In recent years the concepts of "transnational law" and "governance" have been explored by both scholars and practitioners with the terms taking on new meaning and significance, particularly in light of the ongoing economic crisis and a corresponding critical reappraisal of global institutional structures and governance.
Transnational law covers a broad theoretical definition which includes studies emerging from disciplines such as international law, comparative law, international economic law and administrative law undertaken by legal scholars but also features extensive research undertaken by scholars from other disciplines, including but not limited to, political sciences, international relations, public administration, sociology, history, philosophy and geography. Recent work has offered up critical evaluations of the current system of governance and transnational rules as being often implemented by Western countries through categories which no longer accurately represent Western economies and are even less relevant to non-Western systems which are becoming increasingly important in the global economy. Governance in particular is now seen as important when we refer to the general stability of the markets, to good faith and other key principles which are fundamental to the notion of a fair market which is responsive to the needs of governments and citizens as well as businesses.
This multidisciplinary series aims to provide a home for research exploring these issues. It features cutting-edge works which critically analyse the relationship between governance, institutions and law from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Please also consider visiting the page for Paolo Davide Farah's sub-series, Global Law and Sustainable Development:
EU and CARICOM Dilemmas versus Opportunities on Development, Law and Economics
Global Values and International Trade Law
By Nerina Boschiero
June 05, 2023
The past decade have been anni horribiles for in International Economic Law in general and in particular for the World Trade Organization, since its inception in 1995 the guarantor of the world multilateral trade system. The increasing trade tensions, a high level of US security tariffs on steel ...
By Lela Melon
April 28, 2023
Contemporary changes in law and policy at the global level to efficiently answer to environmental and social issues correspond to the traditional approach of limiting the regulatory and policy changes to a singular field or discipline: tackling the inherent unsustainability of corporate laws or ...
By Alicia Elias Roberts, Stephen Hardy, Winfried Huck
January 09, 2023
Investigating the unique EU-CARICOM legal relationship, this book explores the major theme of globalisation, which shapes inter-regional organisations individually and determines their relationship to one another. It evaluates how EU-CARICOM relations have fostered trade, security and other ...
By Alessandra Arcuri, Florin Coman-Kund
January 09, 2023
Technocratic law and governance is under fire. Not only populist movements have challenged experts. NGOs, public intellectuals and some academics have also criticized the too close relation between experts and power. While the amount of power gained by experts may be contested, it is unlikely and ...
By Régis Bismuth, Jan Dunin-Wasowicz, Philip M. Nichols
January 09, 2023
The last twenty years have witnessed an astonishing transformation: the fight against corruption has grown from a handful of local undertakings into a truly global effort. Law occupies a central role in that effort and this timely book assesses the challenges faced in using law as it too morphs ...
By Lukasz Gruszczynski, Marcin Menkes, Veronika Bilkova, Paolo Farah
September 15, 2022
Multilateralism has served as a foundation for international cooperation over the past several decades. Championed after the Second World War by the United States and Western Europe, it expanded into a broader global system of governance with the end of the Cold War. Lately, an increasing number of...
By Csongor István Nagy
December 27, 2021
Exploring the relationship and interaction between economic interests and normative non-trade values, this book argues that the emergence and development of non-trade values is based on a complex dialectic interaction between selfish economic interests and normative values, and examines how their ...
By Margaret Stout, Jeannine M. Love
October 18, 2018
This book presents a critique of dominant governance theories grounded in an understanding of existence as a static, discrete, mechanistic process, while also identifying the failures of theories that assume dynamic alternatives of either a radically collectivist or individualist nature. ...
By Angelica Bonfanti
September 11, 2018
Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. In some cases, multinational enterprises (MNEs) have even been accused of grave human rights abuses in the ...
By Jernej Letnar Černič
August 14, 2018
In recent decades, corporations have increasingly accepted that they have obligations to respect the socio-economic rights of individuals whose rights to livelihoods, education, food, health, housing and water are affected by the actions of corporations on a daily basis. Despite this, it is often ...
By Pasi Heikkurinen
May 26, 2017
The rapid industrialization of societies has resulted in radical changes to the Earth’s biosphere and its local ecosystems. Climate scientists have recorded and forecasted worrying global temperature rises going back to the early twentieth century, while biologists and palaeontologists have ...