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London Review of International Law




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


This article was first published online by Oxford University Press in the London Review of International Law and is available there.

The ideas presented in this paper were developed via conversations among members of this group during a series of workshops at Harvard University, Northeastern University School of Law and City University London organised under the auspices of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard University School of Law.

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