eBook Regulation Of Foreign Investment: Challenges To International Harmonization, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814390844
  • ISBN-13: 9789814390842
  • DDC: 346.092
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The main aim of this book is to assess the importance of international rules for foreign direct investment and the major challenges to international harmonization of those rules. Particular attention is paid to the most controversial and contentious issues with the view of appraising the prospects for establishing global rules. The book is divided into three parts; the first part includes papers assessing the role of national and international legislation with further distinction being made between bilateral, regional and multilateral legal frameworks. The second part addresses regulatory issues of technology transfer, labor, environment, subsidies and investment incentives, national security, public services and sovereign wealth funds. The final part looks at the experience of some international fora in addressing these issues and at some theoretical and conceptual problems of rule harmonization. The papers have been written by legal and economic scholars from leading universities

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Regulation of Investment in the Trade Régime: From ITO to WTO.
2: Domestic, Regional and Multilateral Investment Liberalization.
3: Mode 3 of the GATS: A Model for Disciplining Measures Affecting Investment Flows?.
4: Labor Standards and Human Rights: Implications for International Trade and Investment.
5: Interactions between Subsidies Regulation and Foreign Investment, and the Primacy of the International Trade Regime.
6: Environmental Protection.
7: Technology Transfer: Regulatory Issues and International Investment Agreements.
8: Sovereign Wealth Funds and Political Risk: New Challenges in the Regulation of Foreign Investment.
9: International Tribunals as Agents of Harmonization.
10: Foreign Acquisitions and National Security: What Are Genuine Threats? What Are Implausible Worries?.
11: Public Services, Investment Liberalization and Protection.
12: The EU Approach to Investment.
13: Harmonization of Rules on Foreign Investment.