The Political Economy of International Law
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The Political Economy of International Law

A European Perspective

Edited by Alberta Fabbricotti

Set in the context of growing interdisciplinarity in legal research, The Political Economy of International Law: A European Perspective provides a much-needed systematic and coherent review of the interactions between Political Economy and International Law. The book reflects the need felt by international lawyers to open their traditional frontiers to insights from other disciplines - and political economy in particular. The methodological approach of the book is to take the traditional list of topics for a general treatise of international law, and to systematically incorporate insights from political economy to each.
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Chapter 17: Political Economy and International Migration Law

Daniela Vitiello and Marion Panizzon


International migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that has gained momentum in the international agenda as a fundamental public policy issue, such as global warming or the financial crisis. This Chapter aims at contributing to the literature on migration in a twofold manner: first, reviewing key PE theories regarding migration, in order to determine which combination of them could assure a better understanding of present migration dynamics; second, considering the suitability, efficiency and democracy of current instruments of global transaction over migration in light of new migratory trends and challenges.

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