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The Role of Law in Global Value Chains: A Research Manifesto

Mummé, Claire, contributing author and member of the ILGP Law and Production Working Group, “The Role of Law in Global Value Chains: A Research Manifesto” (2016) 4(1) London Journal of International Law.

Windsor Law Faculty Author: Claire Mummé


Most scholars attribute the development and ubiquity of global value chains to economic forces, treating law as an exogenous factor, if at all. By contrast, we assert the centrality of legal regimes and private ordering mechanisms to the creation, structure, geography, distributive effects and governance of Global Value Chains (GVCs), and thereby seek to establish the study of law and GVCs as rich and important terrain for research in its own right.

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