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The rise of investor-state arbitration : politics, law, and unintended consequences, Taylor St John

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The rise of investor-state arbitration : politics, law, and unintended consequences
Title
The rise of investor-state arbitration
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politics, law, and unintended consequences
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Taylor St John
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eng
Summary
Today, investor-state arbitration embodies the worst fears of those concerned about runaway globalization - a far cry from its framers' intentions. Why did governments create a special legal system in which foreign investors can bring cases directly against states? This book takes readers through the key decisions that created investor-state arbitration, drawing on internal documents from several governments and extensive interviews to illustrate the politics behind this new legal system. The corporations and law firms that dominate investor-state arbitration today were not present at its creation. In fact, there was almost no lobbying from investors. Nor did powerful states have a strong preference for it. Nor was it created because there was evidence that it facilitates investment - there was no such evidence. International officials with peacebuilding and development aims drove the rise of investor-state arbitration. This book puts forward a new historical institutionalist explanation to illuminate how the actions of these officials kicked off a process of gradual institutional development. While these officials anticipated many developments, including an enormous caseload from investment treaties, over time this institutional framework they created has been put to new purposes by different actors. Institutions do not determine the purposes to which they may be put, and this book's analysis illustrates how unintended consequences emerge and why institutions persist regardless
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St. John, Taylor
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Investments, Foreign (International law)
  • International commercial arbitration
  • 86.62 economic public law
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The rise of investor-state arbitration : politics, law, and unintended consequences, Taylor St John
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198789918
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)994591315
Label
The rise of investor-state arbitration : politics, law, and unintended consequences, Taylor St John
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780198789918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)994591315

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