Myths and Virtues of Positive and Negative Integration: Some Concluding Remarks

  • Piet EeckhoutEmail author
Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR)


I applaud and recommend this collection of papers, which re-considers the positive/negative integration paradigm in the EU and the WTO, through the lens of the laws and institutions which govern the interaction between trade liberalisation and environmental and food regulation. This is technical stuff, but its technicality belies deep questions posed of our contemporary polities: about the nature and governance of globalisation, and about our economic, welfare and environmental protection concepts. The authors are to be commended for drilling down where the technicality of the subject requires this, yet without losing sight of the broader questions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Laws, University College LondonLondonUK

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