Lawmaking for Development

Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects

Edited by Julia Arnscheidt, Benjamin van Rooij, and Jan Michiel Otto

Edited by Julia Arnscheidt, Benjamin van Rooij, and Jan Michiel Otto

Distributed for Leiden University Press

320 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2
Paper $65.50 ISBN: 9789087280468 Published February 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This volume explores how legislation and lawmaking function in developing countries; how legislation specifically contributes to this development; and how lawmaking and legislation can be improved by nations themselves or through donor-assisted projects. Lawmaking and Development combines insight from both scholars and practitioners involved in legal assistance projects in order to address topics such as legal transplantation, legislative quality, linkages between legislation and implementation, and the politics of lawmaking.

Lawmaking for development: An introduction
B. Van Rooij, J. Arncheidt, and J.M. Otto
1 Law and development, law and economics and the fate of legal technical assistance
S. Newton
2 Using legislative theory to improve law and development projects
J.M. Otto, W.S.R. Stoter, and J. Arnsheidt
3 Quality of legislation: A law and development project
N.A. Florjin
4 Lawmaking, development and the Rule of Law
A.W. Seidman and R.B. Seidman
5 Legislation in a global perspective
I.C. van der Viles
6 Bargaining about the land bill: Making effective legislation to protect arable land in China
B. van Rooij
7 Amalgamating environmental law in Indonesia
A.W. Bedner
8 Lawmaking in the new South Africa
R.B. Mqeke
9 Comments on lawmaking and legal reforms in Central Asia
J.J. Deppe
10 The codification process of Russian civil law
F.J.M. Feldbrugge
11 The Russian experience: A Dutch perspective on legislative collaboration
W. Snijders
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