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The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World Together in Commerce Hardcover – 15 Jul 2013

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (15 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780300154597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300154597
  • ASIN: 0300154593
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
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and ldquo;Chander accentuates what is often forgotten--the importance of law underlying the digital evolution. Highly readable and enjoyable, The Electronic Silk Road is a piece of sound intellectual work, which is handsomely written. and rdquo; and mdash;Mira Burri, University of BernMira Burri and ldquo;Anupam Chander takes us on a fascinating journey, raising provocative questions on how to balance competing global and local interests when managing new trade dynamics.Anyone interested in the digital transformation of commerce should consider carefully Chander and rsquo;s insights. and rdquo; and mdash;Mark Wu, Harvard Law SchoolMark Wu'An extraordinarily lucid and colorful description of the way cybertrade is changing global commerce -- and global society. Chander proposes realistic legal arrangements that can secure the Web and rsquo;s benefits and avert its perils. This is an important book.' and mdash;Michael Reisman, Yale Law SchoolMichael Reisman'The world of commerce has changed for services. A masterly analysis of the implications of this development, this book is a tour de force.' and mdash; Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia UniversityJagdish Bhagwati and ldquo;A must read for those interested in globalization in the information age and the public policy challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls that will result. Anupam Chander offers an insightful primer on international cyberlaw and a thoughtful set of proposals for adapting to a changed world. and rdquo; and mdash;Chris Coons, United States SenatorChris Coons and ldquo;This engaging book makes a powerful argument for embracing trade, without displacing law, along the new digital trade routes. Indeed, it recognizes law as crucial to promoting both trade and consumer protection. This is an important contribution to thinking about the international legal order. and rdquo; and mdash;Ricardo Ram and iacute;rez-Hern and aacute;ndez,Chair of the Appellate Body,World Trade OrganizationRicardo Ram?rez-Hern?ndez and ldquo;Chander examines how international trade is ordering human rights and free expression in the digital age. Virtual borders and transnational corporations are here to stay, and Chander and rsquo;s notion of and lsquo;net-work and rsquo; offers us a sobering analysis of the dangers, and the possibilities. and rdquo; and mdash;Deji Olukotun, PEN American CenterDeji OlukotunA compelling case . . . fascinating.Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington PostGlenn C. AltschulerHuffington PostChander's work should be required reading on the linkage of freedom of speech, commercial data gathering, and government access, and his prose style renders seemingly mundane details as both consequential and easy to understand.Publishers WeeklyPublisher's Weekly'A visionary read . . .I commend this book to all those who think about a future that is to be faced and not feared.'Mike Moore,Former Prime Minister of New Zealand,Former Director General of the World Trade Organization,New Zealand Ambassador to the United StatesMike MooreClear and direct . . . extremely accessible . . . a supremely balanced treatment of the issues.Adam Thierer, Technology Liberation Front (blog)Adam ThiererTechnology Liberation Front'Much more than just another evocatively titled discussion of the Internet . . . For those considering the online world and the rules that govern it, this is an important primer.Shawn Donnan, Financial TimesShawn DonnanFinancial TimesChander beautifully weaves together theory and practice, trade, culture and politics, into a complex yet clear argument, sophisticated yet down to earth, and a beautifully written text.Michael Birnhack, Opinio JurisMichael BirnhackOpinio Juris

About the Author

Anupam Chander is professor of law at the University of California, Davis, and director of the California International Law Center. He has taught at Yale, Chicago, Stanford, and Cornell, and has published in the nation’s leading law reviews.

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