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This book examines the concept of 'development' from alternative perspectives and analyzes how different approaches influence law. 'Sustainable development' focuses on balancing economic progress, environmental protection, individual rights, and collective interests. It requires a holistic approach to human beings in their individual and social dimensions, which can be seen as a reference to 'integral human development' - a concept found in ethics. 'Development' can be considered as a value or a goal. But it also has a normative dimension influencing lawmaking and legal application; it is a rule of interpretation, which harmonizes the application of conflicting norms, and which is often based on the ethical and anthropological assumptions of the decision maker. This research examines how different approaches to 'development' and their impact on law can coexist in pluralistic and multicultural societies, and how to evaluate their legitimacy, analyzing the problem from an overarching theoretical perspective. It also discusses case studies stemming from different branches of law.
Law and Development
Part I CONCEPTUALIZING DEVELOPMENT
1. Tomas Gabris, "Law and Development" in the Light of Philosophy of (Legal) History
2. Christine Menges le Pape, Populorum Progressio, Development and Law?
3. Flavio Felice, Luca Sandona, Luigi Sturzo's Socio-Economic Development Theory and the Case of Italy: No Prophet in His Homeland
Part II DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE
4. George Garvey, International Financial Aid, Catholic Social Doctrine and Sustainable Integral Human Development
5. Zuzanna Selementova, Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for Developed and Developing States: A South African Perspective
6. Dai Tamada, Must Investment Contribute to the Economic Development of the Host State?: Scrutinizing Salini
Part III DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIETY
7. Franck Duhautoy, Water: The Common Heritage of Mankind?
8. Richard Peltz-Steele, Gaspar Kot, Private-Sector Transparency as Development Imperative: An African Inspiration
9. Adam Szafranski, Piotr Szwedo, Malgorzata Klein, Between Economic Development and Human Rights: Balancing E-Commerce and Adult Content Internet Filtering
Part IV APPLIED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
10. Ermanno Calzolaio, A Comparative Law Approach to the Notion of Sustainable Development: An Example from Urban Planning Law
11. Jan Glazewski, Challenges Concerning 'Development': A Case-Study on Subsistence and Small-Scale Fisheries in South Africa
12. Wojciech Banczyk, Economic and Social Development in the Republic of South Africa's New Model of Mineral Rights: Balancing Private Ownership, Community Rights, and Sovereignty
13. Daniel Zatorski, Sustainable Development as a New Trade Usage in International Sale of Goods Contracts