The Rule of Law: A Projectized Approach


in International Development Law

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195398281
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866366 | DOI:
The Rule of Law: A Projectized Approach

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This chapter examines and critiques a projectized approach to development (especially within the context of multilateral institutions such as the World Bank). It examines an analytical framework for establishing legal reform programs (e.g.,good governance, structural legal reform, and the administration of justice). This analysis takes place within the backdrop of actual development programs and projects (with their relative merits and successes) in order to provide the student with a “real world” context for this discussion. Tables for this analysis are also presented to help clarify the issues. The chapter provides an analytical framework for legal reform programs spanning good governance, structural legal reforms, and the administration of justice. The post-conflict context for such legal reforms is also reviewed with special attention given to social reconciliation strategies in support of systemic and sustainable legal reforms in post-conflict societies.

Keywords: legal reform; good governance; administration of justice; structural legal reform; development projects; post-conflict societies

Chapter.  19187 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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