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Transnational Law and Governance

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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:

5 Series Titles

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EU and CARICOM Dilemmas versus Opportunities on Development, Law and Economics

EU and CARICOM: Dilemmas versus Opportunities on Development, Law and Economics

1st Edition

Alicia Elias Roberts, Stephen Hardy, Winfried Huck
October 13, 2020

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 ...

A Radically Democratic Response to Global Governance Dystopian Utopias

A Radically Democratic Response to Global Governance: Dystopian Utopias

1st Edition

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. ...

Business and Human Rights in Europe International Law Challenges

Business and Human Rights in Europe: International Law Challenges

1st Edition

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 ...

Corporate Accountability under Socio-Economic Rights

Corporate Accountability under Socio-Economic Rights

1st Edition

Jernej Letnar Černič
August 30, 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 ...

Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Anthropocene

Sustainability and Peaceful Coexistence for the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Pasi Heikkurinen
May 23, 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 ...

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