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International Law & The Global Economy

This module is aimed at students wanting to understand the role of law in the global economy. It will cover all aspects, from the early development of international law as the regime of choice for international traders and explorers, to the current questions of international economic law and the global financial crisis. It will examine development, foreign direct investment and economic rights.

Students taking this module will be challenged to analyse and the interface between international law and the global economy from the different perspectives: historical, current, the institutional, individual, the developed world and the global poor. We will be examining policy and economic trends and learn to recognise points of friction and areas for improvement. Attention will be paid to private law regimes as well as trends in global governance.