This book offers a concise and accessible introduction to the main themes and debates in the field of law and development. It unpacks the role of legal systems and institutions, and investigates what kinds of law and legal arrangements are perceived (correctly or not) to encourage and facilitate development.
Starting with a clear and readable overview of the key concepts and theories of development, the authors probe the issues which arise in both private law and public law as well as in international economic relations. The book also brings in key debates relating to politics and identity - especially highlighting gender and development as a topic that poses some of the biggest challenges for institutional conceptions of development.
Written with the insight of two experts in the field, this unique book covers the most recent trends in law and development research and points out key topics that remain underexplored. It will be essential reading for students, practitioners and policy-makers needing to quickly gain an understanding of the core principles of this multi-faceted topic.
1. Defining Development
2. Determinants of Development
3. Institutional Theories of Development
4. The Rule of Law and Development: A Legal Perspective
5. The Rule of Law: An Economic Perspective
6. Political Regimes and Development
7. Ethnic Conflict and Development
8. Gender and Development
9. Public Administration and Development
10. Corruption and Development
11. State-owned Enterprises, Privatization and Public-private Partnership
12 International Trade
13. Foreign Direct Investment
14. Foreign Aid
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 215 x 141 x 16 mm
--David Trubek, Harvard Law School and the University of Wisconsin, US
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