Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
African perspectives in international investment law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Makane Moïse Mbengue

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526151278

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526151285

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 26 May 2022

The development of international investment law in Africa

The development of international investment law in Africa

(p.7) 1 The development of international investment law in Africa
African perspectives in international investment law

Maurice Kamto

Manchester University Press

In the light of the growing debate about international investment and developing economies, this chapter begins by establishing that the term ‘investment’ in investment law is a product of the extremist conception of liberalism in economics. On this basis, the chapter examines whether there are justifications in support of the arguments that Africa has been unfairly treated in international investment terms since decolonisation. The chapter also inquires whether the new international economic order of the 1970s brought any investment successes to Africa. Finally, the chapter provides a few remarks on the position of Africa post-1990s and beyond.

Keywords:   international investment law in Africa, New International Economic Order, globalisation, Africa colonial era, AfSIL Principles

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.