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International Economic Law
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  • Date Published: October 2021
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108436649

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  • Reconciling all fields of international economic law (IEL) and creating bridges between disciplines in a conceptual as well as practical manner, this book stands out as the first modern, comprehensive international economic law textbook. Containing a technically solid yet critically rich body of knowledge that spans disciplines from trade law to investment, from trade finance to fisheries subsidies, from development to the digital economy and other new-age topics, the book offers the widest possible coverage of issues in current international economic law. Positioning IEL as a truly global practice, the comprehensive coverage includes various treaty texts, landmark cases and new materials, and is supplemented by case studies, real-life examples, exercises and illustrations. The case extracts and legal texts are selectively chosen, with careful editing and serious deliberation to engage modern law students. Mini chapters show examples of interdisciplinary interactions and provide a window into the future disciplines of international economic law.

    • All chapters clearly relate to and build on each other providing students with an opportunity to test and reconfirm their understanding and explore the subject matter on their own
    • The compact case discussions and excerpts provide the readers with an opportunity to appreciate the essence of key legal concepts and form a critical understanding of international law and IEL as a whole
    • Informed by the practices and questions that teachers, researchers and practitioners of IEL encounter on a regular basis; students will learn practical approaches from the rich menu of case discussions and hypothetical problems included at the end of various chapters
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Covering all of the diverse aspects of international economic law, this book is a comprehensive, accessible yet scholarly review that scholars and students of international economic law, as well as practitioners, will find an invaluable and thought-provoking resource. This work will surely become the standard reference textbook in the field.' Julien Chaisse, City University of Hong Kong, & President, Asia-Pacific FDI Network

    'This textbook is a very welcome addition. It captures the critical components at just the right level of technical detail as it spans the many interconnected subfields of international economic law without losing the heart and soul of the field.' Colin B. Picker, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Australia (and co-founder of the Society of International Economic Law)

    'Professors Choukroune and Nedumpara have delivered a monumental treatise on the expansive and dynamic discipline of international economic law. The authors' deep understanding of international economic law is reflected in their close attention to emerging issues and timely debates while deftly explaining complex facts and difficult legal concepts. The authors provide a solid theoretical foundation for the many treaty-based rules and legal judgments, bringing life to legal principles which cut across the broad field's interrelated sub-disciplines.' David Collins, The City Law School, City, University of London

    'This wide-ranging text comprehensively covers international economic law not only in the traditional areas but in the new areas relating to the digital economy, trade finance and fisheries subsidies. It combines practical issues with the theoretical bases of the subject effectively, and deals with fundamental debates, fairly stating the different viewpoints. It deserves to be used widely as the standard text for the understanding of the subject.' M. Sornarajah, Emeritus Professor of International Law, National University of Singapore

    'This comprehensive, up-to-date and interdisciplinary textbook offers refreshing 'Asian perspectives' on almost all fields of modern international economic law, distinguishing it from previous textbooks written by American and European authors with different (e.g. neo-liberal and ordoliberal) perspectives. It offers an indispensable source of knowledge and inspiration for understanding and better developing international economic law in times of global health, environmental and digital economy challenges, and related governance crises.' Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute (Florence) and World Trade Organization (Geneva)

    'International Economic Law by Professor Choukroune and Professor Nedumpara delivers what it promises. Despite having a broad title and scope, this new textbook does not lose attention to detail, and breaks down with precision long-lasting and new issues in international economic law. From trade law to investment, from finance to fisheries subsidies, from development to the digital economy, in International Economic Law, practitioners, academics, business actors and students will find all the necessary tools to understand and analyse the contemporary challenges surrounding this relatively new branch of international law.' Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counsellor WTO Secretariat

    'This comprehensive, well-organised volume on international economic law is an excellent resource for teaching and scholarship. It combines clear explanation, helpful figures and excerpts, good summaries, review questions, exercises and lists of further reading.' Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

    'International Economic Law will surely become a must-have reference text for students, academics, practitioners and negotiators alike. Until the publication of this important work, we were missing a comprehensive textbook covering the wide spectrum of international economic relations, including, inter alia, trade, investment, finance, digital economy and development assistance. A welcome combination of theory and practice, it is written by two distinguished scholars living in different parts of the world and, as a result, offers a variety of perspectives on the many topics dealt with.' Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108436649
    • length: 846 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 189 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Table of Cases
    Table of Legislation
    Part I. International Trade Law:
    1. International Trade Law: Basic Principles
    2. Tariff, Quotas and Preferential Trade Agreements
    3. Agreement on Agriculture
    4. Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Measures
    5. Anti-dumping
    6. Subsidies, Countervailing Measures and Safeguards
    7. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
    8. Trade in Services
    9. Trade Exceptions
    10. WTO Dispute Settlement
    Part II. International Investment Law:
    11. International Investment Law in the Making
    12. The International Law of Investment
    13. International Investment Agreements, Scope, Definitions and Standards
    14. The Settlement of International Investment Disputes
    Part III. Finance, Development and Aid
    15. International Monetary Law and Finance
    16. International Development and Aid
    Part IV. International Economic Law at Crossroad
    Contemporary Illustrations of Multidisciplinary Approaches
    1. International Economic Law and Human Rights
    2. New Architecture of Trade Agreements
    3. Digital Trade
    4. Economic Sanctions
    5. International Taxation
    6. The Blue Economy

  • Authors

    Leïla Choukroune, University of Portsmouth
    Leïla Choukroune is Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth thematic area in Democratic Citizenship. She is regularly approached as an independent expert on international economic law and business and human rights. Her research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence and social theory. She has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters and special issues in English, French, Spanish and Chinese, and has authored more than ten books, including, recently, Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (2016), Exploring Indian Modernities (2018), and Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy (in press). She is the Editor of both International Law and the Global South series, and Human Rights, Citizenship and the Law series. She is also Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law.

    James J. Nedumpara, Centre for Trade and Investment Law
    James J. Nedumpara is Professor and Head of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), established by the Government of India at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. In this capacity, he advises the government on international trade, investment and dispute settlement matters. He is currently on leave from Jindal Global Law School, where he joined as a founding faculty member. James received his PhD from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and holds graduate degrees in Law from the University of Cambridge, UK; the NYU School of Law, USA; and the National University of Singapore. He has appeared in various WTO dispute proceedings as part of the Indian delegation, including India: Agricultural Products and India: Export-Related Measures, and other dispute consultation proceedings. James has published widely in the field of trade remedy law, most recently, Non-Market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China (2018).

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