Gaspar Szilagyi, S, Behn, D and Langford, M (2020) Adjudicating trade and investment disputes: convergence or divergence? Studies on International Courts and Tribunals . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781108766678

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Recent trends suggest that international economic law may be witnessing a renaissance of convergence – both parallel and intersectional. The adjudicative process also reveals signs of convergence. These diverse claims of convergence are of legal, empirical and normative interest. Yet, convergence discourse also warrants scepticism. This volume contributes to both the general debate on the fragmentation of international law and the narrower discourse concerning the interplay between international trade and investment, focusing on dispute settlement. It moves beyond broad observations or singular case studies to provide an informed and wide-reaching assessment by investigating multiple standards, processes, mechanisms and behaviours. Methodologically, a normative stance is largely eschewed in favour of a range of 'doctrinal,' quantitative and qualitative methods that are used to address the research questions. Furthermore, in determining the extent of convergence or divergence, it is important to recognize that there is no bright line or clear yardstick for determining its nature or degree.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: public international law, law, international trade law, international relations and international organisations, arbitration, dispute resolution and mediation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 16:29
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 16:45

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