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Vol 22 No 8 August/Sept 2017

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STEP: A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships

Edited by: Richard Williams, Arabella Murphy, Toby Graham
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The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime


ISBN13: 9780198719557
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780198719540



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Investment treaties are some of the most controversial but least understood instruments of global economic governance. Public interest in international investment arbitration is growing and some developed and developing countries are beginning to revisit their investment treaty policies.

The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime synthesises and advances the growing literature on this subject by integrating legal, economic, and political perspectives. Based on an analysis of the substantive and procedural rights conferred by investment treaties, it asks four basic questions. What are the costs and benefits of investment treaties for investors, states, and other stakeholders?

Why did developed and developing countries sign the treaties? Why should private arbitrators be allowed to review public regulations passed by states? And what is the relationship between the investment treaty regime and the broader regime complex that governs international investment?

Through a concise, but comprehensive, analysis, this book fills in some of the many "blind spots" of academics from different disciplines, and is the first port of call for lawyers, investors, policy-makers, and stakeholders trying to make sense of these critical instruments governing investor-state relations.

Subjects:
Public International Law, International Investment Law
Contents:
1: The Investment Treaty Regime in Context
2: Foreign Investment: Economic and Legal Foundations
3: Investment Treaty Arbitration
4: Standards of Investment Protection
5: The Microeconomics of Investment Treaties
6: Investment Treaties, Foreign Investment and Development
7: Politics of Investment Treaties in Developed Countries
8: Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries
9: Legitimacy and Governance Challenges