Legal Empowerment, Social Movements and Fostering Equitable Economic Development in Cambodia

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Nandini Ramanujam

Rule of Law and Economic Development Research Group; McGill University

Siena Anstis

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Studies suggest that there may be a positive relationship between rule of law and economic growth. However, it is clear that economic growth happens in countries where there is a deficit in rule of law and that economic growth can be unequal. In this article, we accept the premise that rule of law may lead to economic growth and argue that, in order to secure equitable growth, access to justice through the legal empowerment of the poor must be a key concern of any rule of law reform. In particular, we argue that social movements play an instrumental role in the empowerment process.

Suggested Citation

Ramanujam, Nandini and Anstis, Siena, Legal Empowerment, Social Movements and Fostering Equitable Economic Development in Cambodia (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2727843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2727843

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Siena Anstis

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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