Large-Scale Land Investments in Least Developed Countries: Legal Conflicts Between Investment and Human Rights Protection (International Law and Economics)

by Luis Tomás Montilla Fernández
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This book analyses large-scale land investments for agricultural purposes in Africa’s least developed countries from a law and economics perspective. Focusing on the effects of foreign land investments on host countries’ local populations and the apparent failure of international law to create incentives to offset them, it also examines the legal and economic mechanisms to hold investors accountable in cases where their investment leads to human rights violations. Applying principal agent and contract theory, it elucidates the sources of opportunism and develops control mechanisms to ameliorate the negative effects. It shows that although judicial mechanisms fail to deliver justice, international law offers alternatives to safeguard against arbitrary and abusive state and investor conduct, and also to effectuate human rights and, thus, tackle opportunistic behaviour.

AuthorLuis Tomás Montilla Fernández
Edition1st ed. 2017
Height921 mm
Length614 mm
Width81 mm
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages344
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2017-11-10
Sales Rank9895097

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