Friday, May 21, 2010

New Faculty Publication: Jon Eddy on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

Over the past nine years, the United States has channeled vast sums of money to projects aimed at developing frameworks for establishing the rule of law in Afghanistan - but what does the rule of law actually mean? And how effective are these projects in achieving their goals?
Drawing on over thirty years of experience working in the field of law and development, Prof. Eddy explores "the disconnect between Rule of Law discourse and the actualities of the Afghan context". He urges the U.S. donor community to adopt not only more modest goals, but also a "more patient attitude towards the evolution of the Afghan legal system".

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