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Vol 23 No 11 Nov/Dec 2018

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Reconceptualizing International Investment Law from the Global South

Edited by: Fabio Morosini, Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

ISBN13: 9781316640203
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £23.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781107190030



This book shows how the current reform in investment regulation is part of a broader attempt to transform the international economic order. Countries in the North and South are currently rethinking how economic order should be constituted in order to advance their national interests and preferred economic orientation. While some countries in the North seek to create alternative institutional spaces in order to promote neoliberal policies more effectively, some countries in the South are increasingly skeptical of this version of economic order and are experimenting with alternative versions of legal ordering that do not always sit well with mainstream versions promoted by the North. While we recognize that there are differences in approaches to the investment regimes proposed by countries in the South, we identify commonalities that could function as the founding pillars of an alternative economic order.

  • Proposes a comprehensive appraisal on international economic law practices being designed in selected developing countries
  • Using new semantics to explain heterodox international economic law practices, this book explores innovative practices
  • Provides experts' empirical evidence of domestic data, academic debate, and policy analysis that relies on remotely accessible data

Subjects:
International Investment Law
Contents:
1. Reconceptualizing international investment law from the global South Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin and Fabio Morosini
2. The South and alternative models of trade and investment regulation - Chinese investment and approaches to international investment agreements Vivienne Bath
3. The Chilean experience in South-South investment and trade agreements Rodrigo Polanco Lazo
4. Australia and the Asia-Pacific: the regulation of investment flows into Australia and the role of free trade agreements Vivienne Bath
5. India's trade and investment agreements: striking a balance between investor protection rights and development concerns James Nedumpara
6. Navigating between resistance and conformity with the international investment regime: the Brazilian agreements on cooperation and facilitation of investments (ACFIs) Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin and Fabio Morosini
7. The new South African protection of investment act: striking a balance between attraction of FDI and redressing the Apartheid Legacies Malebakeng Agnes Forere
8. Experimenting with international investment law: initiatives from the Global South Andrew Lang and Nicolás Marcelo Perrone
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