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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Law, policy and politics in globalisation and global trade

Edited by Jianfu Chen and Gordon Walker

CONTENTS

This volume focuses attention on world trade regulation issues in Australia. Published in the shadows of the Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) in 2004, it takes a wide-ranging and sceptical approach to the area.

It features:

  • an examination of the WTO through the lens of globalisation (Camilleri and Myconos);
  • the case against the AUSFTA (Garnaut);
  • the CER Agreement (Walker);
  • the question of special and differential treatment of LDCs within the WTO (Chen);
  • the WTO and Islamic Law (Bhala);
  • national treatment under the WTO (McMahon);
  • intellectual property protection (Drahos and Braithwaite);
  • FDI and the WTO (Sornarajah);
  • trade in services (Islam);
  • labour law issues (Murray); and
  • environmental issues (Harris).

Balancing Act is a special issue (Volume 21) of the journal Law in Context. The contents are listed below. You can read the abstract for each chapter by clicking on its title.

You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


CONTENTS

Introduction: Towards a Fairer Order by Rules
     Jianfu Chen and Gordon Walker

PART 1 - GLOBALISM, REGIONALISM AND BILATERALISM

WTO: The Competitive Dynamic of Globalisation at Work
     Joseph A Camilleri and George Myconos
The CER Agreement and Trans-Tasman Business Law Coordination: From ‘Soft Law’ Approach to ‘Hard Law’ Outcome
     Gordon Walker

PART II – GLOBAL ISSUES AND GLOBAL CONCERNS

‘S & D’ Treatment for Developing Countries in the WTO Trade Regime: A False Solution on a Wrong Footing for LDCs
     Jianfu Chen
The Intersection of Islam and the WTO: Three Sharī’a Issues in the WTO Accession of Saudi Arabia
     Raj Bhala
National Regulation and the WTO: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
     Joseph A McMahon
Hegemony Based on Knowledge: The Role of Intellectual Property
     Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite
Good Corporate Citizenship and the Conduct of Multinational Corporations
     M Sornarajah
Pressing Issues of Global Free Trade in Services
     M Rafiqul Islam
Labour Issues in Times of Globalisation: Is the Social Clause an Appropriate Legal Response?
     Jill Murray
Beyond Doha: Clarifying the Role of the WTO in Determining Trade-Environment Disputes
     Mark Harris
   

Published 27 September 2004
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/360pp
ISBN 9781862875395
Australian RRP $55.00
International Price $50.00
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