The Limits of Law and Development : Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice, Hardback Book

The Limits of Law and Development : Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice Hardback

Edited by Sam (University of Warwick, UK) Adelman, Abdul Paliwala


As resistance mounts to the still dominant but clearly bankrupt ideology of neoliberal globalisation and the poverty, inequality and corruption that characterises it, this book explores contemporary understandings of the relationship between law, development and social injustice.

In a legal context, and primarily in relation to the now well-established field of `law and development', the book's central aim is to address the limits of the concept of development in all its forms: including post-development, alternative development and sustainable development.

How should we understand development and social injustice in a period marked by financial, economic, political and ecological crises?

With contributors that include internationally renowned scholars in law and development, contemporary thinkers, and a new generation of academics working in the UK, South Asia, Africa and elsewhere, this book offers an important interrogation of why the concept of development is widely considered to be problematic, and the need to think beyond it.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9781138300354



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