Reconceptualizing International Investment Law from the Global South

By Fabio Morosini and Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Eds.), Published by Cambridge University Press, October 2017

This book shows how the current reform in investment regulation is part of a broader attempt to transform the international economic order. Countries in the North and South are rethinking how economic order can advance their national interests and preferred economic orientation. While some countries in the North seek alternative institutional spaces in order to promote neoliberal policies more effectively, some countries in the South are increasingly skeptical of this version of economic order and are experimenting with alternative versions of legal ordering that do not always align with those promoted by the North. While there are differences in how some North and South countries approach proposed financial regimes, the commonalities could function as the founding pillars of an alternative economic order. The book proposes comprehensive appraisal of international economic law practices being designed in selected developing countries. Available at