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Mafia Origins, Transplantation, and the Paradoxes of Democracy

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter outlines a general perspective of mafia emergence and transplantation, and offers some considerations on the relation between democracy and mafias. Recent studies have shown that mafias ... More


Development at the World Trade Organization

Sonia E. Rolland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600885
eISBN:
9780191738364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600885.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book engages in a systematic analysis of development-oriented rules and procedures at the WTO. It argues that the shortcomings of the Doha Development Round are due in part to the failure to ... More


The Law of State Aid in the European Union

Andrea Biondi, Piet Eeckhout, and James Flynn (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265329
eISBN:
9780191699030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265329.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

EC State aid law represents an increasingly important part of EC competition law. The case law at national and European levels is growing rapidly, both in quantity and importance. Significant and ... More


How Can Parliamentary Participation in WTO Rule-Making and Democratic Control be Made More Effective in the WTO? A United States Congressional Perspective

David E. Skaggs

in Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282623
eISBN:
9780191700224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282623.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

For a democracy to buy a liberal trading system, its people need the political maturity to appreciate that the occasional short-term costs are outweighed by long-term gains, that the deferred ... More


Preparing the Foundation: Economic Rationale for the Liberalization of Capital Movements and the Art of Political Compromise

Steffen Hindelang

in The Free Movement of Capital and Foreign Direct Investment: The Scope of Protection in EU Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199572656
eISBN:
9780191705540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572656.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The interpretation of any provision of the EC Treaty must be guided by its aims referred to in Article 2 EC. In order to prepare the foundation for a doctrinal analysis, this chapter starts off by ... More


Do BITs Really Work?: An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and their Grand Bargain

Jeswald W. Salacuse and Nicholas P. Sullivan

in The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195388534
eISBN:
9780199855322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses whether BITs have achieved their objectives. The first part of the chapter examines the historical movement to form BITs. The second part explores the goals motivating BITs, ... More


Editors’ introduction

Chantal Thomas and Joel P Trachtman

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the major themes of this book, which provides a comprehensive, nuanced, and varied view of the position of developing countries in the WTO ... More


Trade and Development: Systemic Lessons from WTO Experience with Implementation, Trade Facilitation, and Aid for Trade

J Michael Finger

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the Uruguay Round, developing countries behaved as full partners rather than as supplicants in the system. This step forward has, however, been reversed by outrageous mismanagement of the hangover ... More


Asymmetry in the Uruguay Round and in the Doha Round

Sylvia Ostry

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the unintended consequences of the Uruguay Round, focusing on the issue of asymmetry. A number of case studies by the World Bank demonstrate both the capacity deficit in poor ... More


MFN and the Third-party Economic Interests of Developing Countries in GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement

Chad P Bown

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the indirect or “third-party” interest of developing countries in WTO trade disputes over market access. It then documents the various economic reasons why a country may have ... More


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