The Export of Legal Education

Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries

Author: D. Wes Rist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317032284

Category: Law

Page: 212

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This collection is the multifaceted result of an effort to learn from those who have been educated in an American law school and who then returned to their home countries to apply the lessons of that experience in nations experiencing social, economic, governmental, and legal transition. Written by an international group of scholars and practitioners, this work provides a unique insight into the ways in which legal education impacts the legal system in the recipient’s home country, addressing such topics as efforts to influence the current style of legal education in a country and the resistance faced from entrenched senior faculty and the use of U.S. legal education methods in government and private legal practice. This book will be of significant interest not only to legal educators in the United States and internationally, and to administrators of legal education policy and reform, but also to scholars seeking a more in-depth understanding of the connections between legal education and socio-political change.

Strategien der Rechtsstaatsförderung

Deutsche und amerikanische Rechtstaatsförderung im Vergleich

Author: Sonja Riemer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643137958

Category:

Page: 321

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Rechtsstaatsförderung ist ein zentrales Instrument in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Schwellenländern. Die Autorin analysiert, welchen Einfluss Faktoren wie die eigene Rechtsstaatskonzeption, Fördermotive, institutionelle Strukturen oder die Kooperationsbereitschaft eines Empfängers auf die Ausgestaltung der Rechtsstaatsprogramme unterschiedlicher Geberstaaten haben. In einer qualitativ-komparativen Vergleichsstudie untersucht sie die Rechtsstaatsprogramme der Geberstaaten Deutschland und USA. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf den Förderprogrammen in Serbien und China.

Rethinking the Law School

Education, Research, Outreach and Governance

Author: Carel Stolker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107423872

Category: Law

Page: 472

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Written by a former dean, this book offers a unique understanding of challenges facing legal education, research, publishing and governance.

Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development

The Law and Economics of International Investment Agreements

Author: Olivier De Schutter,Johan Swinnen,Jan Wouters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135128065

Category: Law

Page: 350

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This book presents original research that examines the growth of international investment agreements as a means to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and considers how this affects the ability of capital-importing countries to pursue their development goals. The hope of countries signing such treaties is that foreign capital will accelerate transfers of technologies, create employment, and benefit the local economy through various types of linkages. But do international investment agreements in fact succeed in attracting foreign direct investment? And if so, are the sovereignty costs involved worth paying? In particular, are these costs such that they risk undermining the very purpose of attracting investors, which is to promote human development in the host country? This book uses both economic and legal analysis to answer these questions that have become central to discussions on the impact of economic globalization on human rights and human development. It explains the dangers of developing countries being tempted to 'signal' their willingness to attract investors by providing far-reaching protections to investors' rights that would annul, or at least seriously diminish, the benefits they have a right to expect from the arrival of FDI. It examines a variety of tools that could be used, by capital-exporting countries and by capital-importing countries alike, to ensure that FDI works for development, and that international investment agreements contribute to that end. This uniquely interdisciplinary study, located at the intersection of development economics, international investment law, and international human rights is written in an accessible language, and should attract the attention of anyone who cares about the role of private investment in supporting the efforts of poor countries to climb up the development ladder.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Anticorruption in Transition

A Contribution to the Policy Debate

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348024

Category: Political Science

Page: 101

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With the increasing recognition across the world of the damaging effects of corruption on economic growth and social stability. This report seeks to unpack the varied practices of corruption to identify and compare different patterns of the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It then draws out lessons for tailoring anticorruption strategies to address the variation across the region in an effort to target reforms more effectively. The report draws on many sources of ongoing research and lessons of experience, including the World Bank's work in this area. It is intended as a contribution to the growing policy dialogue on developing practical strategies for reducing corruption.

Annual Report

Author: National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Former Soviet republics

Page: N.A

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Die unterste Milliarde

Warum die ärmsten Länder scheitern und was man dagegen tun kann

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641204941

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.

Transition Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898802259

Category: Capitalism

Page: 204

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This report assesses recent economic developments in central eastern Europe and the Baltic states, south-eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The key points are: progress in reform during 2003-04 was most pronounced in south-eastern Europe, elsewhere the pace of transition was uneven; the transition countries are expected to grow by 6.1 per cent in 2004, helped by a positive international trade environment; rapid credit growth is boosting domestic consumption and investment; in the infrastructure sector, many countries have found it difficult to establish independent, accountable and credible regulatory agencies; private sector participation is increasingly taking the form of concessions and management contracts rather than asset sales; local investors are becoming more important.

Transition report 2004

infrastructure

Author: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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This report assesses recent economic developments in central eastern Europe and the Baltic states, south-eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The key points are: progress in reform during 2003-04 was most pronounced in south-eastern Europe, elsewhere the pace of transition was uneven; the transition countries are expected to grow by 6.1 per cent in 2004, helped by a positive international trade environment; rapid credit growth is boosting domestic consumption and investment; in the infrastructure sector, many countries have found it difficult to establish independent, accountable and credible regulatory agencies; private sector participation is increasingly taking the form of concessions and management contracts rather than asset sales; local investors are becoming more important.

Human Rights Under African Constitutions

Realizing the Promise for Ourselves

Author: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201108

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Some of the most massive and persistent violations of human rights occur in African nations. In Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves, scholars from a wide range of fields present a sober, systematic assessment of the prospects for legal protection of human rights in Africa. In a series of detailed and highly contextual studies of Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Uganda, experts seek to balance the socioeconomic and political diversity of these nations while using the same theoretical framework of legal analysis for each case study. Standards for human rights protection can be realized only through direct and strong support from a nation's legal and political institutions. The contributors to this volume uniformly conclude that a well-informed and motivated citizenry is the most powerful force for creating the political will necessary to effect change at the national level. In addition to a critical evaluation of the current state of human rights protection in each of these African nations, the contributors outline existing national resources available for protecting human rights and provide recommendations for more effective and practical use of these resources.

Education in Sierra Leone

Present Challenges, Future Opportunities

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821368699

Category: Education

Page: 207

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After a decade-long civil war, Sierra Leone witnessed an unprecedented surge in school enrollments at the primary and then the secondary levels. Committed to the Education for All objectives, the government further encouraged greater access to school. The country must now negotiate the transition from postwar recovery to regular delivery of education services. The main tasks ahead include reaching the remaining out-of-school children and improving the quality of the learning environment and, ultimately, of learning outcomes. Success will depend on the unrelenting, strong commitment of the government, the capacity of providers to effectively deliver education services, and a sustainable financial framework.

Advances in Panel Data Analysis in Applied Economic Research

2017 International Conference on Applied Economics (ICOAE)

Author: Nicholas Tsounis,Aspasia Vlachvei

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319700553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 705

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This proceedings volume presents new methods and applications in applied economic research with an emphasis on advances in panel data analysis. Featuring papers presented at the 2017 International Conference on Applied Economics (ICOAE) held at Coventry University, this volume provides current research on econometric panel data methodologies as they are applied in microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial economics and agricultural economics. International Conference on Applied Economics (ICOAE) is an annual conference that started in 2008 designed to bring together economists from different fields of applied economic research in order to share methods and ideas. Applied economics is a rapidly growing field of economics that combines economic theory with econometrics to analyse economic problems of the real world usually with economic policy interest. In addition, there is growing interest in the field for panel data estimation methods, tests and techniques. This volume makes a contribution in the field of applied economic research in this area. Featuring country specific studies, this book will be of interest to academics, students, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in applied economics and economic policy.