Governance in Economic Development: Law, Politics and the Role of the State (Remaking the Developmental State)

WAGE Research Collaborative

Description of the Project:

This project will analyze issues of governance in economic development in China, India, Brazil and South Africa with particular reference to the changing role of law, politics and the state in these countries, and how these forces interact at the international level within a globalized economy.

Abstract

Principal Investigators:

Target Country Project Affiliates

WAGE press release on the research collaborative

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Working Papers:

David Trubek, "Developmental States and the Legal Order: Towards a New Political Economy of Development and Law," Paper prepared for the conference on Social Science in the Age of Globalization, National Institute for Advanced Study on Social Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (December 2008)

Activities for Year III

Fall 2010

  • September 15, 2010: "The Challenges of Creating Inclusive, Democratic City-regions in Post-Apartheid South Africa," lecture by David Everatt, Professor and Executive Director, Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Johannesburg, part of the speaker series on Remaking the Developmental State sponsored by WAGE and GLS and African Studies Program's Africa at Noon series, 206 Ingraham Hall, Noon-1pm, hosted by Professor Gay Seidman.  Details 

  • September 23, 2010: Workshop on “Brazil: Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies,” 9:00 – 11:50 a.m., Thursday, September 23, 2010, Grainger Hall, Executive Dining Room, 975 University Avenue, Madison, speakers: Dr. Welber Barral, Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Government of Brazil and Tim Sheehan, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, sponsored by CIBER, GLS, UW-Madison International Division, UW-Madison Brazil Initiative, Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Madison International Trade Association – cost $30.00 (includes breakfast). Details

  • September 23-24, 2010: Conference on "Emerging Issues in US-Brazil Relations," sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, UW-Madison and co-sponsored by the Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental State and GLS, details pending.

  • November, 3-4, 2010: Conference on Law and Development in Brazil in Global Context, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  UW Participants include Professors David Trubek, John Ohnesorge, Marc Galanter and Shubha Ghosh, sponsored by GLS, Tinker Foundation and ABDI, Brazil.  Other sponsors pending.

    Spring 2011

  • May 6-7, 2011: Workshop on States, Development and Global Governance part of the Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental State, Lubar Commons, 2 day event, details pending.  Call for papers

    Keynote speaker: Glauco Arbix, Brazil
    Pre-dinner speaker: Kishan Rana, India

    Other speakers: Ronald Herring (Cornel University), Bruno Meyerhof Salama and Mario Schapiro (FGV Law School, Brazil), Charles Maddox and Jonathan Burton-MacLeaod (Jindal Law School), Dongsheng Zang (University of Washington, Seattle), Neva Makgetla, David Everatt, Joesphilda Nhlapo-Hlope and Richard Levin (South Africa), Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico), Rafael Lucchesi (SENAI, Brazil) and Nicholas Howson (University of Michigan)

    Draft Program

    Pre-dissertation travel grants, summer 2011

Call for proposals


Activities for Year II

Fall 2009

  • September 18, 2009: Rodolfo Elbert, recipient of Remaking the Developmental State travel grants, will give a lecture in the Sociology of Development Brown Bag Series, sponsored by GLS, WAGE and Department of Sociology, 12:15pm, Havens seminar room, 8108 Social Sciences. 

  • October 2, 2009: Julia McReynolds, recipient of Remaking the Developmental State travel grants, will give a lecture in the Sociology of Development Brown Bag Series, sponsored by GLS, WAGE and Department of Sociology,12:15pm, Havens seminar room, 8108 Social Sciences. 

  • October 9, 2009: "The Paradox of the Weak State Revisited: Industrial Policy, Network Governance, and Political Decentralization" by Professor Josh Whitford (Department of Sociology, Columbia University), part of the Sociology of Development brown bag series and the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" WAGE Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE, 12:15pm, Havens seminar room, 8108 Social Sciences. 
  • November 6-7, 2009: LANDS meeting hosted by Professor David Trubek.

  • December 2, 2009: "The Global Financial Crisis and the Global South: The Experience of South Africa," Dr. Neva Makgetla, Lead Economist, Development Bank of Southern Africa, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE and co-sponsored by African Studies Program, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall. All are welcome.

  • December 8, 2009: Paulina Calfucoy, recipient of Remaking the Developmental State travel grants, will give a lecture in the LACIS Brown Bag Series, sponsored by GLS, WAGE and LACIS,Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall.

Spring 2010

  • February 24, 2010: "Intellectual Property Rights Regime and the Creation of Innovation- Based Enterprises in India," by Professor Rakesh Basant, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE, 12:00-1:00pm, 2435 Social Sciences.
  • March 9, 2010: "Innovation Policy in Brazil: New Approaches in the Lula Government," by Professor Glauco Arbix, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" WAGE Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE and co-sponsored by LACIS, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall.

