Rule Of Law Reform And Development
Charting the Fragile Path of Progress
Michael J. Trebilcock, Professor of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada and Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University, US
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This important book addresses a number of key issues regarding the relationship between the rule of law and development. It presents a deep and insightful inquiry into the current orthodoxy that the rule of law is the panacea for the world’s problems. The authors chart the precarious progress of law reforms both in overall terms and in specific policy areas such as the judiciary, the police, tax administration and access to justice, among others. They accept that the rule of law is necessarily tied to the success of development, although they propose a set of procedural values to enlighten this institutional approach. The authors also recognize that states face difficulties in implementing this institutional structures and identify the probable impediments, before proposing a rethink of law reform strategies and offering some conclusions about the role of the international community in the rule of law reform.
Contents: 1. The Relationship of the Rule of Law to Development 2. The Judiciary 3. Police 4. Prosecution 5. Correctional Institutions 6. Tax Administration 7. Access to Justice 8. Legal Education 9. Professional Regulation 10. Rethinking Rule of Law Reform Strategies Index