Theory and Practice of Harmonisation
Title: Theory and Practice of Harmonisation
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Citation: Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781849800013; 9780857933171
Harmonised and uniform international laws are now being spread across different jurisdictions and fields of law, bringing with them an increasing body of scholarship on practical problems and theoretical dimensions. This comprehensive and insightful book focuses on the contributions to the development and understanding of the critical theory of harmonisation. The contributing authors address a variety of different subjects concerned with harmonisation and the application of legal rules resulting from harmonisation efforts. This study is written by leading scholars engaged in different aspects of harmonisation, and covers both regional harmonisation within the EU and regional human rights treaties, as well as harmonisation with international treaty obligations. With comparative analysis that contributes to the development of a more general theory on the harmonisation process, this timely book will appeal to EU and international law scholars and practitioners, as well as those looking to future legal harmonisation in other regions in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Table of Contents:
Preface 1. Harmonising and Regulating Financial Markets Mads Andenas 2. Applied Uniformity of a Uniform Commercial Law: Ensuring Functional Harmonisation of Uniform Texts through a Global Jurisconsultorium of the CISG Camilla Baasch Andersen 3. Regulatory Competition or Harmonisation: The Dilemma, the Alternatives and the Prospect of Reflexive Harmonisation Stelios Andreadakis 4. Harmonisation of Substantive Legal Principles and Structures: Lessons from Environmental Laws in a Federal Legal System (Australia) Ross Ashcroft 5. Disharmony in the Process of Harmonisation? – The Analytical Account of the Strasbourg Court’s Variable Geometry of Decision-making Policy Based on the Margin of Appreciation Doctrine Yutaka Arai-Takahashi 6. The Draft Academic Common Frame of Reference and the ‘Toolbox’ Hugh Beale 7. Francovich Liability for Breach of European Union Law Gerrit Betlem 8. International Law on the Carriage of Goods by Sea: UNCITRAL’s Most Recent Harmonisation Efforts Miriam Goldby 9. Demandeur-centricity in Transnational Commercial Law Sandeep Gopalan 10. International Commercial Harmonisation and National Resistance – the Development and Reform of Transnational Commercial Law and its Application Within National Legal Culture Maren Heidemann 11. Methodological Challenges of Codifying or Consolidating National and International Sales Law Based on CISG Article 35 Rene Franz Henschel 12. How Far are National Broadcasting Orders Converging as a Consequence of European Media Law and Policy? Irini Katsirea 13. The Fallacy of the Common Core: Polycontextualism in Surety Protection – a ‘Hard Case’ in Harmonisation Discourse Mel Kenny and James Devenney 14. Harmonisation of Business Law: The Experience of Africa Jimmy Kodo 15. Achieving Optimal Use of Harmonisation Techniques in an Increasingly Interrelated Twenty-first Century World–Consumer Sales: Moving the EU Harmonisation Process to a Global Plane Louis F. Del Duca, Albert H. Kritzer and Daniel Nagel 16. The Meaning of Harmonisation in the Context of European Union Law – a Process in Need of Definition Eva J. Lohse 17. Theory and Practice of Harmonisation in the European Internal Market Isidora Maletic 18. International Competition Law Harmonisation and The WTO: Past, Present and Future Jurgita Malinauskaite 19. Convergence, Path-dependency and Credit Securities: The Case Against Europe-wide Harmonisation Gerald McCormack 20. Lex Mercatoria as Transnational Commercial Law: Is the Lex Mercatoria Preferentially for the ‘Mercatocracy’? Adaora Okwor 21. The Legal Basis for Harmonisation of Environmental Criminal Law in the EU: Past and Future Challenges Ricardo Pereira 22. Comparative Law and European Harmonisation – a Match Made in Heaven or Uneasy Bedfellows? Dagmar Schiek 23. Should the EU be Attempting to Harmonise National Systems of Labour Law? Phil Syrpis 24. The Acquis Principles: An Insider’s Critical Reflections on the Drafting Process Christian Twigg-Flesner 25. Harmonisation of Competition Law in Multilateral Trade Framework: China’s WTO Membership and its Anti-monopoly Law Qianlan Wu 26. Harmonised Legal Framework for Carbon Trading Bruno Zeller 27. Technical Considerations in Harmonisation and Approximation: Legislative Drafting Techniques for Full Transposition Helen Xanthaki 28. International Harmonisation of Credit and Security Laws: The Way Forward Orkun Akseli 29. Towards a Theory of Harmonisation Mads Andenas, Camilla Baasch Andersen and Ross Ashcroft Index