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What makes poor countries poor? : Institutional determinants of development

Author: M J Trebilcock; Mariana Mota Prado
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the idea that institutions matter for development, asking what lessons we have learned from past reform efforts, and what role lawyers can play in this field. It provides a critical overview of different conceptions and theories of development, situating institutional theories within the larger academic debate on development. The book also discusses why, whether, and how institutions matter in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Trebilcock; Mariana Mota Prado
ISBN: 9780857938862 085793886X 9780857938916 0857938916
OCLC Number: 751752275
Description: viii, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ends and means of development --
The rule of law and development: in search of the Holy Grail --
The property rights/contract rights development nexus --
Political regimes, ethnic conflict and development --
Public administration, corruption and development --
State-owned enterprises, privatization and development --
International trade, foreign direct investment and development --
Foreign aid and development: the aid-institutions paradox --
In search of knowledge.
Responsibility: Michael J. Trebilcock, Mariana Mota Prado.

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'Law and development is a difficult field. It is at once multi-disciplinary and comparative; historical and policy driven; theoretical and empirical; positive and normative. Here at long last is a Read more...

 
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