Publication Summaries

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…
June 2015
REGION: East Asia and the Pacific
Sinclair Dinnen and Gordon Peake
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
In "Experimentation and Innovation in Police Reform: Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, and Bougainville," authors Sinclair Dinnen and Gordon Peake analyze community policing, policing innovation and experimentation in three different post-conflict settings:…
June 2015
REGION: Western Hemisphere
Louis-Alexandre Berg and Marlon Carranza
Conflict and Transition Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
At 90.4 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world.[1]  Much of the crime in Honduras is highly concentrated: five percent of urban municipalities account…
May 2015
REGION: Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia
Alexander Kupatadze
Corruption Understanding Local Context
"Political Corruption in Eurasia: Understanding Collusion between States, Organized Crime and Business" is an in-depth study by Alexander Kupatadze about the political competitiveness of post-Soviet states and the effect that…
May 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia, Western Hemisphere
Danielle Murdoch
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In "Corrections Reform in Kosovo: A Qualitative Study of Canadian Corrections Advisers' Experiences in a Post-Conflict Environment," Danielle Murdoch reports the findings of a case study of 14 Canadian corrections…
March 2015
REGION: South Asia
Hamid Khan *USC ROLC Faculty
Understanding Local Context
"Islamic Law, Customary Law and Afghan Informal Justice" is the outcome of a study commissioned in 2011 by the United States Institute of Peace and the Afghanistan-based Peace Training and…
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Highlighted Publications

Sub-Saharan Africa
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Complex Vulnerability and Access to Justice for Former Refugee Populations: The Case of the Somali Zigula in Tanzania

East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, South Asia
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Promoting Sustainable Institutional Law Enforcement Development

Western Hemisphere
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Perspectives on Mexico's Criminal Justice System: ¿What Do Its Operators Think?

Western Hemisphere
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The Public Defender as International Transplant