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Enriching the World Bank's vision of national legal systems and foreign direct investment

Perry-Kessaris, Amanda (2009) Enriching the World Bank's vision of national legal systems and foreign direct investment. In: Bergling, P. and Ederlöf, J. and Taylor, V. (eds.) Rule of Law Promotion: Global Perspectives, Local Applications. Uppsala, Sweden: Iustus Förlag, pp. 271-286. ISBN 978-91-7678-713-7.

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Abstract

Legal and judicial reform, or “rule of law promotion”, is – and is likely to remain – a priority for international organizations, aid agencies and national governments. The elasticity of the rule of law concept allows it to invoke in support of conflict prevention and peace-building, political transition and human rights, and promoting economic development. Operationally, rule of law project design and programming seem to be converging worldwide. Yet, as rule of law promotion expands its geographic reach to new conflict zones and to Asia, diversity in local political, economic and social environments becomes more obvious. This volume explores what happens when global rule of law promotion confronts local realities, and with what results. We present a fresh collection of essays from new and established scholars in Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan. The contributors explore local case studies ranging from Aceh, Cambodia and East Timor through Vietnam and the PRC, as well as studies of international rule of law promoters including the EU, the World Bank and the UN Security Council. The contributions highlight the increased complexity of the field; the proliferation of local and non-state actors involved in rule of law promotion; and the need for more accountability and good governance by international actors themselves. Book description from publisher website at: http://www.iustus.se/

Item Type: Book Section
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Rule of law, law and development, world bank, investment climate
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 13:24
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/824

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