Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights (Studies in Employment and Social Policy Set) (Hardcover)

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Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights (Studies in Employment and Social Policy Set) (Hardcover)


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Studies in Employment and Social Policy (SSPO-51)

About this book:

Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights is aimed at analyzing the most updated aspects of linkage between global trade and social rights. There are two different but converging underlying reasons that forge a linkage between promoting social rights and market regulation: one that seeks to act against distorted competition based on social dumping, which ultimately modifies the best allocation of resources on a global scale; the other refers to the planning of an axiologically oriented global order, designed to redress the unwelcomed social consequences of globalization. Three major fields of international law - trade, the environment and human rights - have become inextricably intertwined in today's world. A practitioner, policymaker, businessperson, or academic involved in any one of these fields must now be conversant with the other two. The historic link between fundamental social rights and market regulation has proved to be a major topic in the current context of economic globalization, whose trade expansion is a fundamental component along with renewed impetus towards economic regionalism and free trade agreement, including labor provisions. An analysis of MERCOSUR offers a revealing insight into the differences between trade agreements concluded among developing countries and those concluded among developed countries.

What's in this book:

This groundbreaking book considers the crucial elements of this complex engagement, with eleven authoritative discussions by some of the most important and widely renowned professors of labor, commercial, and international law and experts from the International Labour Organization and the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law. Focusing primarily on the "social pillar" of sustainability, the authors cover such critical issues as the following:

  • the "creeping de-globalization" manifested by Brexit and US protectionist policies;
  • new and renegotiated multilateral "mega" treaties;
  • prospects for effectively codifying social responsibilities of multinational corporations;
  • nexus of economic comparative advantage and excessive exploitation of natural resources;
  • weak (or non-existent) enforcement of labor clauses in trade agreements;
  • assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance; and
  • stabilization clauses in state-investor agreements.

How this will help you:

A much-needed probing of the future of global trade in the light of a resurgence of economic nationalisms, this book takes a giant step towards a new consensus and cohesion phase in the international community where development policies, international business transactions, and social and environmental sustainability coexist harmoniously. It will be welcomed by practitioners, academics, and researchers in trade law, environmental law, and labor law, as well as by policymakers and businesspersons concerned with how these legal fields interact with economic justice.

Product Details ISBN: 9789041192356
ISBN-10: 9041192352
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication Date: March 26th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Studies in Employment and Social Policy Set