This book is both breathtaking in its scope and impressive in its attention to legal and institutional detail in situating developing countries in the evolving body of international economic law. Essays in this volume canvas most important areas of international economic law, including international trade law, international financial regulation, the regulation of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations, foreign aid, the enforcement of human rights standards and core international labour standards on multinational corporations, international enforcement of anti-corruption conventions, international competition law, international intellectual property rights, and international environmental law. A pervasive theme, compellingly developed, in most of these papers is the asymmetric structure of international institutions that generate rules in these various areas, in which developing countries are mostly rule takers, rather than equal participants. The current global financial crisis may provide a welcome opportunity for re-evaluating these institutional asymmetries. In any such re-evaluation, this book will provide a veritable cornucopia of constructive new insights.Friedman, Thomas L (1999), The Lexus and the Olive Tree, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ... as the Financial Stability Board, Press Release, 2 April, http: //www.financialstabilityboard.org/press/pr_090402b.pdf (accessed 27 May 2009).
|Title||:||International Economic Law, Globalization and Developing Countries|
|Author||:||Julio Faundez, Celine Tan|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Publishing - 2010|