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The idea of the Library of Alexandria has powerfully expanded over the centuries, embodying the dream of universal wisdom and knowledge centralized in one single place. Digitization projects, such as the Google books project, are reviving the hope that this dream may come true. Moreover, the ubiquity of the networked environment promises to open access to this uber-library to everybody with an Internet connection. Today the entire collection of human knowledge may be only one click away.
Peeping Hals, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 175(5-6): 940-941 (2011)
Is water a "product" subject to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? I argue that it is not, because the established, widespread, and consistent assertion by states of public ownership over their water resources through both municipal and international law (the "public-ownership consensus") precludes any reading of GATT that would fundamentally alter the unique status of those resources.
An effective climate regime must be global rather than merely international and must recognize the significant involvement of actors other than states. This Article first examines the role of statism in the existing international climate regime and challenges several assumptions that underlie the demand for the global South’s "meaningful participation" in that regime. It then demonstrates how the global South is already participating in a global climate regime through the activities of private economic actors from around the world.
As a contribution to the debate over market-based environmental regulation, this article examines the reaction of stakeholders to cap-and-trade programs proposed and/or implemented in the United States, the European Union, and the Netherlands for industrial emissions of certain pollutants. Those pollutants include nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2), mercury (Hg), and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2).
Paper presented at TPRC 2010. October 3, 2010.
Why a non-discrimination rule banning only discrimination that harms competition or harms users is bad, and why we need a non-discrimination rule that bans application-specific discrimination, but allows application-agnostic discrimination