|Budget Amount *help
¥1,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,900,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000)
During last three years, the research was proceeded by focusing on exploring a new methodological paradigm for law and development studies, as well as on examining the relationships among market, organization and law especially in Asian countries.
For the theoretical aspects, I could deepen my typological framework of three laws (indigenous law, imported law and development law) and three legal principles (community market and command), and further newly establish three structures of national legal systems (rule, institution and culture), three social dimension (societal <communal>, economic and political) and three social fields (supra-state <global/regional>, state/national and local). These all concepts, I believe, would make it easy for us understand various legal phenomena under current globalization, including legal transplants, and integration of law among different political, economic and socio-cultural systems in the world.
For testing the effectiveness of above methodological frameworks, the empirical research was implemented in the fields of competition law (market) and corporate governance (organization) in Asia, both of which are central topics of law and economic development. The results have been published as a Research Report (Japanese) already. Now, I am compiling a monograph titled "Law and Development : Legal Systems of Asian Post-Developmental States" (Japanese), which includes law and political development (focusing on good governance and human rights), law and social development (dealing with poverty and community justice) and law and international cooperation examining (international) legal technical cooperation and legal transplants. This is expected to be published in the early next year.