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Law In The Pursuit Of Development

Author : Amanda Perry Kessaris
ISBN : 9781135179434
Genre : Law
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Law in the Pursuit of Development critically explores the relationships between contemporary principles and practice in law and development.

Legitimacy Legal Development And Change

Author : David K. Linnan
ISBN : 9781317105817
Genre : Law
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This book addresses critical questions about how legal development works in practice. Can law be employed to shape behavior as a form of social engineering, or must social behavior change first, relegating legal change to follow as ratification or reinforcement? And what is legal development's source of legitimacy if not modernization? But by the same token, whose version of modernization will predominate absent a Western monopoly on change? There are now legal development alternatives, especially from Asia, so we need a better way to ask the right questions of different approaches primarily in (non-Western) Asia, Africa, the Islamic world, plus South America. Incoming waves of change like the 'Arab spring' lie on the horizon. Meanwhile, debates are sharpening about law's role in economic development versus democracy and governance under the rubric of the rule of law. More than a general survey of law and modernization theory and practice, this work is a timely reference for practitioners of institutional reform, and a thought-provoking interdisciplinary collection of essays in an area of renewed practical and scholarly interest. The contributors are a distinguished international group of scholars and practitioners of law, development, social sciences, and religion with extensive experience in the developing world.

International Development

Author : Paul Battersby
ISBN : 9781526421715
Genre : Political Science
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How can we lay the foundation for a more just and peaceful world? How can we prevent communications from fracturing and societies from tearing themselves apart? How should we prioritise economic, social and cultural demands for resources and opportunities? This book answers these questions, and presents a view of development ‘in practice’. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of contemporary developments, as well as providing coverage of the theory and practice of international development. The book: · Covers a range of contemporary topics such as global security, new technologies, ethics and learning and participation · Has chapters on Global Health and Development in Practice, Environmentally Sustainable Development in Practice and Corruption and Development · Features learning objectives, summaries, reading lists and questions for discussion · Works as a practice-driven text packed with case studies Global in perspective and full of everything you need to know, this is your go-to book for your studies in International Development.

International Investment Law And Development

Author : Stephan W. Schill
ISBN : 9781784711351
Genre : LAW
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International investment law has often been seen as an obstacle to sustainable development. While the connections between investment and development are plain, for a long time there has been relatively little scholarship exploring them. Combining critical reflection and detailed analysis, this book addresses the relationship between contemporary investment law and development. The book is organized around two competing visions of investment and development - as working either harmoniously or in conflict with one another. The expert contributors reflect on both of these views and analyse the social dimensions of development and its impact on investment law. Coverage includes in-depth discussion on such issues as human rights, poverty reduction, labor standards, and indigenous peoples. Students and scholars of international investment law will benefit from the informed analysis of the links between investment and development. This book will also be of use to practitioners and experts of development law who are looking for an up-to-date perspective of the field.

Sustainable Development In World Trade Law

Author : Markus W. Gehring
ISBN : 9789041123664
Genre : Law
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In Johannesburg at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, over one hundred and eighty states assumed a collective responsibility to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development economic development, social development, an environmental protection at the local, national, regional and global levels. This remarkable collection of papers, sponsored by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), demonstrates that sustainable development serves as a unifying concept with the potential to facilitate much-needed respect for international law and timely implementation of diverse and overlapping international commitments. It builds on the substance of a rich and complex debate at the intersections among economic, social, and environmental law, bringing together a broad cross-section of viewpoints and voices. The authors review recent developments in WTO discussions and negotiations, and in the recent decisions of the WTO Appellate Body, from a sustainable development law perspective. They also survey relevant new developments in trade and economic agreements at regional, inter-regional and bi-lateral levels. The various essays focus on sustainable development aspects of key issues in recent trade negotiations such as the Singapore Issues (investment, competition, trade facilitation, and government procurement), intellectual property rights, investment arbitration and the linkage between the WTO and multilateral environmental accords, (MEAand¿s).. Among the specific topics covered are the following: Emerging areas of law and policy in trade and sustainable development, The underlying development agendas in global trade law negotiations, Cooperation and potential negotiation on international competition law, Sustainable development aspects of intellectual property rights negotiations, Overlaps between multilateral environmental accords (MEAand¿s) and the WTO, Recent developments in WTO dispute settlement procedures and proceedings, Human rights and environmental opportunities from trade liberalisation and increased market acces, Human rights and environment impact assessment techniques used to analyse trade agreements, Recent developments in bi-lateral and regional trade agreements. Trade, investment, and competition law practitioners and negotiators in developed and developing countries will find this book of great value, as will development and environment law professionals with responsibility for trade and WTO law related matters. With rich contributions from leading trade law practitioners, academics, and WTO panel and appellate body roster members, Sustainable Developments in World Trade Law offers a constructive, timely and accessible expert analysis of recent discussions and advances in the field, providing an integrated and essential guide to some of the most important issues in international economic law today.

