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
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
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