From Extraction to Emancipation

Development Reimagined

Edited by: Raquel Aldana, Steven W. Bender

Tags: Environmental/Energy and Resources Law, International Law

320 pp $59.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-1018-8

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This book is co-published by the ABA Section of International Law and Carolina Academic Press.

With a distinguished and diverse group of contributors, this edited volume uses Guatemala as a case study to examine broad global themes arising from development practices in emerging economies. It offers important lessons to investors and policy makers on strategies to improve distributional justice and respect for the rule of law, including human rights and environmental norms. The book examines global themes such as climate change, extractive industries, labor regimes, and forced migration, all of which have transborder implications and across-border commonalities. Moving beyond identifying problems, the contributors focus on creative solutions to help developing nations and corporations engage in more sustainable business practices.

"The perceptive contributors to From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined have achieved the ambitious goal of the title. In the clear and fluid styles of each chapter, a broad selection of the hidden and not-so-hidden costs economic globalization are explored with a fine hand, and a number of well-conceived measures to promote the rights and protect the lands of indigenous populations are sketched out. From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined thus provides an important examination of the perils of today's dark alliance between central governments of poor nations across the globe and the national and trans-national corporations that trigger and sustain economic growth and influence law, and is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in better understanding today's swiftly developing and interconnected world." Jay Silver, J.D., LL.M., Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law