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Law, Development and Globalization

Series edited by Julio Faundez, University of Warwick, UK

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. 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; promoting cross-disciplinary dialogue and cooperation. Today the study of law cannot ignore the process of globalization, which calls for inter-disciplinary skills and perspectives.

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

  1. International Development

    By Sundhya Pahuja

    Series: Critical Approaches to Law

    This book contests current approaches to law and development insofar as these depend upon two premises: first, that development is the means by which global human well-being is to be achieved; and, second that law – both domestic and international – may be used to affect that development. Asking...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish

  2. Multinational Integration, Cultural Identity and Regional Self-Government

    Comparative Experiences for Tibet

    Edited by Roberto Toniatti, Jens Woelk

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Multinational Integration, Cultural Identity and Regional Self-Government assesses the current state of the international theory and practice of autonomy in order to pursue the possibility for regional self-government in Tibet. Initiated by a workshop, and roundtable with political representatives...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 has changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked a widespread transition to democracy, fundamental institutional innovations have been introduced, and processes of globalization have had profound...

    To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities

    Latin American and African Perspectives

    Edited by Rachel Sieder, John Andrew McNeish

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  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 September 30th 2011 by Routledge

  11. 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 April 28th 2011 by Routledge

  12. 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. The book draws on a framework that emphasizes the relationship between the national and the international, the strategies of lawyers...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Governance through Development

    Poverty Reduction Strategies, International Law and the Disciplining of Third World States

    By Celine Tan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Governance through Development locates the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework within the broader context of international law and global governance, exploring its impact on third world state engagement with the global political economy and the international regulatory norms and...

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  14. 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 organized around the three liberal principles which...

    Published December 15th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  15. 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 December 7th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  16. 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 analyze the meaning and foundations of the rule of law and its relationship...

    Published July 27th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  17. 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 22nd 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  18. 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 February 19th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish