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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Constitutionalism, Multilevel Trade Governance and International Economic Law

Edited by: Christian Joerges, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

ISBN13: 9781849461658
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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This is a book about the ever more complex legal networks of transnational economic governance structures and their legitimacy problems. It takes up the challenge of the editors' earlier pioneering works which have called for more cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary analyses by scholars of international law, European and international economic law, private international law, international relations theory and social philosophy to examine the interdependences of multilevel governance in transnational economic, social, environmental and legal relations.

Two complementary strands of theorising are expounded. One argues that globalisation and the universal recognition of human rights are transforming the intergovernmental "society of states" into a cosmopolitan community of citizens which requires more effective constitutional safeguards for protecting human rights and consumer welfare in the national and international governance and legal regulation of international trade. The second emphasises the dependence of the functioning of international markets and liberal trade on governance arrangements which respond credibly to safety and environmental concerns of consumers, traders, political and non-governmental actors. Enquiries into the generation of international standards and empirical analyses of legalization and judizialisation practices form part of this agenda.

The perspectives and conclusions of the more than 20 contributors from Europe and North-America cannot be uniform. But they converge in their search for a constitutional architecture which limits, empowers and legitimises multilevel trade governance, as well as in their common premise that respect for human rights, private and democratic self-government and social justice require more transparent, participatory and deliberative forms of transnational "cosmopolitan democracy".

Series: Studies in International Trade Law

Legitimacy of the World Trade Organisation ISBN 9781849463737
To be published April 2017
Hart Publishing
£37.49 + £7.50 VAT
£70.82 + £14.17 VAT
Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law ISBN 9781849464253
Published April 2013
Hart Publishing
Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law (eBook) ISBN 9781782251163
Published April 2013
Hart Publishing
£45.82 + £9.17 VAT
£54.16 + £10.83 VAT
Redefining Sovereignty in International Economic Law ISBN 9781841137018
Published April 2008
Hart Publishing
Human Rights Impact of the World Trade Organisation ISBN 9781841136936
Published July 2007
Hart Publishing
The Power to Protect: Trade, Health and Uncertainty in the WTO ISBN 9781841134826
Published December 2004
Hart Publishing