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Law and the New Developmental State
The Brazilian Experience in Latin American Context

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David M. Trubek, Diogo R. Coutinho, Mario G. Schapiro, Shunko Rojas, Alvaro Santos, Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin, Helena Alviar Garcia
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  • Date Published: October 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107460102

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  • This book explores the emergence of a new developmental state in Latin America and its significance for law and development theory. In Brazil since 2000, emerging forms of state activism, including a new industrial policy and a robust social policy, differ from both classic developmental state and neoliberal approaches. They favor a strong state and a strong market, employ public-private partnerships, seek to reduce inequality, and embrace the global economy. Case studies of state activism and law in Brazil show new roles emerging for legal institutions. They describe how the national development bank uses law in innovation promotion, trade law strengthens new developmental policies in export promotion and public health, and social law frames innovative poverty-relief programs that reduce inequality and stimulate demand. Contrasting Brazilian experience with Colombia and Mexico, the book underscores the unique features of Brazil's trajectory and the importance of this experience for understanding the role of law in development today.

    • Presents a pioneering study of the new developmental state in emerging economies and the central role played by law and legal institutions
    • Analyzes the relationship between law and development policy in Brazil and Latin America today
    • Research conducted by a team of Latin American legal scholars and experts in law and development
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This pioneering and innovative set of studies will soon be required reading. One of foremost authors in the field, David Trubek has together with Alvaro Santos helped spark a new generation of scholarship on law and development. This book makes good on one of the conclusions from their hugely successful earlier volume, which pointed to the need for contextual and comparative study of legal reforms in developing countries. Trubek and Santos, now with their highly talented co-editors Helena Alviar and Diogo Coutinho, are once more paving the way forward in the field, in this case by bringing together a remarkable group of scholars focusing on Latin America. Timely and thoughtfully presented, this work will contribute to academic discourses and policy debates alike." - Chantal Thomas, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107460102
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 155 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Law, state, and the new developmentalism: an introduction David M. Trubek
    2. New state activism in Brazil and the challenge for law David M. Trubek, Diogo R. Coutinho and Mario G. Schapiro
    Part I. New Industrial Policies: Global Insertion, Productive Transformation, Investment Strategies, and Flexible Law:
    3. Understanding neo-developmentalism in Latin America: new industrial policies in Brazil and Colombia Shunko Rojas
    4. Rediscovering the developmental path? Development bank, law, and innovation financing in the Brazilian economy Mario Shapiro
    Part II. Trade Law: Carving out Development Policy Space within the WTO Regime:
    5. Carving out policy autonomy for developing countries in the World Trade Organization: the experience of Brazil and Mexico Alvaro Santos
    6. Developmental responses to the international trade legal game: cases of intellectual property and export credit law reforms in Brazil Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin
    Part III. Social Policy and Equity: Two Approaches to the Relationship between Social Policy, Law, and Development Strategy:
    7. Decentralization and coordination in social law and policy: the Bolsa família program Diogo R. Coutinho
    8. Social policy and the new development state: the case of Colombia Helena Alviar Garcia.

  • Editors

    David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    David M. Trubek is Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Senior Research Fellow in the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession. A graduate of Yale Law School, he has taught at Harvard, Yale, and the Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, and was Director of the University of Wisconsin, Madison's International Institute and its Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy.

    Helena Alviar Garcia, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
    Helena Alviar Garcia is Dean and Associate Professor of Law at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied law at Universidad de los Andes. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard Law School and has been a Tinker Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Diogo R. Coutinho, University of São Paulo Law School
    Diogo R. Coutinho is Associate Professor of Law at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law and Senior Research Fellow at Cebrap (the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning). He has a Ph.D. in law from the University of São Paulo and an MS from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Alvaro Santos, Georgetown University Law Center
    Alvaro Santos is Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, law and economic development, transnational labor law and legal theory. He earned an SJD and LLM from Harvard Law School and an LLB from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


    David M. Trubek, Diogo R. Coutinho, Mario G. Schapiro, Shunko Rojas, Alvaro Santos, Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin, Helena Alviar Garcia

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