9781139235730 (ebook) 9781107028159 (hardback) 9781107609198 (paperback)
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.
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Formatted Contents Note
Law and development in middle-income countries : Introduction / Randall Peerenboom The politics of law and development in middle-income countries / Tom Ginsburg When does "politics" get in the way of development? The developmental state, good governance, and liberal democratic change in Malaysia and Singapore / Surain Subramaniam The rise of middle-income countries in the international trading system / Gregory Shaffer and Charles Sutton The middle intellectual property powers / Peter K. Yu Growing wealth in East Asian middle-income countries with transnational production regimes / John Gillespie Law and development in Central and Eastern Europe : the neoliberal development state and its problems / Bojan Bugaric Judicial intervention in civic-military relations : evidence from Colombia and Mexico / Julio Ríos-Figueroa and Fernanda Gómez-Abán. The prospects for anti-corruption law in middle-income countries / Kevin E. Davis The delivery of justice in middle-income countries / Juan Carlos Botero The role of courts and constitutions in the new politics of welfare in Latin America / Daniel M. Brinks and William Forbath The judicialization of health care : symptoms, diagnosis, and prescriptions / César Rodríguez-Garavito Nascent protections in emerging giants : struggles to judicialize labor rights in China and Indonesia / William Hurst Environmental challenges in middle-income countries : a comparison of enforcement in Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Mexico / Benjamin van Rooij and Lesley K. McAllister The United Nations and governance in middle-income countries : a Vietnam case study / Nicholas Booth Law and development in middle-income countries : Conclusion / Randall Peerenboom.