Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law

Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law




Events such as the global financial crisis have helped reveal that the drivers and contours of governance on a national and international level remain a mystery in many respects. This is so despite the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication in the management and understanding of economic, legal and political spheres of global society. Set in this context, this timely Research Handbook is the first to explicitly address the constitutive relationship between law and political economy.

With scholarly contributions from diverse disciplinary and geographic backgrounds, this authoritative book provides an expansive overview of the legal architecture of the global political economy. It covers, in three parts, topics surrounding money and markets, the relations of organization, and commodities, land and resources.

Scholars and policymakers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate law students interested in the intersection of socio-political, economic, and legal dynamics of governance will find this book a thought-provoking and insightful resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788111218
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/26/2017
Series: Research Handbooks on Globalisation and the Law Series
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 6.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Ugo Mattei, University of California, Hastings College of Law, US, International University College, Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin, Italy and John D. Haskell, University of Manchester, UK

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

John D. Haskell and Ugo Mattei


2. Toward a Political Economy of Money

Roy Kreitner

3. The Market as a Legal Concept: Classical Liberalism, Modern Liberalism, Pragmatic Liberalism

Justin Desautels-Stein

4. The New Global Dis/Order in Central Banking and Public Finance

Timothy A. Canova

5. Neoliberalism, Debt and Discipline

Tayyab Mahmud

6. Free Trade and Comparative Advantage: A Study in Economic Sleight of Hand

Vishaal Kishore

7. Technology, Power and the Political Economy of Inequality

Frederick Guy and Peter Skott

8. Finance and the ‘Real’ Economy: Systemic Complexity, Complex Agencies

Luigi Russi

9. Financialization and the Non-Financial Corporate Sector

Özgür Orhangazi

10. Debt and Financial Stability

Jan Toporowski

11. The Law of Value and the Law

Bill Bowring

12. Less Markets: A Critical Analysis of Market Existence and Functioning

Calixto Salomão Filho


13. Beyond Corporate Governance: Why a New Approach to the Study of Corporate Law is Needed to Address Global Inequality and Economic Development

Dan Danielsen

14. The Job Guarantee, Full Employment and Human Rights

L. Randall Wray

15. Personal Responsibility for Systemic Inequality

Martha McCluskey

16. From the ‘Semi-Civilized State’ to the ‘Emerging Market’: Remarks on the International Legal History of the Semi-Periphery

Umut Özsu

17. From the Dutch East India Company to the Corporate Bill of Rights: Corporations and International Law

Grietje Baars

18. Mapping the Political Economy of Neoliberalism in the Arab World

Adam Hanieh

19. Ending Impunity? Eliding Political Economy in International Criminal Law

Tor Krever

20. The Political Economy of Court-Based Regulation

Patrick Luff,

21. Law and Development: A History in Three Moments

Arpita Gupta

22. The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: After the Crisis, Back on the Agenda

Antonio Andreoni


23. The Empty Circularity of Regulatory Takings: The Legacy of a Legal Realist Critique for a 21st-Century Context

Akbar Rasulov

24. Property in Labor and the Limits of Contract

Claire Mummé

25. Property Issues in the Indigenous Historical Contexts of Republican Latin America

Rodrigo Míguez

26. Indigenous Peoples’ Claims and Challenges Over Control of Property

Ivana Isailović

27. Early Soviet Property Law in Comparison with Western Legal Traditions

Boris N. Mamlyuk

28. The Architecture of Commons Legal Institutions

Saki Bailey

29. Political Economy and Environmental Law: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Jaye Ellis

30. The Propertization of Intellectual Property

Alina Ng Boyte

31. Property, Efficiency, the Commons, and Theft

Ramsi A. Woodcock


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