This long-awaited volume featuring contributions from top African international lawyers and voices from the continent critically explores the notion of international investment law from an African perspective. It does so by confronting some of the very hard questions with regard to the relationship between international investment and development that have either eluded or not been properly addressed in contemporary scholarships. After many years of popularity, investment treaties have recently caused increasing concern among States, most prominently for the unbalanced nature of their content, the often inadequate safeguard of the regulatory powers of the host State and the shortcomings of international investment arbitration. Some States have upgraded their investment treaties, others have revised their investment treaty model, and others have opted for facilitation agreements. This innovative monograph critically explores all these contentious issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Locating the monsters in the machine: an investigation of faith
Roda Madziva and Vivien Lowndes
faith, which may in turn obscure
the context of the reception experience.
The socio-political atmosphere of the UK is characterised by public
and political discourses on growing asylum and immigration flows,
ethnic and faith diversity, and their supposed link to community
Evidence in adjudicating asylum claims
tensions and even terrorism (Joppke and Torpey, 2013). Particularly
with regard to faith, as a presumed secular society the UK presents
us with a paradox. On the one hand, successive governments have
continued to show a publicpolicyinterest in faith