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Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights

ISBN13: 9789041192356
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
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Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights is aimed at analyzing the most updated aspects of linkage between global trade and social rights. There are two different but converging underlying reasons that forge a linkage between promoting social rights and market regulation: one that seeks to act against distorted competition based on social dumping, which ultimately modifies the best allocation of resources on a global scale; the other refers to the planning of an axiologically oriented global order, designed to redress the unwelcomed social consequences of globalization. Three major fields of international law – trade, the environment and human rights – have become inextricably intertwined in today’s world. A practitioner, policymaker, businessperson, or academic involved in any one of these fields must now be conversant with the other two. The historic link between fundamental social rights and market regulation has proved to be a major topic in the current context of economic globalization, whose trade expansion is a fundamental component along with renewed impetus towards economic regionalism and free trade agreement, including labor provisions. An analysis of MERCOSUR offers a revealing insight into the differences between trade agreements concluded among developing countries and those concluded among developed countries.

What’s in this book:

This groundbreaking book considers the crucial elements of this complex engagement, with eleven authoritative discussions by some of the most important and widely renowned professors of labor, commercial, and international law and experts from the International Labour Organization and the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law. Focusing primarily on the “social pillar” of sustainability, the authors cover such critical issues as the following:

  • the “creeping de-globalization” manifested by Brexit and US protectionist policies;
  • new and renegotiated multilateral “mega” treaties;
  • prospects for effectively codifying social responsibilities of multinational corporations;
  • nexus of economic comparative advantage and excessive exploitation of natural resources;
  • weak (or non-existent) enforcement of labor clauses in trade agreements;
  • assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance; and
  • stabilization clauses in state–investor agreements.
How this will help you:

A much-needed probing of the future of global trade in the light of a resurgence of economic nationalisms, this book takes a giant step towards a new consensus and cohesion phase in the international community where development policies, international business transactions, and social and environmental sustainability coexist harmoniously. It will be welcomed by practitioners, academics, and researchers in trade law, environmental law, and labor law, as well as by policymakers and businesspersons concerned with how these legal fields interact with economic justice.

Employment Law
Adalberto Perulli
Sustainable Development and International Trade
Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights: An Evolutionary Perspective
Adalberto Perulli
Sustainable Development, Social Rights and International Trade
Antoine Lyon-Caen
International Trade Agreements: The Linkage Between Trade and Social Rights
The MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market): Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela
Adrián Goldin
The Link Between Trade and Social Clauses
Janice R. Bellace
Atlantic Transitions for Law and Labor: CETA First and TTIP Second?
Michele Faioli
The European Union Internal and External Action in the International Trade Relationships Context
Globalization and Human Rights: Social Clauses in Trade Agreements and in International Exchanges among Companies
Tiziano Treu
The EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences and the Special Incentive Arrangement for Sustainable Development and Good Governance
Manfred Weiss
Investments, IMF, ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) Clauses and the Arbitral Procedures to Resolve a Conflict
Social Rights and the Janus Face of International Investment: The Role of Commercial Banks and Project Finance
Sheldon Leader
Stabilization Clauses in State-Investor Agreements: A Brief Overview
Vania Brino
New Generations Treaties and the Attempts for a Renewal of the ISDS
Valentina Cagnin
The ILO Perspective
An Overview of the Main ILO Policies and Tools in the Organization of Promotional Activities on Social Rights
Giuseppe Casale & Mario Fasani

Series: Studies in Employment and Social Policy Series

The Sources of Labour Law ISBN 9789403502847
Published December 2019
Kluwer Law International
Regulating Strikes in Essential Services: A Comparative 'Law in Action' Perspective ISBN 9789041189974
Published November 2018
Kluwer Law International
The Right to Strike: A Comparative View
Edited by: Bernt Waas
ISBN 9789041150073
Published September 2014
Kluwer Law International
Non-Public Actors in Social Security Administration: A Comparative Study ISBN 9789041149176
Published October 2013
Kluwer Law International
Health and Safety at Work: European and Comparative Perspective ISBN 9789041146618
Published June 2013
Kluwer Law International
The Protection of Working Relationships: A Comparative Study ISBN 9789041132895
Published March 2011
Kluwer Law International
The European Social Dialogue Under Articles 138 and 139 of the EC Treaty ISBN 9789041127440
Published June 2008
Kluwer Law International