06 July 2011

NOTICE: Ginsburg on Comparative Constitutional Law

Elgar Publishing has just announced a number of new titles:

• Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon (eds), Comparative Constitutional Law

This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law.

Divided into sections on constitutional design and redesign, identity, structure, individual rights and state duties, courts and constitutional interpretation, this comprehensive volume covers dozens of countries as well as a range of approaches to the boundaries of constitutional law. While some chapters reference the text of legal instruments expressly labeled constitutional, others focus on the idea of entrenchment or take a more functional approach.

Challenging the current boundaries of the field, the contributors offer diverse perspectives – cultural, historical and institutional – as well as suggestions for future research. A unique and enlightening volume, Comparative Constitutional Law is an essential resource for students and scholars of the subject.

• Peter Carroll, The OECD: A Study of Organisational Adaptation

The book reveals, for the first time, the origins, growth and complex role of the OECD as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, showing how it has adapted – for the most part successfully – to the changing needs of its members, both large and small.

• Alexander Stack, International Patent Law: Cooperation, Harmonization and an Institutional Analysis of WIPO and the WTO

Alexander Stack analyzes international patent law institutions and harmonization from a global welfarist, rationalist perspective. Grounding his analysis in innovation theory and an examination of patent law and prosecution, the author employs tools from new institutional economics to explore when cooperation is welfare-enhancing and the design implications for international institutions.

• Rafael Leal-Arcas, International Trade And Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance

‘This comprehensive treatment of international trade and investment law, covering various regulatory and legal levels, convinces by outlining approaches to overcome the existing fragmentation of the legal framework. Advocating for a move towards extended multilaterism and improved dispute settlements mechanisms also allows to combat the past cyclicality of the rule- and decision-making processes.’ – Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich, Switzerland

For full contents of these books, see http://www.e-elgar.com/

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