Environmental Law Principles In Practice

Author : Maurice Sheridan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063193580
Genre : Law
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" Principles of environmental policy " or " principles of environmental law " appear to be steadily gaining ground. They are being increasingly incorporated in all kinds of soft law instruments and international treaties. Since the European Act, they have been recognised by the EC Treaty, and they are receiving attention in the European environmental action programmes and in the recitals of European environmental directives and regulations. They are appearing more and more often in national legislation too. It should therefore not come as a surprise that practising lawyers are asking themselves increasingly what kind of role these principles have to play in legal practice. What is their exact impact ? Are they merely policy lines with no legally binding effect ? Or are they legal principles and, if so, what are their ramifications ? In order to examine all this more closely, the Environmental Law Centre and the Institute of Maritime Law of the University of Ghent, in association with the Centre d'étude du droit de l'environnement of the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, organised a workshop in Ghent on 1 October 1999 in the context of Environmental Law Network International. The papers presented there have been revised by their authors for the purposes of this book and also take into account the discussions that were held. The Environmental Law Network International (Elni) is a network of about 350 individuals an organisations from all over the world who share an interest in environmental law. Elni vides an international forum for the exchange of news, views, ideas and in so doing promotes international communication and cooperation of those working in this field. The Environmental Law Centre is the research unit that co-ordinates the research work of the environmental law teaching staff of the Law Faculty of the University of Ghent. The Centre depends from the Public Law en Tax Department and works in close collaboration with the Civil Law Department and the International Public Law Department. From the outset (1982), the Centre was closely involved in policy orientated scientific research. In this respect we can highlight the work of the Interuniversity Commission for the revision of Environmental Law in the Flemish region (1989-1995). The Centre provided both the chairmanship and the secretariat of that Commission. The Maritime Institute (MI) of the University of Ghent is a research institute within the Department of International Public Law (Faculty of Law). The MI has four objectives. At first the MI organizes a multidisciplinary post-graduate mastercourse in Maritime Sciences, one of the five specialized post-graduate courses of the Faculty of Law. Either on its own or in collaboration with other institutions the MI organizes conferences, colloquia and workshops. As an independent research unit the MI is advising and carrying out studies for governemental, non-governemental or private companies on maritime and environmental related topics. At last the MI is involved in various training projects in co-operation with other organizations or universities. The Environmental Law Research Centre (Centre d'études du droit de l'environnement CEDRE) is based in Brussels at the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis since 1990. CEDRE's research team is composed of a group of researchers whose work focuses on the study and development of environmental law, at domestic and international levels. The Center's activities include academic research, teaching (LLM level), organization of colloquiums, seminaires and legal advice for public authorities. It has a large expertise in the fields of environmental law principles, administrative and public environmental laws and of the impact of primary and secondary Community law on national environmental policies, as appears from his numerous publications.

Law And Society In England

Author : Bob Roshier
ISBN : 9781136424243
Genre : Social Science
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1980 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Universality From Theory To Practice

Author : Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Kolloquium
ISBN : 3727816503
Genre : Civilization
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The Law In Philosophical Perspectives

Author : Luc J. Wintgens
ISBN : 9789401593175
Genre : Philosophy
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In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study. This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines. The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work. This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.

Lawyers Ethics And The Pursuit Of Social Justice

Author : Susan D. Carle
ISBN : 0814716393
Genre : Law
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Susan D. Carle centers this collection of texts on the premise that legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility.

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