Self-determination and foreign direct investment: reimagining sovereignty in international investment law

Guntrip, Edward (2016) Self-determination and foreign direct investment: reimagining sovereignty in international investment law. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 65 (4). pp. 829-857. ISSN 0020-5893

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Abstract

International investment law can be criticized for its understanding of sovereignty. Informed by the works of Koskenniemi, this article re-imagines ‘sovereignty’ based on a host state population exercising its right to economic self-determination. Recent transparency initiatives in international investment law support this conceptualization of sovereignty. Further, the stance taken aligns with the continuous evolution of the international investment law regime. The establishment of a different perspective on sovereignty in international investment law highlights the need for an alternative understanding of this term if international investment law is to achieve widespread approval.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: International investment law, International investment agreements, Sovereignty, Economic self-determination, Koskenniemi
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Edward Guntrip
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 14:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60406

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