  • March 12-13, 2010: Workshop on "States, Development and Global Governance," under the WAGE Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental State, sponsored by GLS and WAGE, other sponsors pending, 2 day workshop, Lubar Commons (7200 Law)
    Speakers
    : Professor Rob Howse (New York University), Professor Mark Copelovitch (UW-Madison), Professor Cynthia Roberts (Hunter College), Professor Glauco Arbix (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Professor Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico) and Professor Shireen Hassim (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Professor John Echeverri-Gent (Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia).

    If you are interested in attending, please contact Sumudu Atapattu by March 8, 2010.

    See workshop website for agenda and papers.

  • April 22, 2010: "Developmental State Strategies Before the WTO Dispute Settlement System: The Case of Brazil," by Professor Michelle Ratton-Sanchez, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" WAGE Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE, 4pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law) (details pending), followed by reception.  CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending.

Pre-dissertation Travel Grants for Graduate Students, summer 2010

The collaborative will award upto six grants to graduate students for summer 2010. The deadline for applications: Monday, March 15, 2010

Call for proposals

Activities for Year I

Fall 2008

  • October 30, 2008: “From Plan to Market: The Development of China’s Food Safety Law,” by Yuanyuan Shen (Lecturer in Economics at Brandeis University and a Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School), Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Law 2260, part of the Speaker Series on “Managing Challenges of Import Safety in a Global Market” sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), Food Research Institute (FRI), Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA), and East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC).  This lecture is also part of the speaker series on "Governance in Economic Development: Law, Politics and the Role of the State," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and WAGE.

  • November 6, 2008: "China's Emerging International Role: New Inequalities in the Developing World," by Professor Barbara Stallings (Brown University), sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the Global Legal Studies Center (GLS) and co-sponsored by LACIS, African Studies Program and Center for East Asian Studies, Thursday, November 6, 2008, 4:00pm, venue tba.

  • November 6, 2008: “Can (or Should) the Law Govern Markets? Lessons from Recent Economic Crises,” outreach lecture by Professor Diogo Coutinho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, part of the WAGE Research Collaborative on “Governance in Economic Development: Law, Politics and the Role of the State,” sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center and WAGE, Thursday, November 6, 2008, 6:00pm (reception from 7:00-7:30pm), Lubar Commons (7200 Law).Approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys

    If you are interested in attending the lecture, please email Sumudu Atapattu by October 30, 2008 with your institutional affiliation and contact details.
  • Workshop on Law and the New Developmental State (LANDS), November 7-8, 2008

    The workshop will examine current debates in development theory, review literature concerning innovations in various policy areas, explore emerging practices in Latin America and elsewhere, and discuss future research directions.  The primary format for the workshop will be a series of roundtables at which key texts will be discussed and implications for future research developed. For workshop agenda, readings and participants, visit: LANDS

Spring 2009

  • January 30, 2009: Roundtable on "Remaking the Developmental State" with Professors Gay Seidman (Sociology), John Ohnesorge (Law) and David Trubek (Law), part of the WAGE Research Collaborative, sponsored by GLS, WAGE, Global Studies and Department of Sociology, Noon-1pm, 8108 Social Sciences (Havens Seminar Room)

  • February 10, 2009: “The Transformation of the Legal Profession in Contemporary China,” by Sida Liu, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago and Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, part of the speaker series on “Remaking the Developmental State” sponsored by GLS and WAGE and co-sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center, Center for East Asia and the UW-Madison China Initiative, hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge, 8:45-9:45am, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • February 19, 2009: "Building the Rule of Law and Corporate Governance in Russia - The Unfinished Struggle," by Matthew Murray, Corruption Risk Manager, TNK-BP Management, Russia and President, Sovereign Ventures Inc., 4-5 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, sponsored by CREECA, WAGE and GLS.

  • May 1, 2009: “The Developmental State in the Information Economy: Liberalism, Social Reproduction and the Ireland-Silicon Valley Nexus” by Professor Sean O'Riain, Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Centre for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, part of the speaker series on "Remaking the Developmental State" WAGE Research Collaborative sponsored by GLS and WAGE, 12:15pm in Room 8108 Social Sciences.

Graduate Student Awards

  • Paulina Calfucoy (Sociology)
  • Julia McReynolds (Sociology)
  • Rodolfo Elbert (Sociology)
  • Meina Cai (Political Science)
  • Po-Yi Hung (Geography)

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