The World Trade Organization

Law, Practice, and Policy

Author: Mitsuo Matsushita,Thomas J. Schoenbaum,Petros C. Mavroidis,Michael Hahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 8849

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Invitation to the Sociology of International Law

Author: Moshe Hirsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191512478

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 1535

Invitation to the Sociology of International Law aims to cast light on the under-explored sociological dimension of international law. The book emphasizes that international legal rules are profoundly embedded in diverse social factors and processes, such as norms, identity, and collective memory. Thus, international law often reflects and affects societal factors and processes in state societies and in the international community. The book exposes some central tenets of the sociological perspective and its core theoretical approaches, and presents a sociological analysis of several significant topics in present-day international law. The volume surveys subjects such as compliance, international economic law, legal fragmentation, law-making, and the impartiality of adjudicators, and reveals that a sociological analysis of international law enriches our understanding of social factors involved in the formation, evolution, and implementation of the law. Such analysis may not only explain past and present trends in international law but also bears significant implications for the interpretation of existing legal provisions, as well as suggesting better legal mechanisms for coping with contemporary challenges. In light of the underlying interrelationships between international law and other social factors, this book invites international law specialists to analyse international legal rules in their wider social context and to incorporate sociological tools into mainstream international law scholarship.

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

Author: Daniel L. Bethlehem

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199231923

Category: Law

Page: 801

View: 4362

The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law explores the law of the World Trade Organization and its broader context. It examines the discipline of international trade law itself and also the outside face of international trade law and its intersection with states and with other aspects of the international system. It covers the economic and institutional context of the world trading system, the substantive law of the WTO, the WTO dispute settlement system,and the interaction between trade and other disciplines and fields of international law.

International Economic Law

Author: Andreas F. Lowenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199226938

Category: Law

Page: 956

View: 9687

"Lowenfeld examines the major elements of economic law in the international arena including the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping, subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system; the debt of developing countries; the law of foreign direct investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; and economic sanctions. The book also contains chapters on competition law, environmental law, and new chapters on intellectual property and the various forms of arbitration; demonstrating how these subjects fit into the framework of international economic law."--BOOK JACKET.

International Law

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Vaughan Lowe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199239339

Category: Law

Page: 130

View: 4834

Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on climate change, and the apparent failure of theinternational system to deal with the situations in Palestine and Darfur, and the plights of refugees and illegal immigrants around the world. This Very Short Introduction explains what international law is, what its role in international society is, and how it operates. Vaughan Lowe examines what international law can and cannot do and what it is and what it isn't doing to make the world a better place. Focussing on the problems the worldfaces, Lowe uses terrorism, environmental change, poverty, and international violence to demonstrate the theories and practice of international law, and how the principles can be used for international co-operation.

The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization

Text, Cases and Materials

Author: Peter Van den Bossche,Werner Zdouc

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108211119

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7332

Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners. Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.

Sovereignty, the WTO, and Changing Fundamentals of International Law

Author: John H. Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452738

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8497

The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century has been one of the most challenging periods for the generally accepted assumptions of international law. This book, first published in 2006, grapples with these long-held assumptions (such as the consent basis of international law norms, equality of nations, restrictive or text-based treaty interpretations and applications, the monopoly of internal national power, and non-interference), and how they are being fundamentally altered by the forces of globalization. It also examines the challenges facing the WTO as a component of international economic law, and how that field is inextricably linked to general international law.

Constraining Public Libraries

The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services

Author: Samuel E. Trosow,Kirsti Nilsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810852372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

View: 800

This compelling argument for why the library community should be concerned about the effect of international trade agreements on the ability to deliver library and information services to the public begins with a rigorous yet succinct description of the relevant provisions of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The book then proceeds to discuss how it is likely to impact particular public library services and how the library community could best respond to these challenges. While there cannot be certainty when considering how GATS will ultimately impinge upon public libraries, this book pinpoints potential problem areas. By informing public libraries on the WTO and providing the foundation for effective advocacy at the domestic and international levels, this book goes a long way in ensuring that public libraries continue to play a central role in their communities for generations to come.

