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The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Corporate Governance
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The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Corporate Governance

9781789900729 Edward Elgar Publishing
Nadia E. Nedzel, Reilly Family Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana US
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 072 9 Extent: 264 pp
Grounded in history and written by a law professor, this book is a scholarly yet jargon-free explanation of the differences between the common and civil law concepts of the rule of law, and details how they developed out of two different cultural views of the relationships between law, individuals, and government. The author shows how those differences lead to differences in economic development, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance.  

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Grounded in history and written by a law professor, this book is a scholarly yet jargon-free explanation of the differences among the common and civil law concepts of the rule of law, and details how they developed out of two different cultural views of the relationships between law, individuals, and government. The book shows how those differences lead to differences in economic development, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance.  

The author considers the relationship among the ROL and economic development, the legal and economic differences between shareholder and stakeholder theory, and also offers insights into how to promote effective and sustainable change in law and business.

Students and scholars of international business law, corporate governance, economics, and political economy will gain a general understanding of the topic in a way not previously presented.
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‘Nadia E. Nedzel’s The Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Corporate Governance applies the concepts of the rule of law to the real world and how it affects real lives through its impact on freedom, economic development, and even corporate governance. But she also shows us that asking law to do too much—trying to make people “do good” instead of “not doing bad”—can threaten the rule of law itself. A splendid overview of the history, jurisprudence, and practical import of the rule of law.’
– Todd Zywicki, George Mason University, US
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Contents: Preface: 1. Introduction: Two Different Western Models 2. The Growth of the English Rule of Law 3. The Development of the Continental Rule through Law 4. The United States, Checks and Balances, and a Commercial Republic – An Experiment 5. The Conflict between Rechtsstaat and the Rule of Law in the United States 6. Economic Development in Europe and the United States 7. Economic Freedom, Development, and Entrepreneurship: The Dominance of Common Law 8. Corporate Governance Index





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