Law and Development in Middle-Income Countries: Conclusion

23 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2013

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Randall Peerenboom

La Trobe University - Faculty of Law and Management; Oxford University - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Date Written: January 22, 2013

Abstract

This concluding chapter summarizes the key findings, locates these findings within the existing literatures on law and development and related fields, develops policy recommendations for MIC governments and development agencies, and highlights areas for further research. The discussion is organized around the eight issue areas: (1) is “middle-income country” an analytically useful category? (2) is there a middle-income trap, are there various traps, or is it a myth? (3) what if anything do successful MICs share? (4) why have East Asian states been so successful, and does the recent success of Central and Eastern European states provide an alternative model? (5) what is the relationship between politics, or political-economy, and development in MICs? (6) how have MICs been influenced by and adapted to the new international economic order? (7) what approaches are available to MICs to address pressing socio-economic issues? and finally, (8) what lessons are there for policymakers and development agencies in promoting rule of law and good governance in MICs? I conclude with some recommendations for future research.

Keywords: law and development, middle-income countries, comparative law, economic and social rights

Suggested Citation

Peerenboom, Randall, Law and Development in Middle-Income Countries: Conclusion (January 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2205163

Randall Peerenboom (Contact Author)

La Trobe University - Faculty of Law and Management ( email )

Department of Economics and Finance
Victoria 3552, 3086
Australia

Oxford University - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

St. Cross Building
St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

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