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Advanced Introduction to Law and Development

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Advanced Introduction to Law and Development

2nd edition

9781788970884 Edward Elgar Publishing
Mariana Mota Prado, Professor and Michael J. Trebilcock, University Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 088 4 Extent: 288 pp
In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition, Mariana Mota Prado and Michael J. Trebilcock offer a succinct and readable introduction to the main concepts and debates in the field of law and development. They examine the role of legal systems and institutions, investigate perceptions around what laws and legal arrangements encourage and facilitate development, and probe the issues arising in both private law and public law as well as in international economic relations. Written with the insight of two top experts in the field, this Advanced Introduction covers the most recent trends in law and development research and highlights areas that remain underexplored.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition, Mariana Mota Prado and Michael J. Trebilcock offer a succinct and readable introduction to the main concepts and debates in the field of law and development. They examine the role of legal systems and institutions, investigate perceptions around what laws and legal arrangements encourage and facilitate development, and probe the issues arising in both private law and public law as well as in international economic relations.

Key features of the second edition include:

• Discussion of the role of technology in promoting development
• Analysis of the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on developing countries
• A brand new chapter investigating the role of health and education in development

Written with the insight of two top experts in the field, this Advanced Introduction covers the most recent trends in law and development research and highlights areas that remain underexplored. It will be essential reading for students, practitioners and policy-makers looking to gain a clear understanding of the core principles of this multifaceted topic.
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‘The Advanced Introduction to Law and Development is the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary textbook on the role of law in socioeconomic development. The authors cover an impressive range of topics, including a new chapter on health and education, and offer a clear synthesis of the main academic and policy debates for each. A must read not only for the novice to the field but for anybody needing an update on the major debates and a great teaching tool.’
– Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School, US

‘The Advanced Introduction to Law and Development by Mariana Mota Prado and Michael J. Trebilcock offers a concise, sophisticated, and highly readable overview of key areas in this vast and dynamic field. It is an excellent resource for students, scholars, and policymakers interested in understanding and contributing to the different roles of law in promoting economic and social development.’
– Mariana Pargendler, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Brazil
Contents
Contents: Introduction to the Advanced Introduction to Law and Development, second edition PART I CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS 1. Defining development 2. Determinants of development 3. Institutional theories of development PART II THE STATE AND DEVELOPMENT 4. The rule of law and development 5. Political regimes and development 6. Public administration and development PART III HUMAN CAPITAL, CAPABILITIES AND DEVELOPMENT 7. Ethnic conflict and development 8. Gender and development 9. Education, health and development PART IV THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND DEVELOPMENT 10. Property rights, contracts and development 11. Infrastructure and development 12. Corruption and development PART V INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT 13. International trade and development 14. Foreign direct investment and development 15. Foreign aid 16. Conclusion Index
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