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Principles of International Economic Law
     

Principles of International Economic Law

by Matthias Herdegen
 

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Principles of International Economic Law provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in international economic law, with an emphasis on the interplay between the different economic and political interests on both the international and domestic levels. Following recent tendencies, the book sets the classic topics of international economic law,

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Principles of International Economic Law provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in international economic law, with an emphasis on the interplay between the different economic and political interests on both the international and domestic levels. Following recent tendencies, the book sets the classic topics of international economic law, like WTO law, investment protection, commercial law and monetary law in context with aspects of human rights, environmental protection and the legitimate claims of developing countries. The book draws a concise picture of the architecture of international economic law with all its complexities, without getting lost in fragmented details. Providing a perfect introductory text to the field of international economic law, the book thoroughly analyses legal developments within their wider political, economic, or social context.

Topics covered range from codes of conduct for multinational enterprises, to the human rights implications of the exploitation of natural resources. The book demonstrates the economic foundations and economic implications of legal frameworks. It puts into profile the often complex relationship between, on the one hand, international standards on liberalization and economic rationality and, on the other, state sovereignty and national preferences. It describes the new forms of economic cooperation which have developed in recent decades, such as the growing number of transnational companies in the private sector, and forms of cooperation between states such as the G8 or G20.

This fully updated second edition covers new aspects and developments including the growing importance of corporate social responsibility, mega-regional-agreements like CETA, TTIP, and TPP, trade and investment related aspects of human rights law.

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"Herdegen delivers a plethora of arguments sustaining the view that a solid framework protecting core values in the field of IEL is already in force but can be built upon for further improvements in the international economic order. The subject of 'good governance' is broadly treated in this book (p. 158ss.). The norms and institutions of IEL are examined as to their capacity to promote human rights and the rule of law." - Peter Hilpold, University of Innsbruck, Journal of International Economic Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199579860
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Matthias Herdegen, Chair for Public, European and International Law, Director of the Institute for Public International Law, University of Bonn,

Professor Herdegen has since 1995 held the chair for Public, European and International Law, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat Bonn, he is also Director of the Institute for Public International Law and Institute for Public Law.

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