This volume examines critical issues that all developing countries must face. Subjects covered include an historical insight into and description of the legal system of a Third World country; considerations of intellectual property regimes and suggestions for developing countries; insights into the patterns of investment on a continent the bulk of whose members are Third World countries, and suggestions for establishing and strengthening legal arrangements in order to attract beneficial investment; a critical examination of proposals made during the most recent GATT multilateral trade negotiations; and pointers to global trends in the provision of financial services. These chapters range from the historical to the contemporary, from the descriptive to the analytical and prescriptive, and from the theoretical to the empirical. In toto, the volume seeks to challenge scholars, bureaucrats, and technocrats in developing countries to critically and candidly examine the causes, conditions, and magnitude of underdevelopment, and to propose and thoroughly critique options available to them. As such, the volume will be invaluable to researchers and officials involved with international development issues and Third World studies.