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The politics of South-South bilateral investment treaties

By Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

Abstract

The paper analyzes systematic patterns of investment treaty rule-making using a large sample of bilateral investment treaties (BITs). Focusing on national treatment and transfer provisions, it finds that BITs signed between two developing countries are typically less wide-ranging than North-South BITs. Yet restrictions in South-South BITs are ‘levelled out’ by the treaties’ most-favoured-nation provisions leading to a de‐facto coherence in developing countries’ BIT‐networks. The paper concludes by speculating whether this paradoxical pattern might have been unintended on the part of developing country negotiators

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), HF Commerce, JX International law, JZ International relations
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:38453
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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