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Foundations of International Economic Law

ISBN13: 9781788975704
Published: December 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.95

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This introductory textbook explores the key legal principles and institutions that underpin the global economy. Featuring discussion of the economic rationale and social impact of the various legal regimes, Professor David Collins explores the four main pillars in international economic law: international trade, international investment, monetary relations and development. Offering a comprehensive and accessible overview of the international legal frameworks and organizations that govern the economic relations among and between states and multinational enterprises, this concise textbook highlights the leading cases of international tribunals and the most pressing debates, drawing attention to the role of law in balancing the goal of economic liberalization with important public interest values and the tension between sovereignty and commitment to international rules.

This insightful textbook outlines the historic rationales and contemporary roles of prominent international organizations, such as WTO, IMF and the World Bank, exploring the ways in which the global economy of the 21st century has been cultivated by a distinct and dynamic discipline within international law. Key features include:

  • Further Reading lists for each topic, pointing students towards useful sources for more in-depth study
  • Provocative and challenging discussion questions to further critical thinking either in or outside of the classroom
  • Diagrams aiding learning by presenting essential concepts in a clear, visual format

    Foundations of International Economic Law is an essential guide for undergraduate and graduate students of international economic law

  • Subjects:
    International Investment Law
    1. Introduction: Historic Context and Rationales for International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Monetary Relations and Development
    2. The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: Quotas, Tariffs, Non-Discrimination, Transparency and Regionalism in International Trade
    3. Dispute Resolution in International Trade: The WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding and Regional Trade Agreement Dispute Resolution
    4. Subsidies, Anti-Dumping, Safeguards and Trade in Services
    5. General Exceptions, Health and Safety and Intellectual Property
    6. Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Investment Agreements
    7. International Investment Agreements: Standards of Protection, Compensation and Exceptions
    8. Dispute Settlement in International Investment Law
    9. International Monetary Relations and the International Monetary Fund
    10. International Development and the World Bank