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Amanda Perry-Kessaris

Research Associate

Amanda joined SOAS as a Professor of International Economic Law in 2010. Amanda has qualifications in law, economics and ethnography. She is interested in the extent to which law can nurture stable, productive and trusting relations between the private, public and third sectors.

She currently holds a British Academy Research Development Award (2009-2011) to explore the impact of economic approaches (analytical, normative and empirical) on our understanding of law's role as a means, end, obstacle or irrelevance to improving the lives of the relatively poor. She has previously conducted empirical research on legal systems as a determinant of foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka, the Indian legal system as a mediator of foreign investment-government civil society relations, and access to environmental justice in Bangalore (Bengaluru), supported by the Leverhulme Trust, Socio-Legal Studies Association, ESRC and Ford Foundation. Her major recent publications include Global Business, Local Law (Ashgate, 2008) and Law in Pursuit of Development (Routledge, 2009).

Amanda is Secretary to the Socio Legal Studies Association, a member of the editorial board of the International Community Law Review and a research associate of the London Centre Corporate Governance and Ethics. She has previously held posts at Birkbeck and Queen Mary colleges in London, and the Universities of Dundee and Sussex.

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