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Advancing the Method and Practice of Transnational Law, Building Bridges Across Disciplines

<b>This book adopts a transnational methodology to reflect on the legalisation of international economic relations.</b> A Liber Amicorum for Professor Francis Snyder, it outlines the ways in which legal scholarship has taken his legacy further in relation to the concept of transnational law, the 'law in context' method, and the evolution of sustainability law. The lens is both theoretical and practical, delving into international investment law, financial/monetary law, free trade agreements, indigenous rights, and food law, and covering case studies from EU law, WTO law, American law, Chinese law, and Indonesian law. The chapters explore how Snyder's ideas have advanced legal research and determined change in regulation, impacting trade relationships worldwide. Part I of the book gives an overview of the actors, the norms, and the processes of transnational economic law, discussing sites of governance, legal pluralism, and soft law. Part II takes stock of the 'law in context' research method, looking not only at the way in which it can be refined and used by academics, but also at the practical implications of such a method to improve regulatory settings and promote social and policy goals (including the emerging generation of FTAs, such as TPP, TTIP, and RCEP). Part III focuses on sustainability law, assessing Francis Snyder's contribution to systemic changes and reforms in China and the Asia Pacific region. The book is a must have for any academic or practitioner interested in an up-to-date account of the recent developments in transnational trade law research
Table Of Contents
Foreword <i>Rostane MEHDI, Director of Sciences Po Aix</i> Introduction <i>Julien Chaisse (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Oana Stefan (The Dickson Poon School of Law, UK)</i> <b>Part 1 - Governance and The Law</b> 1. The Dramatis Personae of International Law: Rethinking International Legal Personality <i>Paulo Canelas De Castro (University of Macau, China)</i> 2. Sustainable Governance and Soft Law: The Bamboo and the Oak <i>Imelda Maher (University College Dublin, Ireland)</i> 3. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a Site of Governance <i>Mark Feldman (Peking University, China)</i> 4. Towards an Ethics Body for the European Union <i>Alberto Alemmano (HEC Paris, France)</i> 5. The Transnationalisation of the Foreign Investment Contract: An Unrealised Myth <i>Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah (National University of Singapore, Singapore)</i> <b>Part 2 - Law In Context </b> 6. The EU and Law in Context: The Context <i>Carol Harlow (London School of Economics, UK)</i> 7. Still Out on the Weekend: Renewing EU Law in Context <i>Agustín José Menéndez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)</i> 8. A Genealogy of Constitutional Europe <i>Leone Niglia (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)</i> 9. The EU - China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: A New Beginning? <i>Henry GAO (Singapore Management University, Singapore)</i> <b>Part 3 - Sustainability Law</b> 10. Land and the Legal Language of Decolonization <i>Keebet Von Benda-Beckmann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany)</i> 11. The Incorporation of the Principle of Sustainable Development in Chinese (Environmental) Law <i>Ying Song (Peking University Law School, China)</i> 12. Trade and Labour Linkages in Free Trade Agreements: A Critical Assessment and Future Impact of the US-Guatemala Panel Report <i>Federico Ortino (King's College London, UK)</i> 13. The Precautionary Principle and China's Regulation of GMOs: Retrospect and Prospect <i>Jin Zining (Peking University Law School, China)</i> 14. China as the Next Global Data Regulator? Assessing China's Global Data Security Initiative as a Site of Governance <i>Qianlan Wu (University of Nottingham, UK)</i>
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1st ed.
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