The Law and Economic Development in the Third World

The Law and Economic Development in the Third World

The Law and Economic Development in the Third World

The Law and Economic Development in the Third World

Synopsis

This volume examines critical issues that all developing countries must face. With the world becoming progressively global and technological, a vast range of new issues arise in commerce, finance, communications, consumer protection, environmental safety, and the use of resources. Developing nations need to address these concerns from their own vantage points, not those of the developed world. This volume seeks to identify central issues, critically analyze the political and/or juridical responses to them, and propose alternative institutional and policy arrangements.

Excerpt

This book is the first in a series of works on law and development. It covers subjects that developing countries will have to address in their quest for modernization and technological advancement. Developing countries have to contend with and operate within the context of an international order where, for example, capital is fluid, communications are rapid and technology is advanced. With the world becoming progressively more global and technological, a vast range of new subject areas is, pari passu, opened up for the attention of developing countries in fields such as commerce, finance, communications, consumer protection, environmental safety, and the equitable and safe use of resources for the common heritage of humankind (e.g., the sea bed and space). More traditional subjects like human rights and rural development remain important to development objectives. the perspectives advanced in the various chapters are those of developing countries. Nonetheless, each view is that of its author. At the end of each chapter are references that provide literature sources for readers interested in further research on the subjects discussed in each chapter.

The ultimate aspiration of this series is to achieve wide circulation in developing countries. There is a plethora of literature in developed nations that advance their perspectives on issues and problems that are of peculiar concern to developing countries. But studies that advance developing country perspectives are scarce-- especially in developing countries. It is hoped that this series will help to fill this void and bring scholarship on development to the very places where it is needed most.

This series seeks to challenge scholars, bureaucrats and technocrats in developing countries to examine the causes, conditions and magnitude of underdevelopment both critically and candidly, and to propose and critique thoroughly the options available to them. From a legal perspective, this series endeavors to address four . . .

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