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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

11-16 of 16 results in Law, Development and Globalization
  1. Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization

    Edited by Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization focuses on the national and transnational processes transforming both the rule of law and the role of lawyers. Drawing on detailed empirical work, the contributors all examine the relationship between law, politics, and the state; focusing on...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. State Violence and Human Rights

    State Officials in the South

    Edited by Steffen Jensen, Andrew Jefferson

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    State Violence and Human Rights addresses how legal practices – rooted in global human rights discourse or local demands – take hold in societies where issues of state violence remain to be resolved. Attempts to make societies accountable to human rights norms regularly draw on...

    Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Law in the Pursuit of Development

    Principles into Practice?

    Edited by Amanda Perry Kessaris

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Law in the Pursuit of Development critically explores the relationships between contemporary principles and practice in law and development. Including papers by internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars and practitioners, the book is organised around the three liberal principles which...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Global Perspectives on the Rule of Law

    Edited by James J. Heckman, Robert L. Nelson, Lee Cabatingan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Global Perspectives on the Rule of Law is a collection of original research on the rule of law from a panel of leading economists, political scientists, legal scholars, sociologists and historians. The chapters critically analyse the meaning and foundations of the rule of law and its relationship...

    Published July 11th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. Marginalized Communities and Access to Justice

    Edited by Yash Ghai CBE, Jill Cottrell

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Marginalized Communities and Access to Justice is a comparative study, by leading researchers in the field of law and justice, of the imperatives and constraints of access to justice among a number of marginalized communities. A central feature of the rule of law is the equality of all before the...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. The Political Economy of Government Auditing

    Financial Governance and the Rule of Law in Latin America and Beyond

    By Carlos Santiso

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    The Political Economy of Government Auditing addresses the elusive quest for greater transparency and accountability in the management of public finances in emerging economies; and, more specifically, it examines the contribution of autonomous audit agencies (AAAs) to the fight against...

    Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

Forthcoming Books

  1. Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map
    Edited by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito
    To Be Published September 9th 2014
  2. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making
    Edited by Peter Albrecht, Helene Maria Kyed
    To Be Published November 11th 2014
  3. Multinational Integration, Cultural Identity and Regional Self-Government: Comparative Experiences for Tibet
    Edited by Roberto Toniatti, Jens Woelk
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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