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Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance

Since the 2008 economic meltdown, market-driven globalization has posed new challenges for governments. This volume introduces the concept of “grey zones” of global governance, where state policy and market behaviour interact with respect to trade, the environment, food security, and investment. Grey zones allow for the bending of international rules, which both promotes uniformity in many areas of public life and facilitates diverse forms of capitalism in market societies, enabling governments to balance national and global economic benefits. This exploration of local engagement with international economic law offers an innovative way to interpret public concerns about trade, investment, food security, green energy, subsidies, and anti-dumping actions.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Pitman B. Potter

Introduction: Grey Zones of International Economic Law and Global Governance / Daniel Drache and Lesley A. Jacobs

Part 1: Hot Button Issues in Global Governance

1 A Crafty Madness Kept Aloof: Anti-Dumping as Faulted Global Governance / Tomer Broude

2 The Anti-Dumping Wars: An Analysis of Unfair Trading Suits, 1995–2011 / Daniel Drache and Yin Jiyuan

3 Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in International Economic Law / Lesley A. Jacobs

4 The WTO and the Future of Subsidies and Food Security / Carlos M. Correa

Part 2: Global Trade and Local Adaptation

5 Is Anti-Dumping a Smart Policy for Global South Countries? / Welber Barral

6 Grey Zones in the European Union: Between Flexibility and Uniformity of the State Aid Rules / Ljiljana Biukovic

Part 3: Labour and Food Rights in the Global Policy Arena

7 A New Grey Zone in Global Trade Governance? Recent Developments on Food Security at the WTO / Matias E. Margulis

8 Labour Relations and Trade Policy in China: Opportunities for Coordinated Compliance / Pitman B. Potter

9 What Constitutes Legitimate Policy Space for Food Security? / Katie Sykes

Part 4: The Greening of International Economic Law

10 Renewable Energy and WTO Law: More Policy Space or Enhanced International Disciplines? / Thomas Cottier

11 Green Energy Programs and the WTO Subsidies Agreement: Is There Enough Policy Space? / Debra P. Steger

Conclusion: Living in a Dangerous Age: Trade Policy Options for Canada / Daniel Drache and Lesley A. Jacobs


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