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Simon Lester , Bryan Mercurio , Arwel Davies
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17 Oct 2012 1849462224 978-1849462228 2nd Revised edition
This newly updated version of one of the leading textbooks on world trade law offers what is in a number of ways a unique perspective on this important subject. Combining the best aspects of both casebook and treatise, this comprehensive textbook provides both detailed explanations and analysis of the law to help understand the issues as well as case extracts to offer a flavour of the judicial reasoning of trade adjudicators. Moreover, the book is truly global in outlook, being equally useful for students of international trade law in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and elsewhere in the world. This updated edition includes in-depth discussions of the most recent developments in international trade jurisprudence, setting out important precedents that help establish the boundaries between global trade rules and domestic national autonomy. The implications of these rulings will be of great interest to traders, investors, government negotiators and even critics of globalisation.

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  • Paperback: 950 pages
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (17 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849462224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849462228
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17.3 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As the WTO takes on an increasingly important and visible role, we are fortunate to have World Trade Law as a resource. The book is executed with intelligence and the research and discussion are rich and detailed, and it will no doubt prove to be an invaluable tool for students and practitioners who have an interest in the WTO. Since it is written specifically for students, the book's straightforward style and manner of presentation would make it an excellent book for teaching purposes. --Bashar Hikmet Malkawi, Web Journal of Current Legal Issues

Because of its wide coverage, this book may not only be limited to students; it is equally relevant to professors, practitioners, researchers, government officials and politicians who need to comprehend the principles and practices of World Trade Law. The book is not only comprehensive in its coverage but it is also scholarly, informative, challenging and innovative. It should certainly belong on the shelf of anybody who is seriously interested in World Trade Law. Its real value, distinguishing it from similar texts, lies not only in its comprehensive coverage of the principles of WTO law and policy but also in the wide range of materials, including excerpts from a broad range of writers and commentators, and cases. --Mosleh Ahmad At'tarawneh, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy

Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio's new international trade law textbook is likely to find favor with instructors in many of the law faculties in the United States and Europe where a basic international trade law course is being taught on a regular basis...includes extensive and generally well thought out questions for students at the end of each chapter...The comparative approach evident in various chapters is welcome. Also, Simon Lester's extensive experience in preparing clear, concise summaries of WTO panel and Appellate Body reports is reflected throughout the book. Coverage of the subject matter appears more than adequate for an introductory course; it is well-organized and clearly written. --David A. Gantz, International Trade Law and Regulation

About the Author

Simon Lester is President of WorldTradeLaw.net LLC and Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute. Bryan Mercurio is Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Arwel Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Swansea University.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good information, bad quality! 7 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback
The actual information within the book is very detailed and it is useful to have an up to date text on world trade law. However the actual quality of the book is poor. I've hardly touched it and the cover page is splitting. It feels like it is cheaply made in comparison to the Peter van den Bossche book, but that text is old so i have no choice but to use Lester.

I feel let down because it's my compulsorary text and although the content is good, i feel like i have to be extremly careful not to damage the book. I was hoping to keep the book in good condition, so that i could sell it later on, but that's proving difficult. It is a shame that after all the time they've taken to get it printed that they have produced a book of such poor quality.

(I purchased through one of amazon's sellers, when i recieved it, the cover page was a little damaged before i opened it. I don't think it was their fault it was just because the cover page is so thin).
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5.0 out of 5 stars commen textbook~ 19 Feb 2009
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Format:Paperback
it is very commen in the UK's university to use this book as the related textbook. and it is so cheap as well.
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