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The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime

Bonnitcha, J; Poulsen, L; Waibel, M; (2017) The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime. [Book]. (1st ed.). Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Book
Title: The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime
ISBN: 0198719558
ISBN-13: 9780198719557
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/law/9780198719540.001.0001
Publisher version: https://oxia.ouplaw.com/view/10.1093/law/978019871...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044150
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