In this lecture, Professor Gregory Shaffer will talk about his latest book, Emerging Powers and the World Trading System: The Past and Future of International Economic Law (CUP 2021).
The book consists of in-depth case studies of how three emerging economies – Brazil, India, and China – have transformed themselves, particularly in terms of legal capacity, in recent decades and how their transformations are presently affecting the trade legal order itself. The preface and introductory chapter provide an overview of the book’s treatment and perception of law, specifically international trade law, as well as the methodology employed in this massive empirical work that took years to complete.
About the lecturer
Gregory Shaffer is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is the Director of UCI Law’s Center on Globalization, Law, and Society. Professor Shaffer is also President-Elect of the American Society of International Law, where he also served as Vice President, member of the Executive Council, representative to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and Co-Chair of the International Economic Law Group. Among the current courses he teaches is International Trade and Investment Law: With a Focus on the United States and China. His other recent publications include Constitution-Making as a Transnational Legal Order (2019, co-authored with Tom Ginsburg and Terence Halliday).