Publication Summaries

2015
REGION: Global
Leanne McKay
General Rule of Law Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context
2015 “Toward a Rule of Law Culture: Exploring Effective Responses to Justice and Security Challenges” (“the guide”), a practical guide by Leanne McKay, was developed in response to the rise…
December 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Anu Chakravarty *USC ROLC Faculty
Conflict and Transition Understanding Local Context
Dr. Anu Chakravarty, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina and ROLC Faculty Associate, recently published “Investing in Authoritarian Rule: Punishment and Patronage in Rwanda’s Gacaca…
November 2015
REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa
Laura Bacon
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Rule of Law Programming Understanding Local Context Vulnerable Populations
Laura Bacon’s “Liberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Improving Representation and Responsiveness in a Post-Conflict Setting” provides a detailed analysis of Liberia’s judicial and police reform since 2003. Her article focuses on…
Fall 2015
REGION: Europe and Eurasia
Steven Austermiller *USC ROLC Faculty
Formal Justice Sector Institutions Understanding Local Context
In “Rescuing Arbitration in the Developing World: The Extraordinary Case of Georgia,” author Steven Austermiller examines the development of arbitration law in Georgia, the limitations of current legislation, and solutions…
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…
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Highlighted Publications

Europe and Eurasia
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Considering the Role of Security Sector Reform and Police Reform when Tackling Organized Crime in Post-Conflict Environments

Western Hemisphere
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Transitioning to the Accusatorial Model: Addressing Challenges for Legal Education and Training in Latin America: Symposium Final Report

Sub-Saharan Africa
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A New Taxonomy for Corruption in Nigeria

East Asia and the Pacific
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The Promise and Peril of Paralegal Aid