Introducing the Electronic Database of Investment Treaties (EDIT): The Genesis of a New Database and Its Use

Alschner, Wolfgang; Elsig, Manfred; Polanco, Rodrigo (2020). Introducing the Electronic Database of Investment Treaties (EDIT): The Genesis of a New Database and Its Use. World trade review, 20(1), pp. 73-94. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S147474562000035X

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This article introduces a novel database on investment treaties called the Electronic Database of Investment Treaties (EDIT). We describe the genesis of the database and what makes EDIT the most comprehensive and systematic database to date. What stands out besides the coverage is that treaties are all provided in one single language (English) and in one single format that is machine-readable. In the second part of the article, we provide selected illustrations on how the data can be used to address research questions in international law, international political economy, and international relations by applying text-as-data methods and by extracting and visualizing data based on EDIT.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Elsig, Manfred and Polanco, Rodrigo Javier

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

1474-7456

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

04 Mar 2021 16:02

Last Modified:

04 Mar 2021 16:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/S147474562000035X

Additional Information:

Corresponding author: Manfred Elsig

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152045

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152045

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