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Investment law's alibis, colonialism, imperialism, debt and development, David Schneiderman, University of Toronto.

This book aims to connect narratives associated with the past to the international regime that protects property and contract rights of foreign investors. The book scrutinizes justifications offered to sustain practices associated with colonialism, imperialism, civilized justice, debt, and development, revealing that a number of the rationales offered in support of investment law disciplines replicate those arising out of this discredited past. By revealing these linkages, the book raises concerns about investment law's premises. It would appear that the normative foundations for today's regime reproduces discursive practices that are less than compelling. The book argues that citizens deserve something more than historically discredited reasons to justify the exercise of power over them - something more than mere pretext
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Colonialism of investment law -- Imperialism of investment law -- The decline and rise of standards of civilized justice -- The stifling threat of debt -- The difficulty of decolonizing investment law -- Divesting for development -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Jul 2022)
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 235 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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