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National governance and investment treaties, between constraint and empowerment, Josef Ostřanský, Facundo Pérez Aznar.

Much of the existing accounts assume that investment treaties affect national governance. However, how exactly this happens has been subject to little analysis. Conventional accounts presume that these treaties improve national governance, leading to good governance and the rule of law for all. Critical accounts charge that investment treaties unduly empower foreign investors and cause a regulatory chill. On both accounts, investment treaties are expected to empower and constrain. Comparing extended case studies of Argentina, the Czech Republic, India and Mexico, this book shows how investment treaties influence national governance ideologically, institutionally, and socially. We show how the overarching role of IIAs in national governance - to cultivate constraining discipline in public administration - is realised and who gets empowered and marginalised in the process. The book's findings will serve in the debates about alternative ways of economic governance and help explain the investment treaty regime's significant resistance to change
Table Of Contents
National governance and investment treaties -- Situating the engagements with the investment treaty regime in Argentina, Czech Republic, India, and Mexico -- Narratives of progress and economic development -- Narratives of education and constraint -- The state's institutional rearrangements and international investment agreements -- Defending the state in ISDS and preventing disputes -- International investment agreements and national lawmaking (Part 1): four country-snapshots -- International investment agreements and national lawmaking (Part 2): multifaceted uses of IIA-arguments in lawmaking -- Conclusion : empowering stability and constraining transition?
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Jun 2023)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 290 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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