimum Standard.  Expropriation  Stabilization Clauses.  International Corporate Social Responsibility  2. Key Concepts in Investment Agreements.  ‘Investment’ in International Investment Law.  Fair and Equitable Treatment.  MFN Treatment  Volume V: International Development Law  1. Development  2. Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources  3. Right to Development  4. Sustainable Development  5. Millennium Development Goals  6. Monterrey Consensus  7. New International Economic Order  8. Good Governance and Global Governance  Volume VI: International Fiscal Law  1. International Fiscal Law Defined  2. Worldwide versus Residence Taxation  3. Fiscal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction  4. Key Concepts in Double Taxation Relief and Tax Evasion and Avoidance  5. Non-Discrimination  6. Permanent Establishment  7. Non-Enforcement of Tax Claims  8. Harmful Tax Competition  9. Calculation of Multijurisdictional Company Profits.  Unitary Taxation.  Transfer Pricing

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Biography

Asif H. Qureshi is Editor-in-Chief of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law. His main research interests are in International Economic Law, Public International Law and International Fiscal Law. He is the author of International Economic Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 1999).