Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer

Central and Eastern Europe Constitutional Courts and the Antimajoritarian Objection to Judicial Review
I. Introduction Since the political revolutions of 1989, the Central and Eastern European states have embraced judicial review as a means of promoting the supremacy of constitutional values and protecting fundamental rights. Nearly all Central and Eastern...
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Facing the Post-Communist Reality: Lawyers in Private Practice in Central and Eastern Europe and the Republics of the Former Soviet Union
INTRODUCTION With the demise of Communist governments throughout the area of Soviet hegemony, new regimes have undertaken the privatization of many sectors of the region's economies. One sector where privatization has been largely accomplished, at least...
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Glass Ceilings in the Land of the Rising Sons: The Failure of Workplace Gender Discrimination Law and Policy in Japan
I. Introduuction Nowhere in the industrialized world do women enjoy equal status with their male counterparts in the labour market. Sexual inequality in employment appears to be a universal phenomenon but evidence seems to indicate that Japan represents...
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International Trade Organizations and Economies in Transition: A Glimpse of the Twenty-First Century
1. TRADE REGIMES OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Since 1945, both regional and multilateral regimes have governed international commerce and investment. These regimes helped create five decades of prosperity - one of the best periods in modern economic...
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Keynote Address: Our Mexican Challenge
Deputy Secretary Summers delivered the address reprinted below on January 20, 1995. In it he described a proposed $40 million program of loan guarantees for Mexico, for which the Administration was seeking congressional approval at that time. In the...
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Offsets in Chinese Government Procurement: The Partially Open Door
Introduction The Chinese economy grew over thirteen percent per year in 1992 and 1993, making it the fastest growing major economy in the world.(1) However, shortages of power and deficiencies in infrastructure threaten to slow China's growth.(2) To...
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Private Financing and Infrastructure Provision in Emerging Markets
This Article addresses the key policy, legal, and regulatory issues that arise in the private financing and provision of infrastructure in emerging markets.(1) Many of these issues have their genesis in the experiences of developed countries. However,...
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Reform, Reality, and Recognition: Reassessing U.S. Antidumping Policy toward China
I. Introduction Since 1979, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) has modified its antidumping duty policies toward imports from non-market economy countries(1) (NMEs) several times in an effort to recognize the changing economic reality in these countries.(2)...
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Shaping the Environment for Private Business in Poland: What Has Been Achieved? What Remains to Be Done?
I. Historical Background Since the sudden fall of Communism in the late 1980s, former Communist countries have struggled to transform their centralized economies into private capitalistic systems. Observers commonly refer to this dramatic transformation...
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The Imminent Death of the Calvo Clause and the Rebirth of the Calvo Principle: Equality of Foreign and National Investors
International scholars have long touted the new world order. Both human rights advocates and environmental specialists have argued that the international legal order consisting of nation-states should no longer be the paradigm for international legal...
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