Symbolic Power in the World Trade Organization

Author: Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199662649

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 9827

Questions of power are central to understanding global trade politics and no account of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can afford to avoid at least an acknowledgment of the concept. A closer examination of power can help us to explain why the structures and rules of international commerce take their existing forms, how the actions of countries are either enabled or disabled, and what distributional outcomes are achieved. However, within conventional accounts, there has been a tendency to either view power according to a single reading - namely the direct, coercive sense - or to overlook the concept entirely, focusing instead on liberal cooperation and legalization. In this book, Matthew Eagleton-Pierce shows that each of these approaches betray certain limitations which, in turn, have cut short, or worked against, more critical appraisals of power in transnational capitalism. To expand the intellectual space, the book investigates the complex relationship between power and legitimation by drawing upon Pierre Bourdieu's notion of symbolic power. A focus on symbolic power aims to alert scholars to how the construction of certain knowledge claims are fundamental to, and entwined within, the material struggle for international trade. Empirically, the argument uncovers and plots the recent strategies adopted by Southern countries in their pursuit of a more equitable trading order. By bringing together insights from political economy, sociology, and law, Symbolic Power in the WTO not only enlivens and enriches the study of diplomatic practice within a major multilateral institution, it also advances the broader understanding of power in world politics.

Solución de controversias en los TLC. Aportes del Derecho de la OMC

Author: Julián Tole Martínez

Publisher: U. Externado de Colombia

ISBN: 9587721314

Category: Colombia

Page: 417

View: 2855

La inserción de los Estados en el comercio internacional se hace particularmente notoria con la proliferación de acuerdos internacionales cuya morfología varía desde aquellos que regulan las zonas de libre comercio, de los cuales se tiene noticia diariamente, hasta los acuerdos negociados multilateralmente bajo el auspicio de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC). Independiente de la forma como asuman estos instrumentos, todos comparten un propósito: dotar de previsibilidad y seguridad jurídica los intercambios económicos. De ahí que los mecanismos de solución de controversias sean, sin duda, uno de los elementos centrales de todo acuerdo comercial, en tanto no solo representa un instrumento procesal para resolver las diferencias que se dan en la aplicación e interpretación de las obligaciones adquiridas por los Estados en el instrumento internacional, sino que también refuerzan el cumplimiento de las mismas y tratan de evitar que una controversia comercial se “politice”. Esto explica la necesidad de un mecanismo de solución de controversias en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) celebrados por Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea con países latinoamericanos. Es en tal contexto que el interés de este libro sea el de realizar un estudio comparativo y del grado de aproximación de los mecanismos de solución de controversias en los TLC al sistema de solución de diferencias de la OMC en sus diferentes etapas, actuaciones procesales y principios.

International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Author: Ian Hurd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107658306

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 7335

This leading undergraduate textbook now covers international relations theory in more depth and includes new material on NATO and the EU, while its case studies have been updated throughout. Unlike other textbooks in the field, it takes readers behind the scenes of the world's most important international organizations (IOs), inviting them to ask: What are the legal obligations that give IOs international power? How do IOs ensure compliance from their members? And how do they enforce their rules? International Organizations explores these questions through in-depth, chapter-length case studies of the world's key international organizations, allowing students to connect essential IO theory with the law, practice and philosophy of the leading IOs, including the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Concise and engagingly written and with end-of-chapter questions, legal appendices and suggestions for further reading, this is core reading for any course on international institutions.

EU External Relations Law

Author: Piet Eeckhout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199606633

Category: Law

Page: 572

View: 7925

Rev. ed. of: External relations of the European Union legal and constitutional foundations / Piet Eeckhout. [1st ed.] 2004.

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law

Author: Anne Orford,Martin Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701950

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 9331

The Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the major thinkers, concepts, approaches, and debates that have shaped contemporary international legal theory. The Handbook features close to fifty original essays by leading international scholars from a wide range of traditions, nationalities, and perspectives, reflecting the richness and diversity of this dynamic field. The collection explores key questions and debates in international legal theory, offers new intellectual histories for the discipline, and provides fresh interpretations of significant historical figures, texts, and theoretical approaches. It provides a much-needed map of the field of international legal theory, and a guide to the main themes and debates that have driven theoretical work in international law. The Handbook will be an indispensable reference work for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to gain an overview of current theoretical debates about the nature, function, foundations, and future role of international law.