The Evolving International Investment Regime: Expectations, Realities, Options

Hardcover | April 29, 2011

byJose E. Alvarez, Karl P. Sauvant, Kamil Gerard Ahmed

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With the growth of the global economy over the past two decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) laws, at both the national and international levels, have undergone rapid development in order to strengthen the protection standards for foreign investors. In terms of international investmentlaw, a network of international investment agreements has arisen as a way to address FDI growth. FDI backlash, reflective of more restrictive regulation, has also emerged. The Evolving International Investment Regime analyzes the existing challenges to the international investment regime, and addresses these challenges going forward. It also examines the dynamics of the international regime, as well as a broader view of the changing global economic reality both inthe United States and in other countries. The content for the book is a compendium of articles by leading thinkers, originating from the International Investment Conference "What's New in International Investment Law and Policy?"

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With the growth of the global economy over the past two decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) laws, at both the national and international levels, have undergone rapid development in order to strengthen the protection standards for foreign investors. In terms of international investmentlaw, a network of international investment agr...

Professor Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University Law School. At NYU he teaches courses on international law, foreign investment, and international organizations. He is also serving as special adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on a pro bono basis. Professo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionThe ContextPart I: Stakeholder Expectations in the International Investment RegimeRoberto Echandi: 1.1 What do Developing Countries Expect from the International Investment Regime?Howard Mann: 1.2 Civil Society Perspectives: What Do Key Stakeholders Expect From the International Investment Regime?Peter T. Muchlinski: 1.3 Regulating Multinationals: Foreign Investment, Development and the Balance of Corporate and Home Country Rights and Responsibilities in a Globalizing WorldStanimir A. Alexandrov: 1.4 On the Perceived Inconsistency in Investor-State JurisprudencePart II: Reforming the FDI regime: Avenues to ConsiderSusan D. Franck: 2.1 Considering Recalibration of International Investment Agreements: Empirical InsightsPetros C. Mavroidis: 2.2 All Clear on the Investment Front: A Plea for a RestatementJohn Cobau: 2.3 Legal Developments in U.S. National Security Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment (2006-2008) 1Nassib G. Ziade: 2.4 Challenges and Prospects Facing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 1John H. Dunning and Sarianna M. Lundan: 2.5 The Changing Political Economy of Foreign Investment: Finding a Balance Between Hard and Soft Forms of RegulationRainer Geiger: 2.6 Multilateral Approaches to Investment: The Way ForwardBrigitte Stern: 2.7 The Future of International Investment Law: A Balance Between the Protection of Investors and the States' Capacity to RegulateJames Zhan, Jorg Weber and Joachim Karl: 2.8 International Investment Rulemaking at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Stocktaking and Options for the Way ForwardPart III: Report of the Rapporteur3.1 Improving the International Investment Law and Policy SystemAndrea K. Bjorklund: Report of the Rapporteur