This article aims to analyse the role of the Latin American scholarship on international economic law in the formation of the global economic order. A large number of the problems that many Latin Americans face today relate to the global economy. Labour conditions, access to medicines, the use of natural resources, among others, are closely connected to the global economic order. In few instances, however, the debate on these problems recognises the fundamental role of the international economic law scholarship. Although the actual knowledge created by this scholarship does not explain why States behave in a certain way, it may serve to explain why they do not behave otherwise. This article argues that the scholarship on international economic law plays a crucial role in the creation and reproduction of the current global economic order. If this is correct, the regional scholarship can do more for Latin American than meeting the advisory and litigation needs of states. It can promote alternatives that can help the region and its people to find their place in the global economy.
|Translated title of the contribution||A space to imagine alternatives? The Latin American scholarship on international economic law and the formation of the global economic order|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Revista Derecho del Estado|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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