This collection explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus (what) of socio-legal approaches, noting that they go beyond the text to consider context and, often, subtext. In the process of identifying the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ (analytical and empirical tools) of their own socio-legal approaches, contributors to this collection reveal why they or anyone else ought to bother--the many reasons ‘why’ it is important, for theory and for practice, to take a social legal approach to international economic law.
Part 1: Approaching International Economic Law 1. What does it mean to take a socio-legal approach to international economic law? 2. Navigating new landscapes: Socio-legal mapping of plurality and power in international economic law, Celine Tan 3. Law, economy and society in the global age: A study guide Sabine Frerichs Part 2: Context 4. How World Trade Organisation Law Makes Itself Possible: ‘Every Time I Describe a City, I am Saying Something About Venice’ Ronnie R. F. Yearwood with Ross C. Davis 5. (Re)Conceptualising International Economic Law: A Socio-legal Approach to Regionalism Claire Gammage 6. Global Duelists: The Recursive Politics of the Text in International Trade Law Terence C. Halliday and Susan Block-Lieb 7. Power and Production in Global Legal Pluralism: An International Political Economy Approach David Schneiderman 8. Reflexive International Economic Law: Balancing Economic and Social Goals in the Construction of Law Cecilia Juliana Flores Elizondo 9. Transnational Networks of Community and International Economic Law Roger Cotterrell Part 3: Subtext 10. A Qui l’Homme Sauvage?: The Text, Context and Subtext of Agreements Between Mining Corporations and Indigenous Communities Deval Desai 11. Global Legal Transplants Through the Lens of Community: Lessons For and From Chinese Property Law Ting Xu 12. Culture Clash: Valuing Heritage in Investment Disputes Valentina Sara Vadi 13. 'You Are On My Property’: Economic, Legal and Moral Objections to Regulation from a Banker’s Perspective Ioannis Glinavos 14. Corporate Respect for Human Rights: As Good as it Gets? Sally Wheeler 15. Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility and International Economic Law: Strong Answers to Strong Questions? Aurora Voiculescu 16. Rewriting the Centricity of the State in Pursuit of Global Justice Kirsteen Shields.