Publication Summaries

October 2015
REGION: Middle East and North Africa
World Bank
Conflict and Transition Corruption Understanding Local Context
The World Bank’s MENA Economic Monitor report, “Inequality, Uprisings, and Conflict in the Arab World," considers economic, social, and political factors in relation to increases in violent extremism in the…
October 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Aparna Polavarapu *USC ROLC Faculty
Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Beyond Access: The Administration of Justice for Women in Uganda explores a core—and often unexplored—question of access to justice through the lens of a single country. The specific research question presented…
October 2015
REGION: South Asia
Payal Shah *USC ROLC Faculty
Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Women's Education, Empowerment, and Human Rights Education: The Mahila Samakhya Program in Gujarat, India investigates how the Mahila Samakhya (MS) program provides girls and women education in the western state of…
October 2015
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
NAMATI and Landesa
Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
NAMATI and Landesa’s October 2015 report, "Recommendations for Implementation of Pro-Poor Land Policy and Land Law in Myanmar: National Data and Regional Practices,"outlines key issues and sets forth recommendations for…
September 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Freek van der Vet and Laura Lyytikäinen
Understanding Local Context
Lyytikäinen and van der Vet’s “Violence and Human Rights in Russia: How Human Rights Defenders Develop their Tactics in the Face of Danger, 2005-2013,” examines how Russian human rights defenders…
Fall 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Lauren M. MacLean and Jennifer T. Brass
Environment Understanding Local Context
In “Foreign Aid, NGOs and the Private Sector: New Forms of Hybridity in Renewable Energy Provision in Kenya and Uganda,” Lauren M. MacLean and Jennifer T. Brass analyze the hybridization…
August 25, 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Rule of Law Collaborative
Conflict and Transition Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions General Rule of Law Understanding Local Context
View the Full Report While the Maidan protests, which began in late 2013, and the February 2014 Ukrainian revolution paved the way for reforms that could reduce corruption and spur…
August 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Olga Burlyuk
Corruption Understanding Local Context
In “The Introduction and Consolidation of the Rule of Law in Ukraine: Domestic Hindrances at the Level of the Demand for Law,” Olga Burlyuk analyzes Ukraine’s difficulties in transitioning from…
August 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Ioannis Kapouzos and Itamar Mann
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Vulnerable Populations
In “Banal Crimes Against Humanity: The Case of Asylum Seekers in Greece,” Ioannis Kapouzos and Itamar Mann argue that the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor should prosecute not only radically…
2015
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Eric L. Olson et al.
Conflict and Transition Corruption Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
The surge of migrants arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border each month has ignited a debate over what factors have displaced millions of adults and unaccompanied minors throughout Central America. "Crime…
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