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

  • Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development

    Edited by Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Rosa Freedman

    Bringing together leading academics from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law – that theory motivates and enables – the writings…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 
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  • Transformative Rule of Law

    Theory and Practice

    By Vivienne O'Connor Gluck

    The provision of international rule of law assistance, where ‘rule of law practitioners’ support the efforts of developing, post-conflict and transitioning countries to construct a rule of law, has been ongoing since the 1940’s. The results of nearly eight decades of rule of law assistance have,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
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  • Policing and the Politics of Order-Making

    Edited by Peter Albrecht, Helene Maria Kyed

    This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this complex with respect to marginalized young men in Haiti, community policing members…

    Paperback – 2016-07-12
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  • The Political Economy of Government Auditing

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

    By Carlos Santiso

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
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  • Law and Society in Latin America

    A New Map

    Edited by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

    Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America have changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have consolidated democratic rule, fundamental innovations have been introduced in state institutions, social movements have turned to law to advance their…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
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  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings

    Experiences and Lessons from the Andes

    By Anna Barrera

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyses how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
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  • Governing Refugees

    Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

    By Kirsten McConnachie

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
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  • Justice and Security Reform

    Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone

    By Lisa Denney

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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  • Justice Reform and Development

    Rethinking Donor Assistance to Developing and Transitional Countries

    By Linn A. Hammergren

    This book explores the objectives pursued in donor programs, the methods used to advance them, and the underlying assumptions and strategies. It emphasizes the unexpected and sometimes unpleasant consequences of ignoring not only political and societal constraints but also advances in our technical…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities

    Latin American and African Perspectives

    Edited by Rachel Sieder, John Andrew McNeish

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
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  • From the Global to the Local

    How International Rights Reach Bangladesh's Children

    By Andrea Schapper

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
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  • Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa

    Traditional or Transformative?

    By Patrick McAuslan

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform

    By George Meszaros

    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, Social Movements, Law and…

    Paperback – 2015-01-07
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  • Policing and Human Rights

    The Meaning of Violence and Justice in the Everyday Policing of Johannesburg

    By Julia Hornberger

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
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  • Lawyers and the Construction of Transnational Justice

    Edited by Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth

    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,…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07
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  • Governance through Development

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

    By Celine Tan

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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  • Lawyers and the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalization

    Edited by Yves Dezalay, Bryant Garth

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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  • State Violence and Human Rights

    State Officials in the South

    Edited by Steffen Jensen, Andrew Jefferson

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-19
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  • Law in the Pursuit of Development

    Principles into Practice?

    Edited by Amanda Perry Kessaris

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-09-09
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  • Global Perspectives on the Rule of Law

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-07-12
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  • Marginalized Communities and Access to Justice

    Edited by Yash Ghai CBE, Jill Cottrell

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-17
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