With isolationism and protectionism strengthening in response to the forces of globalization, the interrelationship of the national and supranational in shaping good governance norms has become increasingly relevant. Good Governance in Economic Development critically examines the transparency and accountability mechanisms underpinning international trade, finance, and investment regimes, particularly in view of the intensifying influence of China. It also explores the Chinese state’s engagement with these norms, shedding light not only on how the principles of transparency, accountability, and public participation are applied within China, but also on the ability of China to affect international rules.
Sarah Biddulph is a professor in the Melbourne Law School and director of its Asian Law Centre, and Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor – International (China) at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Stability Imperative: Human Rights and Law in China; Legal Reform and Administrative Detention Powers in China, and, with Sean Cooney and Ying Zhu, Law and Fair Work in China: Making and Enforcing Labour Standards in the PRC. She has also practised as a solicitor. Ljiljana Biukovic is a professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law, and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute for European Studies, at the University of British Columbia. She is also a principal co-investigator in the Collective Memories Conflicts and International Law project funded by the Franklin Lew Innovation Grant.
Contributors: Wang Haifeng, Moshe Hirsch, Les Jacobs, Pitman B. Potter, He Weidong, Alison Yule