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Advanced Introduction to Law and Development

Michael J. Trebilcock and Mariana Mota Prado

This book offers a concise and accessible introduction to the main themes and debates in the field of law and development. It unpacks the role of legal systems and institutions, and investigates what kinds of law and legal arrangements are perceived (correctly or not) to encourage and facilitate development.
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Michael J. Trebilcock and Mariana Mota Prado

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Introduction

PART I  CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

1  Defining development

1.1  Development as economic growth: GDP (or GNI) per capita

1.2  Development as lack of poverty: the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index

1.3  Development as freedom: Human Development Index

1.4  Sustainable development

1.5  Development as quality of life: the National Happiness Index

1.6  Cultural relativism: challenging the notion of development

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