International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Book written by 1992 Abe Fellow Junji Nakagawa based on his project "Linking Official Development Assistance (ODA) with Democracy and Human Rights: A Study of the U.S. Experience."

With the advancing globalization of the world economy, domestic economic regulations are becoming more and more subject to efforts at international harmonization. This book presents an analysis of this worldwide phenomenon from both a legal and a politico-economic perspective by focusing on (1) the backgrounds and objectives of international harmonization, (2) the negotiating processes involved, and (3) the impact of harmonization on domestic laws and their administration. 

International harmonization is discussed in a wide range of cases including trade-related regulations, technical standards and food safety standards, intellectual property rights, labor standards, competition law and policy, financial regulations, and regulations concerning transnational economic crime. Drawing on a wide range of materials and applying a unified analytical framework based on theoretical as well as practical observations, the book surveys this much debated topic in a comprehensive and accessible way. It thus contributes to a better understanding of both the chances and the challenges of globalization and global governance today.

Title
International Harmonization of Economic Regulation
Author
Nakagawa, Junji
Published
University of Oxford / Oxford University Press, December 2011
ISBN
9780199604661
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Citation
Nakagawa, Junji, International Harmonization of Economic Regulation (University of Oxford / Oxford University Press, December 2011), https://global.oup.com/academic/product/international-harmonization-of-economic-regulation-9780199604661?cc=us&lang=en&#.