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Protecting Capital: Independent Regulators and Super Courts

Alasdair Roberts

in The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374988
eISBN:
9780199776849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374988.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the creation of new independent regulatory agencies and signing of thousands of bilateral investment treaties during the era of liberalization. This was another massive ... More


Intergovernmental Bargaining: “The Lowest Common Denominator Was Not yet Low Enough”

Taylor St John

in The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the three proposals for investment protection discussed during the 1960s: a substantive code, an insurance organization, and an investor–state arbitration convention. Investors ... More


The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Taylor St John

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Today, investor–state arbitration embodies the worst fears of those concerned about runaway globalization—a far cry from its framers’ intentions. Why did governments create a special legal system in ... More


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