The Resource Rules for a flat world : why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy, Gillian Hadfield

Rules for a flat world : why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy, Gillian Hadfield

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Rules for a flat world : why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy
Title
Rules for a flat world
Title remainder
why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy
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Gillian Hadfield
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "If you want a simple representation of the twentieth-century economy, picture a large corporation as a box. To do the same for today's economy, though, we need to blow up that box and reassemble the pieces into a network. The network is global, stretching across the planet untethered to political and legal boundaries. This is the economy of the twenty-first century, characterized by ever-expanding global supply chains and communication systems. In 2005, Thomas Friedman reduced this phenomenon to one phrase, the title of his massively successful book: The World is Flat. Of course, the phrase is misleading. The world may be getting flatter in some places, but there are still many factors that tilt the odds in favor of some locations over others. Law and economics professor Gillian Hadfield picks up where Friedman's book left off, by peeling back the technological layer to look at what lies beneath-our legal infrastructure-and argues that the outdated legal system is, in fact, largely
  • responsible for our still-slanted world. Put simply, the law and legal methods on which we currently rely have failed to evolve along with technology. Hadfield argues that not only are these systems too slow, costly, and localized to support economic complexity, they also fail to address looming challenges such as global warming, poverty, and oppression in developing countries. The answer, however, is not the one critics usually reach for-to have less of it. Through a sweeping review of law and the world economy over thousands of years, Hadfield makes the case for building a legal environment that does more of what we need it to do and less of what we don't. Hadfield offers, in engaging and accessible prose, a model for a more market- and globally-oriented legal system. Combining an impressive grasp of economic globalization with an ambitious re-envisioning of our global legal system, Rules for a Flat World will transform our understanding of how to best achieve a more sustainable and
  • ^vibrant global economy."--
  • "The law and legal methods on which we currently rely have failed to evolve along with technology. In Rules for a Flat World, Gillian Hadfield shows us that law provides critical infrastructure for the cooperation and collaboration on which economic growth is built. Recognizing the importance of this infrastructure, along with the insufficiencies of the current system, is the first step to building a legal environment that does more of what we need it to do and less of what we don't"--
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Hadfield, Gillian K.
Dewey number
340/.115
Index
index present
LC call number
K487.E3
LC item number
H333 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Law and economics
  • Technology and law
  • Globalization
  • Law reform
  • Law
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Rules for a flat world : why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy, Gillian Hadfield
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface -- Part I. Why did humans invent law? : Rethinking what we mean by law -- The invention of law -- Law and the dancing landscape -- Part II. Global economic complexity: what's law got to do with it? : The birth of modern legal infrastructure -- Building a stable platform for complexity -- The flat world -- The limits of complexity and the cost of law -- Part III. Harnessing markets for legal innovation : Problem-solving through markets -- Markets for lawyers -- Markets for rules -- Part IV. Global legal innovation : Life in the BoP -- Building law for the BoP -- Global markets for BoP legal infrastructure -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780199916528
Lccn
2016022372
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
99970429143
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  • (OCoLC)945231104
  • (OCoLC)ocn945231104
Label
Rules for a flat world : why humans invented law and how to reinvent it for a complex global economy, Gillian Hadfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I. Why did humans invent law? : Rethinking what we mean by law -- The invention of law -- Law and the dancing landscape -- Part II. Global economic complexity: what's law got to do with it? : The birth of modern legal infrastructure -- Building a stable platform for complexity -- The flat world -- The limits of complexity and the cost of law -- Part III. Harnessing markets for legal innovation : Problem-solving through markets -- Markets for lawyers -- Markets for rules -- Part IV. Global legal innovation : Life in the BoP -- Building law for the BoP -- Global markets for BoP legal infrastructure -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780199916528
Lccn
2016022372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99970429143
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945231104
  • (OCoLC)ocn945231104

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