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Global Lawmakers Book Reception

  • When: January 16, 2018, 6–7:30 pm
  • Where: ABF Woods Conference Room, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

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Please join us on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the publication of Global Lawmakers: International Organizations in the Crafting of World Markets, a new book by ABF Research Professor Terence C. Halliday and Fordham University School of Law Professor (and ABF-affiliated scholar) Susan Block-Lieb.

Refreshments and hor d'oeuvres will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

All are welcome. Registration is required. Register here.

Please contact Cheyenne Blount with any questions. The official invitation can be found here.

Global Lawmakers: International Organizations in the Crafting of World Markets

Globalization of law and markets has become highly controversial. Who makes that law and who benefits affects all states and all market players worldwide. Global Lawmakers offers the first extensive empirical study of commercial lawmaking within the United Nations. It shows who makes law for the world, how they make it, and who comes out ahead. Using extensive and unique data, the book investigates three episodes of trade lawmaking between 1999 and 2012 that produced hard and soft law for international adoption. Through its original socio-legal orientation, Global Lawmakers reveals dynamics of competition, cooperation and competitive cooperation within and between international organizations, including the UN, World Bank, IMF and UNIDROIT, as these IOs craft international laws. The book concludes with an appraisal of creative global governance by the UN in international commerce over the past fifty years and examines prospective challenges for the twenty-first century.

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