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International investment law: some legal cultural insights

Chapter


Abstract


  • A legal cultural analysis can be a very useful device when considering legal systems and

    traditions. Previous such analyses by the author have provided interesting insights

    into the legal culture of international fields and organizations.1 Each of those examinations

    presented new challenges for the methodology as well as new opportunities for

    the methodology to be tested and expanded. This chapter will apply that methodological

    approach to international investment law. In the process of that examination, this

    chapter will confront fresh obstacles and issues and consequently will further develop

    the methodology. It should not be surprising that international investment law presents

    its own challenges and requires its own individual approach, for it is a dynamic

    and expansive field in its own right. Nonetheless, as will be shown below, the methodology

    once again proves its worth by providing insights for those involved in international

    investment law -- from scholars to practitioners to arbitrators and regulators.

    Any insights that can help develop our understanding of the field should be welcomed,

    for international investment law, despite the many controversies surrounding it, is

    a field that has tremendous ability to enhance the lives of people around the world

    by providing employment, infrastructure, and better living conditions, and generally

    contributing to the improvement of people's lives.2

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • C. B. Picker, 'International investment law: some legal cultural insights' in L. E. Trakman & N. W. Ranieri(eds), Regionalism in International Investment Law (2013) 27-58.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3126

Book Title


  • Regionalism in International Investment Law

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford

Abstract


  • A legal cultural analysis can be a very useful device when considering legal systems and

    traditions. Previous such analyses by the author have provided interesting insights

    into the legal culture of international fields and organizations.1 Each of those examinations

    presented new challenges for the methodology as well as new opportunities for

    the methodology to be tested and expanded. This chapter will apply that methodological

    approach to international investment law. In the process of that examination, this

    chapter will confront fresh obstacles and issues and consequently will further develop

    the methodology. It should not be surprising that international investment law presents

    its own challenges and requires its own individual approach, for it is a dynamic

    and expansive field in its own right. Nonetheless, as will be shown below, the methodology

    once again proves its worth by providing insights for those involved in international

    investment law -- from scholars to practitioners to arbitrators and regulators.

    Any insights that can help develop our understanding of the field should be welcomed,

    for international investment law, despite the many controversies surrounding it, is

    a field that has tremendous ability to enhance the lives of people around the world

    by providing employment, infrastructure, and better living conditions, and generally

    contributing to the improvement of people's lives.2

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • C. B. Picker, 'International investment law: some legal cultural insights' in L. E. Trakman & N. W. Ranieri(eds), Regionalism in International Investment Law (2013) 27-58.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3126

Book Title


  • Regionalism in International Investment Law

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Oxford