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COVID-19 and the social role of indicators : a preliminary assessment

Authors: NELKEN, David; SIEMS, Mathias; INFANTINO, Marta; GENICOT, Nathan; RESTREPO AMARILES, David; HARRINGTON, John A.
Year: 2020
Abstract: Indicators play a key role in the COVID-19 crisis. Infection and casualty rates are used as proxies for the spread and effect of the virus. There are…

Neo-liberal, state-capitalist and ordo-liberal conceptions of world trade : the rise and fall of the WTO dispute settlement system

Author: PETERSMANN, Ernst-Ulrich
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2020
Year: 2020
Abstract: This contribution begins with an overview of the historical evolution of international trade leading to, today, five competing conceptions of…

Freedom of contract on crossroads : the struggle over the concept of contract liberty in 20th century Poland

Author: GROCHOWSKI, Mateusz Fabian
Citation: Osteuropa-Recht, 2020, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 34-53
Year: 2020
Abstract: The text delves into the origins and theoretic premises of the concept of freedom of contract that developed in Poland throughout the 20th century.…

A proposal for a Kantian definition of terrorism : leading the world requires cosmopolitan ethos

Author: SCHEININ, Martin
Year: 2020
Abstract: This paper builds upon three streams of experience by its author: (a) one related to his six-year term as the first UN Special Rapporteur on human…

'Re-constituting' the internal market : towards a common law of international trade?

Author: SCHUTZE, Robert
Year: 2020
Abstract: Are the trade philosophies behind the EU internal market and the WTO international market converging or diverging; and are we, or are we not, moving…

State aid for solid biomass : the case for improved scrutiny

Author: ZUIDEMA, Linde
Year: 2020
Abstract: This paper asks whether current State aid rules for solid biomass are still fit for purpose and considers the scope for revision of those rules. The…

Poverty as misrecognition : what role for anti-discrimination law in Europe?

Author: GANTY, Sarah
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2020
Year: 2020
Abstract: It is widely agreed on that victims of discrimination on traditional status grounds such as gender, race and religion are overrepresented among the…

The law of Facebook : borders, regulation and global social media

Authors: SHLEINA, Veronica; FAHEY, Elaine; KLONICK, Kate; MENÉNDEZ GONZÁLEZ, Natalia; MURRAY, Andrew; TZANOU, Maria
Year: 2020
Abstract: This paper provides an outline of the talks presented at the webinar event “The Law of Facebook: Borders, Regulation and Global Social Media” on 15…
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