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Vol 23 No 11 Nov/Dec 2018

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Natural Resources and Sustainable Development: International Economic Law Perspectives

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Edited by: Celine Tan, Julio Faundez

ISBN13: 9781789901030
To be Published: February 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £29.95
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781783478378



The centrality of natural resources to global economic growth has placed the debate over their ownership and control at the forefront of legal, territorial and political disputes. Combining both legal and policy expertise with academic and practitioner perspectives this book considers the dimensions of natural resource governance at a time when disputes over their use grow more acute.

Focusing on the law, regulation and governance of natural resources, this timely work examines in detail the conflicts and contradictions arising at the intersection between international economic law, sustainable development and other areas of international law, most notably human rights law and environmental law. Exploring the views of different stakeholder groups in the natural resources sectors, key chapters consider whether their differing interests and concerns are adequately addressed under national and international law.

This book will appeal to scholars of law, political science and development studies. It will also benefit policy practitioners and advocacy specialists in development NGOs, research institutes and international organisations.

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Subjects:
Energy and Natural Resources Law, Law and Economics
Contents:
1. Introduction
Celine Tan and Julio Faundez
2. Investment Treaties, Natural Resources and Regulatory Space: Technical Issues and Political Choice in International Investment Law
Lorenzo Cotula
3. Risky Business: Political Risk Insurance and the Law and Governance of Natural Resources
Celine Tan
4. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Africa: Overcoming the Resource Curse and Promoting Sustainable Development
Emma Wilson and James van Alstine
5. BITs, State Regulation and Business-Related Human Rights Violations in Water and Sanitation Services
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Liber Martín, Liber and Juan Justo
6. Away from the Spotlight: Foreign Investment in the Afghan Extractive Sector and the State’s Duty to Protect the Right to Water
Daria Davitti
7. The Governance of Natural Resources in Latin America: The Commodities Consensus and the Policy Space Conundrum
Julio Faundez
8. Transferring Wealth, Developing Poverty
Christiana Ochoa
9. Situating the Amazon in World Politics
Manuela Picq
10. Tropical Forests, Climate Change and Green Governmentality
Sam Adelman
11. The Role of Law in the Economy and in Regulating Natural Resources and Environmental Protection in China
John McEldowney
12. Natural Resources and Global Value Chains: What Role for the WTO?
Fiona Smith
13. Sustainable Chemical Regulation in a Global Environment
Sharron McEldowney
14. Litigation Against Multinational Oil Companies in Their Home State Jurisdictions: An Alternative Legal Response to Pollution Damage in Foreign Jurisdictions
David Ong
15. The Public Interest in International Investment Arbitration on Natural Resources
Claire Buggenhoudt
Index