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Law, Development and Globalization

Series Editor: Julio Faundez

During the past two decades, a substantial transformation of law and legal institutions in developing and transition countries has taken place. Whether prompted by the policy prescriptions of the so-called Washington consensus, the wave of democratization, the international human rights movement or the emergence of new social movements, no area of law has been left untouched. This massive transformation is attracting the attention of legal scholars, as well as scholars from other disciplines, such as politics, economics, sociology, anthropology and history. This diversity is valuable because it promotes cross-disciplinary dialogue and cooperation. It is also important because today the study of law cannot ignore the process of globalization, which is multifaceted and thus calls for inter-disciplinary skills and perspectives. Indeed, as globalization deepens, legal institutions at the national level are influenced and shaped by rules, practices and ideas drawn, imposed or borrowed from abroad.

This book series provides a platform for scholars and development practitioners concerned with the nature, scope and impact of the legal changes taking place in developing and transition countries. Proposals for monographs or edited collections are invited in the following areas:

- Theoretical studies that consider issues such as the relationship between law and social change, law and political institutions, the linkages between domestic and international legal regimes and the rights approach to development

- Case studies on topics such as access to justice, land law, legal pluralism, legal systems and institutions, social movements, participation and constitutionalism, corporate social responsibility, international standards and domestic laws, trade and investment and gender and equal opportunity law

- Policy studies that provide practical information and analysis about the design, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at transforming legal institutions.

To discuss or propose an idea for a book, please contact:

Professor Julio Faundez

e-mail j.faundez@warwick.ac.uk Tel. + 44 (0) 2476 523119.

School of Law, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

New and Published Books

1-10 of 18 results in Law, Development and Globalization
  1. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making

    Edited by Peter Albrecht, Helene Maria Kyed

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this complex with respect to marginalized young men in Haiti, community policing members...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Law and Society in Latin America

    A New Map

    Edited by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America have changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have consolidated democratic rule, fundamental innovations have been introduced in state institutions, social movements have turned to law to advance their...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Governing Refugees

    Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

    By Kirsten McConnachie

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that refugee camps should be recognized as spaces where social capital can not only survive, but...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Justice Reform and Development

    Rethinking Donor Assistance to Developing and Transitional Countries

    By Linn A. Hammergren

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    This book explores the objectives pursued in donor programs, the methods used to advance them, and the underlying assumptions and strategies. It emphasizes the unexpected and sometimes unpleasant consequences of ignoring not only political and societal constraints but also advances in our technical...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Policing and Human Rights

    The Meaning of Violence and Justice in the Everyday Policing of Johannesburg

    By Julia Hornberger

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Policing and Human Rights analyses the implementation of human rights standards, tracing them from the nodal points of their production in Geneva, through the board rooms of national police management and training facilities, to the streets of downtown Johannesburg. This book deals with how...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Justice and Security Reform

    Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone

    By Lisa Denney

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Justice and Security Reform: Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of the country’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. From the Global to the Local

    How International Rights Reach Bangladesh's Children

    By Andrea Schapper

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    From the Global to the Local develops a unique perspective on human rights governance in developing countries, where the state often lacks the required resources, capacities and expertise for implementing rights. Considering how rights that have been agreed upon in the global arena of world...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa: Traditional or Transformative?

    A critical review of 50 years of land law reform in Eastern Africa 1961 – 2011

    By Patrick McAuslan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform

    Lessons from Brazil

    By George Meszaros

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform investigates how rural social movements are struggling for land reform against the background of ambitious but unfulfilled constitutional promises evident in much of the developing world. Taking Brazil as an example, it unpicks the...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Lawyers and the Construction of Transnational Justice

    Edited by Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Lawyers and the Construction of Transnational Justice will show students and scholars what it means in practice to talk about building transnational justice ? both on the side of economic regulation and on the side of human rights and humanitarian law. It links national and transnational processes,...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge