This account of legal pluralism helps the rule of law and development programs to be aware of the potentials of classic legal pluralism and the legal systems within which it is operating and encourages a further study on why deep legal pluralism persists. References: More specifically, it falls within the research strand that studies the nexus between trade liberalization (market openness) and development (economic growth, poverty alleviation). The results imply rule of law is not all of a piece and is likely to take only a handful of fairly predictable forms. In the past decade a comparative law and economics literature has emerged that is largely organized around an effort to explain differences in country economic performance in terms of differences between common law and civil code systems. But to improve institutional quality, a country must endure a period of institutional change, which implies at least a little and possibly a lot of institutional instability. The conclusion is that in order to enhance economic development, resources should be channeled into enhancing judicial institutions to deal effectively with both the civil justice system and the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the eradication of corruption. The paper dissects the hypothesis that democracy is inimical to economic development. As legal pluralism has entered the lexicon of policy makers and development partners in Africa, a clear understanding of the concept is essential. These include inspection, litigation, research, and education powers. We test the link between LGBT inclusion and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita at the macroeconomic level. Political Economy of Law Harmonization in EaP Countries: Informal Adjustment of Association? Path dependence literature largely accepts that large-scale disasters trigger abnormal times that weaken path dependence and create windows of opportunity to bring about institutional reforms. The explanations offered for the contrasting records of long-run growth and development among the societies of North and South America most often focus on institutions. Income Distribution, Political Instability, and Investment, The United Nations and the Question of Palestine: A Study in International Legal Subalternity, The Right to Migrate as a Human Right: The Current Argentine Immigration Law, Transplantation and Adaptation: The Evolution of the Human Rights Ombudsman, The New Europe: Lessons from Countries in Transition. Economistas têm assumido que instituições contratuais desempenham um papel central no desenvolvimento econômico. balances work by creating a conflict of interest between the executive and the legislature, yet requiring both bodies to agree The first, which is an umbrella for all the others, is that any country moving away from dictatorial rule can be considered a country in transition toward democracy. This paper summarizes and extends previous research that has shown evidence of a “curse of natural resources” – countries with great natural resource wealth tend nevertheless to grow more slowly than resource-poor countries. This study aims to analyze, from a legal perspective, the public policies of science, technology and innovation offered by the Brazilian government, more specifically, the Brazilian Innovation Act (Lei de Inovacąo), in order to verify the reasons behind the mismatch between innovation efforts and its results in the economy. It is even suggested that China is a counter-example to the importance of law and, more provocatively, it is argued that China’s economy grew rapidly not “in spite of,” but “because of,” weak law. Analyses replicate with both teacher and student samples. A análise das participações realizadas pela BNDESPAR em período recente mostra que a subsidiária consegue fazer uso de ferramentas societárias típicas das transações de mercado para manter nas mãos do Estado potencial decisório em companhias abertas. Toward a New Paradigm for Law and Development, 108 YALE L. Amy Chua, Markets, Democracy and Ethnicity: Toward a New Paradigm We assess government performance using measures of government intervention, public sector efficiency, public good provision, size of government, and political freedom. A series of real-life scenarios are presented to show how ensuring legal accountability in development—especially for individuals negatively affected by development assistance—depends on well-functioning legal systems in countries receiving assistance. I offer an explanation for independent judicial review that is based on ongoing political competition between risk-averse parties. Does economic development depend on geographic endowments like temperate instead of tropical location, the ecological conditions shaping diseases, or an environment good for grains or certain cash crops? Forces such as democratization, public institution-building, comparative law influences, limited state resources, and international human. We exploit differences in European mortality rates to estimate the effect of institutions on economic performance. The use of personal relations appears to be rising. We find that countries that are poor, close to the equator, ethnolinguistically heterogeneous, use French or socialist laws, or have high proportions of Catholics or Muslims exhibit inferior government performance. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. They offer an in-depth analysis of how EU standards and templates travel to this neighbourhood by delving into their adoption and implementation and assessing to degree to which they fit with governmental priorities. Checks and It is identified the need of effort to increase the Rule of Law indicators in order to obtain sustainable growth in Brazil. This article proposes that one key to overcoming the chasm between formal legal institutions and on-the-ground practices is to adopt a broader understanding of legal development. The reforms of the judiciary in the Fourth Plenary Session and the outlook for judicial independence in China is assessed. The evidence is inconsistent with public interest theories of regulation, but supports the public Finally, the author indicates the importance of this type of theory, namely the values it implies such as predictability, justified reliance, autonomous choice, minimization of disputes and legitimacy.**. The primary concern of the paper is how this dominant theory can be tested—that is, what methods can we use to test the extent to which the effectiveness of legal systems affects success in attracting FDI? Our results indicate that the quality of institutions "trumps" everything else. Law and development (L&D) refers to both practical and aca-demic projects, which deal with how “to transform legal systems in developing countries to foster economic, political and social devel-opment.”1 The significance of law in development can be traced The study proposes that these qualitative findings might provide insight into mechanisms underlying past statistical work on colonial state legacies. This study found that enhancing judicial institutions, through judicial reform efforts within both the civil justice sector and the criminal justice sector minus corruption, may potentially enhance economic development. While institutional instability is negatively related to growth in the baseline case, there are indications that the effect can be positive in rich countries, suggesting that institutional reform is not necessarily costly even during a transition period. In analyzing the current phase, these essays also identify tensions and contradictions in current practice. We find that the constitutional supermajority requirements that attempt to constrain the use of power can counterproductively create less compromise. ‘Development’ can be considered as a value or a goal. The quality of law: Judicial incentives, legal human capital and the evolution of law. If the UN has failed to respect the normative framework of international law in its management of the question of Palestine, what forms has this taken? Once institutions are controlled for, conventional measures of geography have at best weak direct effects on incomes, although they have a strong indirect effect by influencing the quality of institutions. At particular disadvantage are regions located far from coasts and ocean-navigable rivers, for which the transport costs of international trade are high, and tropical regions, which bear a heavy burden of disease. A literatura de Direito e Desenvolvimento divide suas análises em três momentos: aquele em que o protagonismo estatal no processo de desenvolvimento econômico era consenso; o período subsequente, em que as transações de mercado foram priorizadas na formulação de política; e o atual momento, que comporta um ambiente de coordenação entre ferramentas públicas e privadas para o desenvolvimento e questiona a instrumentalidade do Direito. This article offers a model to explore the consequences of pursuing markets and democracy under these conditions. In the second part, the book applies the general theory to analyze the development cases of South Korea and South Africa from legal and institutional perspectives. Se o D&D é de fato um ramo autônomo de estudos jurídicos ou somente um "movimento" é ainda amplamente debatido no meio acadêmico. However, these forms of violence are not the channel through which ethnic fragmentation and its interaction with institutions affect economic growth. Este ensaio explora as principais razões que podem explicar esse status quo. It concludes that there is a clear need for a more interdisciplinary approach to the debate over the relationship between legal reform and economic development, and the potential variance in private sector perceptions and expectations of legal systems in particular. Elas são: (i) a falta de variação significativa nas leis contratuais ao redor do mundo; (ii) a trivialidade do direito contratual; (iii) a larga disponibilidade de escolha do direito; (iv) o viés centrado nos Estados Unidos da literatura da análise econômica do Direito; (v) a falta de dados públicos acerca de práticas contratuais, (vi) os limites do direito contratual. For this purpose, decoding legal pluralism from a theoretical, historical and comparative perspective is highly relevant and reveals that legal pluralism is a unifying device for legal systems in Africa. Madison warned against the "danger" to the rights of property posed by "an equality & universality of suffrage, vesting compleat power over property in hands without a share in it." The article explores the new mantra that “leadership matters” as cause for both careful optimism and renewed attention to some deeper anxieties about the future directions of law and development. The intersections of economic theory, jurisprudence and legal theory and the institutional practice of development agencies and international economic organizations which are the focus of L&D scholarship provide a useful interdisciplinary prism through which developments in the regulatory framework of the global economy can be studied. 