The fragmented disciplines of international economic law after the global financial and economic crisis: An introduction
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AbstractThis book explores the theme of fragmentation within the discipline of international economic law. More specifically, it focuses on the fragmented nature of international economic law at a period of time of particular interest; that is, as the world emerged more fully from the 2008 global financial crisis, the subsequent great recession and the European sovereign debt crisis which began in early 2010. The book acknowledges the contemporary theoretical debate today in the field of international economic law which is concerned with how different norms (e.g. deriving separately from trade law and environmental law, or trade law and investment rules or the rules of monetary cooperation) relate to each other within the larger discipline of international economic regulation. Perhaps deriving from earlier concern among public international lawyers about the multiplication of international tribunals, this practical problem which the theoretical debate seeks to address is often characterized in terms of ‘norm fragmentation’, however elastic that characterization has proved to be. There is a corresponding concern in this debate with how different norms are addressed within different institutional arrangements or sites of authority - the so-called problem of ‘authority fragmentation’. Viewed from the perspective of trade lawyers, there is also an overlapping concern with how individual disciplines such as trade law should take on board environmental and other rules, and often this has been referred to as the ‘trade and …’ debate or, simply, the trade ‘linkages problem’. Finally, there are some very interesting proposals today about how the difficulties caused by diffuse institutions within international economic law may be handled or addressed. While such ‘fragmentation’ is the focus of the present volume, its theme or the tale we wish to tell in this book is more reserved, and more discrete than the theoretical debate(s) described above would suggest. The key aim of the present volume is to study actual fragmentation at this particular moment without having too many preconceptions about what we are likely to find.
All Author(s) ListLim C.L., Mercurio B.
All Editor(s) Listed. by CL Lim and Bryan Mercurio.
Detailed descriptioned. by CL Lim and Bryan Mercurio.
Pages1 - 30
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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