Nation states have long and successfully claimed to be the proper and sovereign forum for determining a country's international economic policies. Increasingly, however, supranational and non-governmental actors are moving to the front of the stage. New forms of multilateral and global policy-making have emerged, including states and national administrations, key international organizations, international conferences, multinational enterprises, and a wide range of transnational pressure groups and NGOs that all claim their share in exercising power and influence on international and domestic policy-making. In honour of Professor Mitsuo Matsushita's intellectual contributions to the field of international economic law, this volume reflects on the current state and the future of international economic law. The book addresses a broad spectrum of themes in contemporary international economic regulations and focuses specifically on the significant areas of Professor Matsushita's scholarship, including the rise of the soft-law mechanism in international economic regulation, the role of the WTO and dispute settlement, and specific areas such as competition, subsidies, anti-dumping, intellectual property, and natural resources. Part one of the volume provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of the rule-based international dispute settlement mechanisms; Part two investigates the normative influences to and from WTO law; and Part three focuses on policy and law-making issues.
Julien Chaisse, Professor, School of Law City University of Hong KongTsai-yu Lin, Professor of Law and Director of the Asian Centre for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan UniversityJulien Chaisse is Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. He is an award-winning scholar of international law with a focus on the regulation and development of economic globalization. His teaching and research include international trade/investment law, international taxation, international arbitration, and Internet law. Dr. Chaisse has published numerous well-regarded and widely cited books and articles and his scholarship has been cited with approval by international courts/tribunals, and U.S. Courts.ÂDr. Chaisse has over fifteen years teaching experience at universities mainly in Hong Kong, U.S., and Europe. Dr. Chaisse served as a senior fellow at the World Trade Institute (Switzerland), and as a diplomat for the Embassy of France in New Delhi (India).