Asian Law Center

Selected Faculty Scholarship

Development and Rule of Law

Books or Treatises

One Billion Rising: Law, Land and the Alleviation of Global Poverty (Roy L. Prosterman, Robert Mitchell & Tim Hanstad eds., Leiden University Press 2009). 454 pages.

Roy Prosterman, "A Fieldwork-Based Appraisal of Individual Peasant Farming in Russia," chapter in Van Atta, ed., The Farmer Threat: The Political Economy of Agrarian Reform in Post-Soviet Russia, (Westview Press, 1993) (with Hanstad).

Roy Prosterman, "China: A Fieldwork-Based Appraisal of the Household Responsibility System, with Recommendations for the Future," "Introduction" and "Conclusion: Land Reform in Past and Future" chapters in Prosterman, Hanstad and Temple, eds., Agrarian Reform and Grassroots Development: Ten Case Studies, Curry Foundation policy study (Lynne Rienner, 1990) (with Hanstad and Temple).

Roy Prosterman, Agrarian Reform and Grassroots Development: Ten Case Studies. Editor with Mary N. Temple and Hanstad. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1990.

Roy Prosterman, Land Reform and Democratic Development. With Jeffrey M. Riedinger. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1987. A book dealing with land reform and rural development in a democratic setting.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Dongsheng Zang, From Environment to Energy: China's Reconceptualization of Climate Change, 27 Wis. Int'l L. J. 543-74 (2009).

Dongsheng Zang, Green from Above: Climate Change, New Developmental Strategy, and Regulatory Choice in China, 45 Tex. Int'l L.J. 201-32 (2009).

Joel M. Ngugi, Policing Neo-Liberal Reforms: The Rule of Law as an Enabling and Restrictive Discourse, 26 U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 513-99 (2005).

Joel M. Ngugi, Re-examining the Role of Private Property in Market Democracies: Problematic Ideological Issues Raised by Land Registration, 25 Mich. J. Int'l L. 467-527 (2004).

Joel M. Ngugi, The World Bank and the Ideology of Reform and Development in International Economic Development Discourse, 14 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 313-45 (2006), reprinted in 3 Indonesian J. Int'l L. 316 (2006).

Joel Ngugi, Making New Wine for Old Wineskins: Can the Reform of International Law Emancipate the Third World in the Age of Globalization?, 8 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 73-106 (2002).

Joel Ngugi, The Decolonization-Modernization Interface and the Plight of Indigenous Peoples in Post-Colonial Development Discourse in Africa, 20 Wis. Int'l L.J. 297-351 (2002).

Jon Eddy, Rule of Law in Afghanistan: The Intrusion of Reality, Kokusai Kyôryoku Ronshû [J. Int'l Cooperation Stud.], Oct. 2009, at 1-23.

Jonathan A. Eddy, Legal Culture, Institutional Design Choices, and the Struggle to Implement an Effective Anti-Money Laundering Regime in Indonesia, 7 Austrl. J. Asian L. 1-23 (2005).

Roy Prosterman, "Can China Feed Itself?" Scientific American, November 1996, Vol. 275, No. 5 (with Hanstad and Li).

Roy Prosterman, "Land Reform in China: The Two-Field System Experiment in Pingdu," Social Sciences in China, Vol. 20, No.1 (1999) (with Tim Hanstad and Li Ping).

Roy Prosterman, "Land Tenure, Food Security and Rural Development in China" Development vol. 44, no. 4 (2001).

Roy Prosterman, "Large-Scale Farming in China: An Appropriate Policy?," Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 28, No. 1 (1998) (with Hanstad and Li).

Veronica Taylor, New Markets, New Commodity: Japanese Legal Technical Assistance, 23 (2) Wisconsin Intl. L. J. 251-281 (2005).

Book Chapters

Jane K. Winn, Social Networks, Electronic Commerce, and Economic Liberalization in China, in The Politics of Affective Relations: East Asia and Beyond 231-47 (Hahm Chaihark & Daniel A. Bell eds., Lexington Books 2004).

The Role of Lawyers in Taiwan’s Emerging Democracy

Joel M. Ngugi, The "Curse" of Ecological Interdependence: Africa, Climate Change and Social Justice, in Climate Change: A Reader 967-88 (William H. Rodgers, Jr. et al. eds., Carolina Academic Press 2011).

Veronica Taylor & J.O. Haley, "Rule of Law in Japan," in Discourses on Rule of Law in Asia, (R. Peerenboom ed., Routledge Curzon 2004).

Veronica Taylor, "The Law Reform Olympics: Measuring Technical Legal Assistance in Transition Economies," in Law Reform in Developing and Transitional States (T. Lindsey ed., Routledge, 2007).

Professional Publications

Joel M. Ngugi, Making the Link Between Corruption and Human Rights: Promises and Perils, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 246-50 (2011).

Joel M. Ngugi, Stalling Juristocracy While Deepening Judicial Independence in Kenya: Towards a Political Question Doctrine, in Reinforcing Judicial and Legal Institutions: Kenyan and Regional Perspectives (Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists 2007) (Judiciary Watch Series Vol. 5).

Roy Prosterman, Agricultural Land Markets in Lithuania, Poland, and Romania: Implications for Accession to the European Union, Rural Development Institute Reports on Foreign Aid and Development, No. 99, October 1999 (with Leonard Rolfes).

Roy Prosterman, Egypt's Landless Have No Love for Murbarak, Poverty Matters Blog (Feb. 8, 2011, 5:19PM),

Roy Prosterman, Implementation of the 30-Year Land Use Rights for Farmers Under China's 1998 Land Management Law: An Analysis and Recommendations Based on a 17 Province Survey, Rural Development Institute Reports on Foreign Aid and Development, No. 105, March 2000 (with Brain Schwarzwalder and Ye Jianping).

Roy Prosterman, Land Reform: A Revised Agenda for the 21st Century, RDI Report, No. 108, April 2000 (with Hanstad).

Book Reviews

Joel M. Ngugi, Book Review, 31 Fordham Int'l L.J. 596-602 (2008) (reviewing Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs: Lessons from Africa (2006)).


Rasmus Rasmusson, Christo Artusio, Olga Gassan-zade, Etienne Gonin & Joel Ngugi, A Country-Driven Approach to the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substance in Developing Countries (Colum. Int'l Aff. Online Working Paper No. 01-04, 2001).

Additional Publications

Susan Whiting, “What’s Law Got to Do with it? Competition among Legal, Political, and Social Norms in the Generation and Resolution of Rural Land Disputes,” EAI Fellows Program Working Paper No. 25 (July 2010)

Susan Whiting, Power and Wealth in Rural China: The Political Economy of Institutional Change (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Susan Whiting, “The Role of Law in China’s Economic Development,” (co-authored with Donald Clarke and Peter Murrell), in China’s Great Economic Transformation (Thomas Rawski and Loren Brandt, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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