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Political Economy and International Economic Law

  • Marc D. Froese
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Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in IPE book series (PHIPE)

Abstract

This chapter examines the place of international economic law (IEL) in the study of global political economy. Law is a primary feature of our research terrain, but scholars are only slowly coming to terms with a quiet revolution in which political economy increasingly takes place in a legal frame. I advocate for a cognitive shift conceptualized as an analytic move from the study of politics and law to the study of the politics of law. The first section examines this development. The second briefly lays out two somewhat counterintuitive hypotheses about the rise of new political actors in a legalized environment. The third section considers several implications related to the deployment of theory and method in this evolving terrain of rapidly advancing legal development.

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  • Marc D. Froese
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  1. 1.International Studies ProgramBurman UniversityLacombeCanada

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