Akbar Rasulov is a Senior Lecturer in public international law. His current teaching and research interests focus primarily on the relationship between international law and global governance, with a particular emphasis on economic governance, including in the fields of food security and global value chains. He has published extensively on various questions of international economic law, the law of treaties, sociology and history of international law. Outside academia, he has worked as an independent expert with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and has also consulted for a range of private and public institutions in Central Asia on various aspects of international law. He received his legal training in Uzbekistan (Tashkent), the UK (Essex, Hull), and the US (Harvard), before passing his bar exam in Uzbekistan in 2003. In addition to Glasgow, he has also taught international law at Sciences Po (Paris), SOAS (London), and the University of Leuphana (Lueneburg, Germany).
This book brings together a series of contributions by international legal scholars that explore a range of subjects and themes in the field of international economic law and global economic governance through a variety of methodological and theoretical lenses. It introduces the reader to a number of different ways of constructing and approaching the study of international economic law. The book deals with a series of different theoretical agendas and perspectives ranging from the more traditional (empirical legal studies) to the more alternative (language theory) and it expands the scope of substantive discussion and thematic coverage beyond the usual suspects of international trade, international investment and international finance. While the volume still gives due recognition to the traditional theoretical project of international economic law, it invites the reader to extend the scope of disciplinary imagination to other, less commonly acknowledged questions of global economic governance such as food security, monetary unions, and international economic coercion. In addition to historically-focused and critical perspectives, the volume also includes a number of programmatic and forward-looking explorations, which makes it appealing to a broad audience with a variety of contrasting interests. Therefore, the volume is of particular interest to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of international law, international relations, international political economy, and international history.
Series: European Yearbook of International Economic Law. Springer. (In Press)