Embedded Liberalism and Purposive Law

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199592647
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731396 | DOI:
Embedded Liberalism and Purposive Law

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This chapter examines the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade during its first two decades, with particular attention to the operation of its legal regime, and its approach to ‘domestic regulation’. The first section draws on a range of existing histories of the trade regime to recall the way that the regime's purpose was collectively imagined during this period, and the role which the law was understood to play in the achievement of these purposes. The second section shows how this ideational framework, and the institutional processes which reflected and embodied it, produced a peculiarly limited and modest approach to the oversight of domestic regulation during this period.

Keywords: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; trade regime; domestic regulation; trade law

Chapter.  16469 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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