The Legality of Bailouts and Buy Nationals

International Trade Law in a Crisis

By Kamala Dawar

***This book offers a well-argued and insightful critical assessment of the shortcomings of international trade and competition rules in tackling interventionist State measures in the context of an economic crisis. Dawar offers an evidence-rich account of the challenges that State protectionism creates for international trade liberalisation and for the protection of competition in international markets. Her insights will be particularly interesting in the context of current events leading to another surge of State economic interventionism, both for academics and for policy-makers with an interest in international trade.--Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells, U. of Bristol Law School The Legality of Bailouts and Buy Nationals examines the international regulation of crises bailouts and buy national policies. It undertakes this research with specific reference to the crisis years 2008-2012. The book includes a comparative analysis of the regulation of public procurement and subsidies aid at both multilateral and regional levels, identifying both the strengths and weakness in the WTO legal framework and selected regional trade agreements (RTAs). Ultimately, the aim of this work is to provide options for improving the consistency of these laws and the regulation of these markets. This is of immediate relevance for good economic governance, as well as for managing future systemic financial crises in the interests of citizens: as tax payers and consumers. Revised Dissertation. (Series: Hart Studies in Competition Law, Vol. 17) [Subject: International Economic & Trade Law, Competition Law]

Publication Date: 9/21/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781509908240