Global Business, Local Law

Global Business, Local Law

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This volume establishes a theoretical framework for exploring the role of host state legal systems (courts and bureaucracies) in mediating relations between foreign investment, civil society and government actors. It then demonstrates the application of that framework in the context of the south Indian city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore). Drawing on the 'law-and-community' approach of Roger Cotterrell, the volume identifies three mechanisms through which law might, in theory, ensure that social relations are productive: by expressing any mutual trust which may hold actors together, by ensuring that actors participate fully in social life and by coordinating the differences that hold actors apart. Empirical data reveals that each of these legal mechanisms is at work in Bengaluru. However, their operation is limited and skewed by the extent to which actors use, abuse and/or avoid them. Furthermore, these legal mechanisms are being eroded as a direct result of the World Bank's 'investment climate' discourse, which privileges the interests and values of foreign investors over those of other actors.The civil servants of the Central Service deal with matters such as foreign affairs, revenue and railways, on behalf of the ... of the Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service and the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS).23 An IAS officera#39;s anbsp;...

Title:Global Business, Local Law
Author:Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-02-28


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