Thursday, February 16, 2017
relationship of law and economic development
Does Law Matter for Economic Development? Evidence From East Asia
1970s, law and society scholars drew on these traditions to inform international development policy in what was then called the "Law and Development Movement"
theoretically informed development policy focused on law (Tamanaha 1995).
Tamanaha, Brian Z. (1995), Review Essay: "The Lessons of Law and Development Studies," 89 American J. of International Law 470-86.
The Law and Development Movement ultimately fizzled (Gardner 1980; Trubek and Galanter 1974),
Gardner, James (1980) Legal Imperialism:A merican Lawyersa nd Foreign Aid in Latin America. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press;
Trubek, David & Marc Galanter (1974) "Scholars in Self-Estrangement: Some Reflections on the Crisis in Law and Development Studies in the UnitedStates," Wisconsin Law Rev. 1062-95.
Trubek, David (1972) "Max Weber on Law and the Rise of Capitalism," 1972 Wisconsin Law Rev. 720-53.
government agencies, international organizations, and the non-profit sector advocate the need for strengthening the rule of law in developing countries.
By most accounts, law has not played a major role in Asian economic growth. Scholars have placed more emphasis on particular policies, institutions, and cultural underpinnings rather than on law per se (Upham 1994).