This title was first published in 2002. Debates about the desirability, feasibility and appropriate form of international economic regulation are now a heavily contested domain. This selection of recently published essays reflects the diversity of perspectives that are shaping the scope and direction of the debates, from legal formalism and law and economics, to Third World legal theories and other critical perspectives.
Table of Contents
Contents: Four Contrasting Perspectives: Globalization and inequality, Andrew Hurrell and Ngaire Woods; The global age: from a sceptical South to a fearful North, Jagdish Bhagwati; Reflections on constitutional changes to the global trading system, John Jackson; Fragmented states and international rules of law, Sol Picciotto. Regulating International Finance and Investment: Regulating global financial markets, Sol Picciotto and Jason Haines; Capitalism's last chance?, George Soros; The articles of agreement of the IMF and the liberalization of capital movements, Jacques J. Polak; The political economy of a bilateral investment treaty, Kenneth J. Vandervelde; The constitutional strictures of the multilateral agreement on investment, David Schneiderman. The Multilateral Development Banks: The World Bank at the new millennium, Joseph E. Stiglitz; The political economy of the World Bank's legal framework for economic development, Lawrence Tshuma; Evolution of the governing law for loan agreements of the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, John W. Head. The World Trade Organization: The great 1994 sovereignty debate: United States acceptance and implementation of the Uruguay Round results, John H. Jackson; Rethinking liberalization and reforming the WTO, Martin Khor; Assessing the General Agreement on Trade in Services: half full or half empty?, Pierre Sauve; GATS and the Millennium Round of multilateral negotiations, Neela Mukherjee; How the World Trade Organization is shaping domestic policies in health care, David Price, Allyson M. Pollock and Jean Shaoul; The WTO Trips Agreement and global economic development, Frederick M. Abbott; Intellectual property rights and indigenous knowledge of biodiversity in Asia, Antonio G.M. La Vina. New Issues: The dilemma of regulating international competition under the WTO system, Ignacio De LeÃ³n; Putting worker and trade union rights in the WTO?, Gerard Greenfield; The fair trade-free trade debate: trade, labour and the environment, Robert Howse and Michael Trebilcock. Legitimacy and Sovereignty: The domain of WTO dispute resolution, Joel P. Trachtman; Is the WTO open and transparent?, Gabrielle Marceau and Peter N. Pedersen; Global civil society: perspectives, initiatives, movements, Richard Falk; Global economic policy-making: a new constitutionalism?, Jane Kelsey; Name index.
’This is a well-chosen selection of key articles, some from unusual sources, and representing a variety of viewpoints. Together with the editor's stimulating and wide-ranging Introduction, it is an essential source for teachers and students of international economic regulation.’ Professor Sol Picciotto, Head, Lancaster University Law School, Lonsdale College, UK 'This valuable collection brings under one cover some of the most important recent contributions to the debate on international economic regulation, written, from a critical perspective, by leading experts and policy makers in the field. It will be an essential teaching and research tool for anyone involved in the study of these issues. I will certainly be recommending it to my students.' Peter Muchlinski, Professor of Law and International Business, Kent Law School, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.