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The Evolving International Investment Regime: Expectations, Realities, Options

Jose E. Alvarez and Karl P. Sauvant


With the growth of the global economy over the past two decades, foreign direct investment (FDI) laws, at both the national and international levels, have undergone rapid development in order to strengthen the protection standards for foreign investors. In terms of international investment law, a network of international investment agreements has arisen as a way to address FDI growth. FDI backlash, reflective of more restrictive regulation, has also emerged. This book analyzes the existing challenges to the international investment regime, and addresses these challenges going forward. It also ... More

Keywords: global economy, foreign direct investment, FDI, foreign investors, FDI growth, international investment regime

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose E. Alvarez, author
New York University Law School
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Karl P. Sauvant, author
Columbia University Law School
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Part One Stakeholder Expectations in the International Investment Regime

Part Two Reforming the FDI Regime: Avenues to Consider

Part III Report of the Rapporteur

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