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Thomas Babington Macaulay went further, portraying universal suffrage as "incompatible with property" and "consequently incompatible with civilization." Once the effect of institutions is controlled for, countries in Africa or those closer to the equator do not have lower incomes. Drawing on lessons from both schools of thought, this paper examines institutions as their own complex adaptive systems, even as they are nested in larger institutional systems and the broader economy. Journal of Comparative Economics36 (1) (2008) 43–73. The paper reviews the political nature of rule of law development. The first considers questions of ‘law and development’ and asks: how can development assistance help strengthen laws and justice in developing countries? He then emphasizes the differences between a formal and a substantive theory of the rule of law and highlights the advantages and limits of the former. An analysis of the Argentine law provides a comparative framework to critically analyze U.S. immigration law and policy and to advocate for a more equitable system in this country. Findings ? Democracy without markets is unlikely to deliver significant growth. This restructuring, in both its practice and its theory, has been driven by two principal goals: marketization and democratization. Collier, The Bottom Billion, supra note 44; Macartan Humphreys, In doing so, this article presents the outlines of a larger project to develop methodologies that pay attention to the regulatory dimension of implementing constitutionally secured rights. 128 William Easterly, Can Institutions Resolve Ethnic Conflict, 49 ECON. Whenever an autocrat expects a brief tenure, it pays him to confiscate those assets whose tax yield over his tenure is less than their total value. Separation of powers between executive Since the 1980s, scholars and development banks have recognized the link between judicial institutions and economic growth. In this Essay we suggest that these books (or at least some contributions to them) reflect insensitivity to the ambiguities surrounding the relationship between legal reform and development. Not surprisingly, the expansion of global trade, investment and aid flows and the proliferation of respective international law and governance structures have been accompanied by intense policy and scholarly debate that, in turn, has been shaping crucial turns in the trade and aid policies of major powers. Today, GNH is seen as one of a handful of so-called alternative visions of international development, and is attracting global attention from a growing number of policy makers, diplomats, scholars, tourists, journalists, and even religiously motivated truth-seekers. One cannot seem to get through a foreign policy debate these days without someone proposing the rule of law as a solution to one problem or another. With an ambitious task to “trace the evolution of thinking and practice of developed and developing country policies on trade and foreign aid” over the period from the 1960s to modern days, Constantine Michalopoulous narrates it as a story of uncertainty, ambitious hypotheses, trials, errors, and the correction of mistakes. It is also breath of fresh air and optimism when compared to the restrictive laws of other countries, particularly the United States. This paper examines factors that might explain why the windows of opportunity triggered by disasters are missed in some cases, while seized in others. The presumably failed law and development revived in the … High-quality institutions-reflected in such factors as rule of law, bureaucratic quality, freedom from government expropriation, and freedom from government repudiation of contracts-mitigate the adverse economic effects of ethnic fractionalization identified by Easterly and Levine (1997) and others. Environmental justice seeks to draw the necessary link between conservation and economically disadvantaged communities which was missing in environmental laws whose basic concern was nature conservation. Using a sample of forty-nine countries, the authors show that countries with poorer investor protections, measured by both the character of legal rules and the quality of law enforcement, have smaller and narrower capital markets. We predict that countries with more inclusion will have higher GDP per capita. As the third wave spread to Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere in the 1990s, democracy promoters extended this model as a universal paradigm for understanding democ-ratization. Read your article online and download the PDF from your email or your account. There are many good reasons to include the rule of law—whether under its own name or that of a sister moniker such as “access to justice”—in the next generation of MDGs. Given these considerations, it becomes possible to answer the central issue of this study: Why is there a mismatch between what the Innovation Act proposes and what we can see as results? This paper argues for the need to make a greater link between those lines of debate. Following civil war, (re)establishing operational, legitimate and accessible justice systems for resolving disputes is touted as critical for sustainable peace. Developmental political states tend to be associated with resource-poor countries, albeit not exclusively so. It draws on insight from qualitative case studies, which show that direct and indirect rule institutionalized very different states and thereby differentially affected