Investment Treaties as a Constraining Framework

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J. Christiensen, S. Khan, and E. Paus (eds.) Towards New Developmentalism: Market as Means rather than Master (Routledge, 2010)


The global financial and economic crisis starting in 2007 has provoked the exploration of alternatives to neo-liberalism. Although neo-liberalism has been critiqued from various perspectives, these critiques have not coalesced into a concrete alternative in development economics literature. The main objective of this book is to name and formulate this alternative, identify what is new about this viewpoint, and project it on to the academic landscape.

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