Why Investment Matters  - The Political Economy of International Investments

Why Investment Matters - The Political Economy of International Investments

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Author: Kavaljit Singh
Publisher: Madhyam Books
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 176
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186816194


Investment matters. The millions of dollars that are moved around the world every minute of day profoundly affect who gets to eat and who doesn’t; who has a job and who doesn’t; and who accumulates wealth and at whose expense. Influencing investment decisions requires an understanding of how investment works. Kavaljit Singh explains the central role of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other key players in determining investment patterns.

He debunks some of the myths surrounding investment flows, and he suggests ways in which investment can be brought back under the democratic control of people and governments. Kavaljit Singh maps out investment flows, trends and regulatory frameworks and shows where citizens can work — and are working — to reclaim investment for the public good.

"Change will not come about through individuals acting alone but in concert. By informing the public of the issues - and through identifying areas where policies and practices can and should be changed - this book will greatly increase the effectiveness of such collective action."
- Saskia Ozinga, FERN



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1. Defining International Investments
2. Recent Trends in International Investment Flows
3. Are International Investment Flows Beneficial?
4. The Regulatory Framework
5. The Governance of International Investments:
A Historical Perspective
6. International Investment Frameworks:
A Fragmented Landscape
7. Regulating Investments: Voluntary or
Mandatory Approaches?
8. Strategizing Campaigns
9. Resources