Exploring the relationship and interaction between economic interests and normative non-trade values, this book argues that the emergence and development of non-trade values is based on a complex dialectic interaction between selfish economic interests and normative values, and examines how their structural interdependence has given rise to a remarkable evolution in international trade. Conceiving this relationship as an intricate dialectic one that is neither purely value-driven, nor purely economic-interest-driven, it addresses the emergence, function, and role of non-trade values in international trade with a synthetizing approach and explores the results of their interaction in international economic intercourse. Approaching the non-trade issues of trade in a holistic manner, the book demonstrates that trade can operate smoothly only if it is framed by an architecture of normative value standards and international trade liberalization has reached the level where further development calls for cooperation also in fields that, at first glance, may appear to be non-trade in nature.

chapter |6 pages


Global values and international trade law
ByCsongor István Nagy

part I|114 pages

Cross-cutting value standards in international trade

chapter 1|17 pages

Business meets human rights

Do we need an international treaty to close the gap?
ByNóra Chronowski

chapter 2|17 pages

Non-trade values, international trade, and abuse of rights

ByAnthony E. Cassimatis

chapter 3|17 pages

International labor standards and non-trade values

ByJózsef Hajdú

chapter 4|20 pages

Climate change

The tipping point for investment treaty reform
ByRebecca E. Khan

chapter 5|25 pages

International investment agreements and sustainable environmental development

The case of the Kyrgyz Republic's mining sector
ByBegaiym Esenkulova

chapter 6|16 pages

Global labor rights and the interstitial role of trade law

ByAlan Hyde

part II|40 pages

The protection of intellectual property

chapter 7|18 pages

Trade, intellectual property, and the exercise of autonomy

ByDavid Tilt

chapter 8|20 pages

Copyright aspects of the European Union's free trade agreements

ByPéter Mezei

part III|94 pages

Investment protection

chapter 9|23 pages

Extricating the illegality requirement from judicial expropriation

ByMartin Jarrett

chapter 10|18 pages

Third-party funding

Improving SME access to investment arbitration
ByBálint Kovács

chapter 11|25 pages

Foreign investment policy in the post-Lisbon Common Commercial Policy

An institutionalist perspective
ByPéter Márton, Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi

chapter 12|26 pages

International investment agreements: recalibration in progress

Regulating investor behavior through international investment agreements
ByLukas Vanhonnaeker