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Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects

Edited by: Chi Carmody, Frank J. Garcia, John Linarelli

ISBN13: 9781107438514
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107013285



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Since the beginnings of the GATT and the Bretton Woods institutions, and on to the creation of the WTO, states have continued to develop institutions and legal infrastructure to promote global interdependence. International economic law, a field dominated by legal regimes to liberalize international trade but that also includes international financial law and international law relating to economic development, has become a dense web of treaty commitments at the multilateral, regional, and bilateral levels. International lawyers are experts in understanding how these institutions operate in practice, but they tend to uncritically accept comparative advantage as the principal normative criterion to justify these institutions.

In contrast, moral and political philosophers have developed accounts of global justice, but these accounts have had relatively little influence on international legal scholarship and on institutional design. What is needed is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the economic fairness problems that societies face as they become increasingly interdependent, and the solutions that international economic law and institutions might facilitate. This volume reflects the results of a symposium held at Tillar House, the American Society of International Law headquarters in Washington, DC, in November 2008, which brought together philosophers, legal scholars, and economists to discuss the problems of understanding international economic law from the standpoints of rights and justice, in particular from the standpoint of distributive justice.

Subjects:
International Trade, Law and Economics
Contents:
Part I. Theorizing Justice in International Economic Institutions
1. Approaching global justice through human rights: elements of theory and practice Carol C. Gould
2. Global equality of opportunity as an institutional standard of distributive justice Daniel Butt
3. Human persons, human rights, and the distributive structure of global justice Robert C. Hockett
4. Global economic fairness: internal principles Aaron James

Part II. How Justice Gets Done in International Economic Institutions
5. The conventional morality of trade Chin Leng Lim
6. The political geography of distributive justice Jeffrey L. Dunoff
7. Democratic governance, distributive justice and development Chantal Thomas

Part III. Skepticism About the Role of Justice in International Economic Institutions
8. Global justice and trade Fernando Teson and Jonathan Klick
9. Jam tomorrow: a critique of international economic law Barbara Stark
10. Doing justice: the economics and politics of international distributive justice Joel P. Trachtman.

Series: ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory

The Theory of Self-Determination ISBN 9781107119130
Published April 2016
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£69.99
Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice ISBN 9781107546370
Published August 2015
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£24.99
The Role of Ethics in International Law ISBN 9781107440036
Published September 2014
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£22.99
Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Foundations of International Law ISBN 9781107435896
Published August 2014
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£22.99
International Criminal Law and Philosophy ISBN 9781107415256
Published June 2014
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£21.99
Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law ISBN 9781107697447
Published January 2014
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£22.99
Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice ISBN 9781107040175
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£65.00
Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law ISBN 9781107024021
Published June 2012
Cambridge University Press
£74.99
Global Justice and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Prospects ISBN 9781107013285
Published March 2012
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Foundations of International Law ISBN 9780521518024
Published February 2012
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
The Role of Ethics in International Law ISBN 9781107096554
Published February 2012
Cambridge University Press
£69.99
The New Global Law ISBN 9781107651999
Published November 2011
Cambridge University Press
£22.99
The New Global Law ISBN 9780521193870
Published May 2010
Cambridge University Press
£64.99
Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications ISBN 9780521138727
Published March 2010
Cambridge University Press
£44.99
Customary International Law: A New Theory with Practical Applications ISBN 9780521191364
Published March 2010
Cambridge University Press
£84.99
International Criminal Law and Philosophy ISBN 9780521191517
Published December 2009
Cambridge University Press
£69.99