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The Future of International Economic Integration: The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited

Edited by: Gillian Moon, Lisa Toohey

ISBN13: 9781316510179
To be Published: November 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



As part of the 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a compromise on domestic socio-economic issues was struck and subsequently given the name 'embedded liberalism'.

The Future of International Economic Integration explores the multiple dimensions of the embedded liberalism compromise, to understand its contemporary influence on both the scope and application of international trade law, and on the content and character of parallel domestic socio-economic policy space. Top international economic law scholars have contributed chapters that look at the four principal dimensions of the topic. It sets out the history and character of the embedded liberalism compromise, explores the relationship between the compromise and WTO law, explores areas of contemporary tension that invoke the principles of the compromise such as human rights, cultural diversity, and environmental protection, and investigates what future impact the compromise might have on new trade and investment agreements.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
Contributor biographies
Foreword Andrew Lang
Preface
List of acronyms
Part I. The Concept of the Embedded Liberalism Compromise:
1. Introduction to the embedded liberalism compromise Gillian Moon and Lisa Toohey
2. The embedded liberalism compromise in the making of the GATT and Uruguay Round Agreements Meredith Kolsky Lewis
3. The embedded liberalism compromise as touchstone in times of political turmoil Lisa Toohey
4. Universal human rights in the embedded liberalism compromise Gillian Moon
5. Recalibrating the embedded liberalism compromise: 'legitimate expectations' and international economic law Chios Carmody
Part II. The Dynamic of the Embedded Liberalism Compromise:
6. From agriculture to food security: embedded liberalism and stories of regulatory failure Fiona Smith
7. Embedded liberalism and national treatment: the case of Taiwan's Mijiu taxation Hsu-Hua Chou and Weihuan Zhou
8. Embedded liberalism and international investment agreements: the future of the right to regulate, with reflections on WTO law Catharine Titi
9. Regulatory coherence in future free trade agreements and the idea of the embedded liberalism compromise Andrew D. Mitchell and Elizabeth Sheargold
Part III. Engineering the Embedded Liberalism Compromise: Addressing the Future in Times of Turmoil:
10. Embedded liberalism as a framework for description, critique and advocacy: the case of human rights measures under the GATT Rachel Harris
11. Embedded liberalism and global business: domestic stability versus corporate autonomy? Justine Nolan and Gillian Moon
12. The embedded liberalism compromise and cultural policy measures. Maintaining cultural diversity alongside WTO law Franziska Sucker
13. The WTO's purpose, regulatory autonomy and the future of the embedded liberalism compromise Emily Reid.