International Trade And Investment Law
Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance
Rafael Leal-Arcas, Reader in Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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This timely book examines international trade and investment law at various levels of governance, including unilateral, bilateral, regional, and multilateral arrangements.
Contents: 1. Introduction: International Law is Fragmented and Cyclical Part I: International Trade Law and Policy 2. Unilateralism 3. The Rise and Fall of Multilateralism 4. The Rise of Bilateralism/Regionalism 5. The EU’s Relationship with Brazil and India 6. The EU’s Relationship with China 7. The EU’s Relationship with Russia Part II: International Investment Law and Policy 8. Preliminary Remarks on Foreign Direct Investment 9. History of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation 10. Current Regulatory Regimes 11. Why is there a Need for a Multilateral Investment Treaty? 12. How to Design a Multilateral Framework for Investment Part III: Choice of Jurisdiction for the Settlement of Trade Disputes 13. An Overview of the WTO and the NAFTA 14. Comparison between the WTO and NAFTA Epilogue and Recommendations to Part 3 Bibliography Index