What makes poor countries poor? : Institutional determinants of development / Michael J. Trebilcock, Mariana Mota Prado.
By: Trebilcock, M. J.
Contributor(s): Prado, Mariana Mota.Material type: TextPublisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, Copyright date: ©2011Description: viii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857938862; 085793886X; 9780857938916; 0857938916.Subject(s): Economic development -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- 21st centuryOnline resources: View Table of Contents | View Title Preview
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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 different fields of development. In the domestic sphere, the authors answer these questions by analyzing institutional reforms in the public (rule of law, political regimes and bureaucracy) and the private sectors (contracts, property rights, and privatization). In the international sphere, they discuss the importance of institutions for trade, foreign direct investment, and foreign aid.
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