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Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order: Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals

Edited by: S.-Y. Peng, H.-W. Liu, C.-F. Lin

ISBN13: 9781788115551
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00

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Against the backdrop of the recent trend towards megaregional trade initiatives, this book addresses the most topical issues that lie at the intersection of law and technology. By assessing international law and political economy, the contributing authors offer an enhanced understanding of the challenges of diverging regulatory approaches to innovation.

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this book presents a collaborative effort to map out the new dynamics shaped by scientific and technological advances and corresponding regulatory approaches. Starting with the trend of regulatory cooperation, the book focuses on prominent fields in international trade, information technology, energy, and public health. The final section reflects upon the position of intellectual property rights, a key concern in cross-border trade. This work is the first of its kind to give a timely review and assessment of the most critical challenges facing policymakers and academics in the newest wave of transformation in global trade governance.

The book will appeal to academics who are researching in international economic law, technology law and policy, and political science. Practitioners and policymakers who are active in the field of international trade will also find great value in this work.

Law and Economics
Part I Introduction
1. Governing Science and Technology in the Era of Megaregionals
Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu and Ching-Fu Lin
2. Regulatory Cooperation in the WTO: Why it Matters Now? How Could it be Achieved?
Petros Mavroidis
Part II Trade in ICT Goods and Services
3. Free Flow of Data and Digital Trade from an EU Perspective
Rolf H. Weber
4. Lessons from the TPP Regulatory Coherence Chapter: The Laws Governing Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Messages as a Case Study
Shin-Yi Peng
5. Export Policies, Technology Controls, and Investment Reviews: Fighting for Position Along Global Tech Value Chains in the Mega-RTA Era
Mark Wu
6. China Standard Time: The Boundary of Techno-Nationalism in Mega-regionals
Han-Wei Liu,
Part III Environmental and Energy Policy
7. Trade and Biological Diversity Governance in the Mega FTA Era
Won-Mog Choi
8. Regulation of Renewable Energy Trade in the Mega-Regionals Era: Current Issues and Prospects for Rule-Making Reforms
Sherzod Shadikhodjaev
9. The Promotion of Renewable Electricity Technology in the Mega-RTA Era: The Preliminary Evaluation of Potential Effects on Regulatory Convergence and Divergence
Ming-Zhi Gao
Part IV. Food Safety and Public Health
10. Food and Product Safety Issues in the TPP
Yoshiko Naiki
11. Transformation of Food Safety Governance in the Era of Mega-regionals
Ching-Fu Lin
12. How are Package-related Food Safety Issues Addressed in the TPP?
Chang-Fa Lo
Part V Intellectual Property Rights
13. The RCEP, Intellectual Property Norms and Regulatory Crossvergence
Peter Yu
14. International Harmonization with Regulatory Competition: A Case of Intellectual Property Law
Branislav Hazucha
15. Harmonization without Localization: Trendspotting Pharmaceutical Patent Law in Recent FTAs
Bryan Mercurio
16. Internet-Related Unfair Competition: The Impact of Treaties and Challenges for Mainland Chinese Law and Jurisprudence
Shu-Jie Feng