postcolonial political development. It recounts how international programs have not consistently embraced lessons learned about achieving societal change. But there is one constitutive element of developing societies that today's interventions repeatedly overlook. These findings apply to both equity and debt markets. This Article discusses the mandates and jurisdiction of human rights ombudsman institutions. Yet experience suggests that institutional reforms are rarely implemented post catastrophic disasters. and trash pickup—in U. S. cities (metro areas/urban counties) are inversely related to the city's (metro area's/county's) and legislative bodies also helps to prevent the abuse of power, but only with appropriate checks and balances. Imparting the rule of law to a society with no history of it involves changing the attitudes of masses and elites and creating a political culture in which nobody is above the law. As a result, both donors and recipient countries may have to confront challenges in promoting appropriate legal systems if they are serious about regulating development. Carothers (2006), e. ... See for instance,Porter et al (2014);Sannerholm et al (2012);Sriram et al (2011).7 Carothers (2006 c); ... 71 Antagonists have challenged the notion that would-be reformers are able to instigate legal changes given the obstacles posed by various economic, political or cultural factors. 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South Africa’s Social Industrialisation, not Iron Industrialisation, Path Dependence, Abnormal Times and Missed Opportunities: Case Studies of Catastrophic Natural Disasters From India and Nepal, But Seriously Now … Lawyers as Agents of Happiness? An independent judiciary with the power to constrain the executive and legislative branches is commonly thought to be the foundation of government under the rule of law. The concept of nested regimes, which has mostly been used internationally, is applied in the domestic context in order to clarify where regulatory authority overlaps and how decision-making on rights or its avoidance impacts other actors. The study finds that, consistent with the conventional view, a more effective legal system is correlated with short-term general investment, and that the judiciary is important mainly because of its restraint over the state. DEV. We argue that although there are some reasons for optimism about the potential impact of legal reforms upon development, the relevant empirical literature is inconclusive on many important issues and counsels caution about the wisdom of continuing to invest substantial resources in promoting legal reform in developing countries without further research that clarifies these issues. Using several institutions – the judiciary, the executive, private industry, police, and Indigenous communities – the article illustrates how overlapping regimes attempt to avoid a rights based discourse and therefore complicate Indigenous strategies of resistance and reform. This work is a comprehensive treatment of this emerging paradigm, situating it within the intellectual and historical framework of the most influential development models since World War II. We have a neat, intellectually appealing theory. Location and climate have large effects on income levels and income growth through their effects on transport costs, disease burdens, and agricultural productivity, among other channels. Through a set of financial ratios involving information from balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement, we study how the IFRS adoption affected financial assets and liabilities. These dimensions include: the organization of the judiciary and the extent to which judicial careers are organized on a bureaucratic career model or what I call a “capstone” model; the organization of the courts and the extent to which jurisdiction is general or specific; the mechanisms of information distribution and the extent to which information is distributed to a broad public audience or a more confined professional audience; the role of judges, whether active or passive, in finding facts and shaping the issues in adjudication; the role of public versus private entities in the enforcement of judgments (damages); and the degree to which the mechanisms by which legal services are produced, priced and distributed are competitive or professionally-controlled. Moreover, the chapter analyses some particularities of the OHADA regime in order to assess how they affect entrepreneurial innovation in the environments in which the respondents trade. But the argument that good leadership itself determines good institutions also risks reproducing one of the most obstinate dilemmas in modern social theory: the contest between “structure” and “agency” as causal explanations of social change. It is formulated a hypothesis of unsustainable growth of Brazilian GDP per capita. At the core of this philosophy is an overestimation of social justice activity like Human Rights promotion at the expense of Asian Developmental States’ non-human rights approach to economic development activity, like industrialisation in rural and township regions of South Africa. While the current degree of democracy was not significant, long exposure to democracy was associated with lower corruption. We find that most indicators of institutional quality used to establish the proposition that institutions cause growth are constructed to be conceptually unsuitable for that purpose. 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