By Olivier De Schutter,Johan Swinnen,Jan Wouters
This booklet provides unique learn that examines the expansion of overseas funding agreements as a method to draw international direct funding (FDI) and considers how this impacts the power of capital-importing international locations to pursue their improvement targets. The desire of nations signing such treaties is that overseas capital will speed up transfers of applied sciences, create employment, and gain the neighborhood economic climate via a number of varieties of linkages. yet do foreign funding agreements in truth reach attracting international direct funding? And if that is so, are the sovereignty charges concerned worthy paying? particularly, are those expenditures such that they danger undermining the very function of attracting traders, that is to advertise human improvement within the host nation? This ebook makes use of either financial and felony research to respond to those questions that experience develop into significant to discussions at the impression of monetary globalization on human rights and human improvement. It explains the hazards of constructing international locations being tempted to 'signal' their willingness to draw traders by way of supplying far-reaching protections to traders' rights that will annul, or a minimum of heavily shrink, the advantages they've got a correct to count on from the arriving of FDI. It examines a number of instruments which may be used, by way of capital-exporting nations and via capital-importing international locations alike, to make sure that FDI works for improvement, and that foreign funding agreements give a contribution to that end.
This uniquely interdisciplinary examine, situated on the intersection of improvement economics, foreign funding legislation, and foreign human rights is written in an obtainable language, and will allure the eye of a person who cares concerning the function of personal funding in aiding the efforts of negative nations to climb up the improvement ladder.
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Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development: The Law and Economics of International Investment Agreements (Routledge Research in International Economic Law) by Olivier De Schutter,Johan Swinnen,Jan Wouters