What Does it Mean to Take a Socio-Legal Approach to International Economic Law?

SOCIO-LEGAL APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: TEXT, CONTEXT, SUBTEXT, A. Perry-Kessaris, ed., Routledge,December 2012

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last revised: 6 Dec 2018

Date Written: June 15, 2012

Abstract

This chapter is the introduction to a collection that explores the analytical, empirical and normative components that distinguish socio-legal approaches to international economic law both from each other, and from other approaches. It pays particular attention to the substantive focus (what) of socio-legal approaches, noting that they go beyond the text to consider context and, often, subtext. In the process of identifying the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ (analytical and empirical tools) of their own socio-legal approaches, contributors to this collection reveal why they or anyone else ought to bother -- the many reasons ‘why’ it is important, for theory and for practice, to take a social legal approach to international economic law.

Keywords: socio-legal, interdisciplinary, international economic law, approaching law

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Perry-Kessaris, Amanda, What Does it Mean to Take a Socio-Legal Approach to International Economic Law? (June 15, 2012). SOCIO-LEGAL APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW: TEXT, CONTEXT, SUBTEXT, A. Perry-Kessaris, ed., Routledge,December 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2085007

Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Contact Author)

Kent Law School ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
United Kingdom

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