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Perspectives in International Economic Law

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ISBN13: 9789041198662
ISBN: 9041198660
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £146.00

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Economic activity, Professor Qureshi insists, is a visible manifestation of the human condition. Therefore, the laws that regulate it and develop its norms must be deeply human. International economic law must be ever-vigilant in its efforts to represent the economic needs of all strata of humanity - it must not allow the cultural imperatives of any one group to predominate.;To investigate the validity of this deeply-held conviction, in May 2001 Professor Qureshi and the University of Manchester School of Law brought together a conference of major IEL scholars to elicit as broad a diversity of perspectives as possible. This book, grew out of that conference, with contributors and other scholars focusing and augmenting their standpoints in essays that crystallize the critical perspectives from which IEL may be viewed. Issues and topics that arise in the course of the investigation include the following: globalization and its institutions; the survival of the nation-state; the role of the International Court of Justice; sustainable development; developing countries and dispute settlement; developing countries and trade negotiations; regional integration; human rights and the ""untouchability"" of IEL; and the gender bias of basic IEL institutions and rules. There are also clear presentations of specifically Marxist and Islamic perspectives, and an analysis along lines of ""fairness"" as developed by Thomas Franck and John Rawls.

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Preface. About the Editor and Contributors. Abbreviations. Overview. Part One: Introduction and Legal Perspectives.
1. Perspectives in International Economic Law: An Eclectic Approach; A.H. Qureshi. Part Two: Institutional Perspectives.
2. Perspectives on Governing Globalization; G. Thompson.
3. Institutional Perspectives of International Economic Law; E. Kwakwa. Part Three: National Perspectives.
4. The National as a Meta-Concept of International Economic Law; A. Carty. Part Four: Developing Country Perspectives.
5. A Developing Country Perspective of International Economic Law in the Context of Dispute Settlement; M. Sornarajah.
6. Developing Country Participation in Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Developing Country Perspectives and Negotiating Framework; S. Page. Part Five: Regional Perspectives.
7.Regional Perspectives on International Economic Law; R. Pomfret. Part Six: Human Rights Perspectives.
8. Human Rights Perspectives of International Economic Law; M. Addo.
9. Feminist Perspectives on International Economic Law; M. Childs.
10. Further Feminist Readings on International Economic Law; F. Beveridge. Part Seven: Ideological Perspectives.
11. The Political Economy of International Economic Law: A Neo-Gramscian Perspective; R. Wilkinson.
12. Franckian Fairness and International Economic Law; R. Cryer.
13. Islamic Perspectives on International Economic Law; J. Rehman. Part Eight: Goal Orientated Perspectives.
14. Sustainable Development Perspectives of International Economic Law; S. Subedi. Part Nine: Subject Based Perspectives.
15. Economic Perspectives on International Economic Law; R. A. Cass.
16. Historical Perspectives on International Economic Law; F. Botchway. Index.