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Author Wells, Louis T.

Title Making foreign investment safe : property rights and national sovereignty / Louis T. Wells, Rafiq Ahmed
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 378 pages) : illustrations
Contents State take-over of infrastructure : 1967-1980 -- Indosat : foreign investment in a risky environment -- The Indosat deal -- Nationalization of Indosat -- The power of being needed -- Indosat : a successful state-owned firm -- Return of private ownership of infrastructure : electric power, 1990-1997 -- Back to private power -- Paiton's power : cost of poor preparation -- Paiton's power : a new contender -- Paiton's power : more home government support -- Evaluating Paiton I -- The new international property rights in action : 1997-2005 -- Paiton I : promises fail -- Paiton I : backing away from the new property rights -- Karaha Bodas Company : turning to arbitration -- CalEnergy : claiming official political risk insurance -- Enron : another kind of official insurance -- Nationality, corporate strategy, and the new property rights -- Revisiting privatization and the new international property rights system -- Reforming for development and profits
Summary The 1980s & 90s brought new protections to foreign investors in risky countries. Yet, the assurances failed to meet investors needs & imposed sometimes inordinate costs on poor countries. This text contains case histories which suggest reforms for international arbitration & official investment insurance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-363) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arbitration (International law)
Government ownership -- Indonesia.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Indonesia.
Investments, Foreign -- Indonesia -- Case studies.
Right of property -- Indonesia.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ahmad, Rafiq.
ISBN 0195310624
0198042434 (electronic bk.)
9780198042433 (electronic bk.)