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Law and Development of Middle-Income Countries: Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap

Edited by: Randall Peerenboom, Tom Ginsburg

ISBN13: 9781107028159
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107609198



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In 1960, there were 101 middle-income countries. By 2008, only thirteen of these had become high-income countries. Why do so many middle-income countries fail to develop after a promising start, becoming mired in the so-called middle-income trap? This interdisciplinary volume addresses the special challenges that middle-income countries confront from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. It is the first volume that addresses law and development issues in middle-income countries from the perspective of political, administrative and legal institutions and policies. The goal is to provide international development agencies and domestic policy makers with feasible recommendations to address the wide range of technically, politically and socially complex issues that middle-income countries face.

Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
1. Introduction Randall Peerenboom

Part I. The Politics of Development in MICS:
2. The politics of law and development in middle-income countries Tom Ginsburg
3. When does 'politics' get in the way of development?: the developmental state, good governance, and liberal democratic change in Malaysia and Singapore Surain Subramaniam

Part II. MICs in a Globalized Economy:
4. The rise of middle-income countries in the international trading system Gregory Shaffer and Charles Sutton
5. The middle intellectual property powers Peter Yu
6. Growing wealth in East Asian MICs with transnational production regimes John Gillespie

Part III. Good Governance and the Rule of Law in MICs:
7. Law and development in Central and Eastern Europe: neoliberal development state and its problems Bojan Bugaric
8. Judicial intervention in civic-military relations: evidence from Colombia and Mexico Julio Rios-Figueroa and Maria Fernanda Gomez Aban
9. The prospect for anti-corruption law in middle-income countries Kevin Davis
10. The delivery of justice in middle-income countries Juan Botero

Part IV. Socio-Economic Challenges in MICs:
11. The role of courts and constitutions in the new politics of welfare in Latin America Daniel Brinks and William Forbath
12. The judicialization of health care: symptoms, diagnosis, and prescriptions Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
13. Nascent protections in emerging giants: struggles to judicialize labor rights in China and Indonesia William Hurst
14. Environmental challenges in MICs: a comparison of enforcement in Brazil and China Benjamin van Rooij and Lesley K. McAllister

Part V. International Donor Strategies for MICs:
15. The UN and governance in middle-income countries: a Vietnam case study Nick Booth
16. Law and development in MICs: conclusion Randall Peerenboom and Tom Ginsburg.