International Economic Law, Globalization and Developing Countries explores the impact of globalization on the international legal system, with a special focus on the implications for developing countries.
The onset of the current process of globalization has brought about momentous changes to the rules and processes of international law. This comprehensive book examines a number of these changes, including the radical expansion of international economic law, the increase in the power of international economic organizations, and the new informal approaches to law-making. The greater reliance on judicial and arbitral mechanisms, and the proliferation of international human rights instruments, many of which have a direct bearing on international economic relations, are also discussed. The contributors to this book are all prominent experts in the fields of international law and international political economy, drawn from both developing and developed countries.
This insightful book will appeal to scholars and advanced students with an interest in international law, development studies, international political economy and international governance. It will also be an indispensable tool for practitioners - including members of leading international NGOs, international lawyers, political scientists and international development specialists.
Edited by Julio Faundez, Professor (Emeritus), School of Law and Celine Tan, Associate Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK
Contents: 1. Introduction Julio Faundez and Celine Tan 2. International Economic Law and Development: Before and After Neo-Liberalism Julio Faundez 3. Multilateral Disciplines and the Question of Policy Space Yilmaz Akyuz 4. Assessing International Financial Reform Daniel Bradlow 5. Crisis and Opportunity: Emerging Economies and the Financial Stability Board Enrique R. Carrasco 6. The New Disciplinary Framework: Conditionality, New Aid Architecture and Global Economic Governance Celine Tan 7. Taxing Constraints on Developing Countries and the Global Economic Recession David Salter 8. The World Trade Organization and the Turbulent Legacy of International Economic Law-making in the Long Twentieth Century Fiona Macmillan 9. Holistic Approaches to Development and International Investment Law: The Role of International Investment Agreements Peter Muchlinski 10. Human Rights and Transnational Corporations: Establishing Meaningful International Obligations James Harrison 11. Core Labour Standards Conditionalities: A Means by Which to Achieve Sustainable Development? Tonia Novitz 12. Developing Countries and International Competition Law and Policy Kathryn McMahon 13. Does the Globalization of Anti-Corruption Law Help Developing Countries? Kevin E. Davis 14. Intellectual Property, Development Concerns and Developing Countries Pedro Roffe 15. Biotechnology and the International Regulation of Food and Fuel Security in Developing Countries Mary E. Footer 16. Environment and Development - The Missing Link Philippe Cullet 17. The UN Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries: Towards Effective Implementation Vicente Paolo B. Yu III Bibliography Index