The European Union as a global investment partner: law, policy and rhetoric in the attainment of development assistance and market liberalization?

Cardwell, Paul James and French, Duncan (2011) The European Union as a global investment partner: law, policy and rhetoric in the attainment of development assistance and market liberalization? In: Evolution in investment treaty law and arbitration. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 201-222. ISBN 9781107014688

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Abstract

The European Union's interest and involvement in foreign direct investment (FDI) is by no means new. However, it has only been comparatively recently that one has been able to begin to distinguih the particularities of a specific EU approach to FDI, especially when placed within a broader developmental context. The approach has been most visible during the ongoing negotiations of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping of States. Though the EU-ACP relationship is often promtoed (by the EU) as a model of mutual and benign co-operation between economically divergent States, the relationship highlights, in fact, political and normative challenges for both sides. This chapter, in particular, considers the recent 2008 EPA between the EU and the Caribbean, and wonders whether the rhetoric of the linkages between development and FDI liberalization is matched by the reality.

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Additional Information:The European Union's interest and involvement in foreign direct investment (FDI) is by no means new. However, it has only been comparatively recently that one has been able to begin to distinguih the particularities of a specific EU approach to FDI, especially when placed within a broader developmental context. The approach has been most visible during the ongoing negotiations of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping of States. Though the EU-ACP relationship is often promtoed (by the EU) as a model of mutual and benign co-operation between economically divergent States, the relationship highlights, in fact, political and normative challenges for both sides. This chapter, in particular, considers the recent 2008 EPA between the EU and the Caribbean, and wonders whether the rhetoric of the linkages between development and FDI liberalization is matched by the reality.
Keywords:EU-Caribbean investment, economic partnership agreement (EPA), foreign direct investment, ACP-EU relations, development
Subjects:M Law > M120 European Union Law
M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:5164
Deposited By: Duncan French
Deposited On:08 May 2012 16:25
Last Modified:11 Jun 2014 14:15

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