The rule of law enterprise - towards a dialogue between practitioners and academics
Faúndez, Julio (2005) The rule of law enterprise - towards a dialogue between practitioners and academics. Working Paper. University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Coventry.
WRAP_Faundez_wp16405.pdf - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Official URL: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/csgr/research/wo...
For nearly two decades, international organisations and bilateral donors agencies have been involved in the promotion and implementation of legal and judicial reform projects in developing and transition countries. This paper refers to this process as the rule of law enterprise (RLE). It identifies the ambiguities and misconceptions of the RLE and asks why there has been so little interaction between those involved in the implementation of legal and judicial reform and academics with knowledge and experience on this topic. After identifying the theoretical and practical obstacles to a fruitful dialogue the paper concludes that such a dialogue could take place, provided that academics – political scientists and lawyers – and practitioners adjust their respective approaches.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||International law -- Interpretation and construction, International cooperation, Law reform -- Developing countries, Rule of law -- Developing countries|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||33|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|References:||Angell Alan and Julio Faundez (2005) ‘Reforma Judicial en América Latina - El Rol del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo’, Revista Sistemas Judiciales, Vol. 8, pp. 90-113. Benton, Lauren (2002) Law and Colonial Cultures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Bermeo, Nancy (1997) ‘Civil Society, Good Government and Neo-liberal Reforms’ in Julio Faundez (ed.) Good Government and Law (London: MacMillan) pp. 77-90. Biebesheimer, Christina and Mark Payne (2001) IDB Experience in Justice Reform: Lessons Learned and Elements for Policy Formulation (Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank). Bill Chavez, Rebecca (2004) The Rule of Law in Nascent Democracies – Judicial Politics in Argentina (Stanford: Stanford University Press). Buscaglia, Edgardo and Pilar Domingo (1997) ‘Impediments to Judicial Reform In Latin America’, in Edgardo Buscaglia, William Ratliff and Robert Cooter (eds.) The Law and Economics of Development (London: JAI Press) pp. 291- 312. Carrothers, Thomas (2003) Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad - The Problem of Knowledge (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Working Papers - Rule of Law Series - No. 34). Chanock, Martin (1989) ‘Writing South African Legal History: A Prospectus’, Journal of African History, Vol. 30 (2) 265-288. Chanock, Martin (1985) Law, Custom and Social Order – The Colonial Experience in Malawi and Zambia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Chodosh, Hiram E. (2002) ‘Reforming Judicial Reform Inspired by U.S. Models’, DePaul Law Review, Vol 52 (Winter) pp.351-381. Cross, Frank B. (2002) ‘Law and Economic Growth’, Texas Law Review, Vol. 80 (June) pp. 1737-1775. Dakolias, Maria (1995) ‘Strategy for Judicial Reform: The Experience of Latin America’, Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 36 (Fall) pp. 167-231. Davis, Kevin E. and Michael J. Trebilcock (2001) ‘Legal Reforms and Development’, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 22 (1) pp. 21-36. Dev, Daniel S. (1965) ‘The Politics of Judicial Development in Indonesia’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 7 (2) pp. 173-199. Dezalay, Yves and Bryant G. Garth (2002) ‘Legitimating the New Legal Orthodoxy’, in Dezalay, Yves and Bryant G. Garth Global Prescriptions The Production, Exportation, and Importation of a New Legal Orthodoxy (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press) pp. 306-334. Eckstein, Susan Eva and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley (2003) What Justice? Whose Justice? – Fighting for Fairness in Latin America (Berkley: University of California Press). Faundez, Julio (2003) ‘Regime Change and the Governance Agenda - Are They Linked?’ Proceedings American Society of International Law, Vol. 97 pp.137-139. Faundez, Julio (2001) ‘Legal Reform in Developing and Transition Countries - Making Haste Slowly’ in Rudolph V. Van Puymbroeck, Comprehensive Legal and Judicial Reform (Washington DC: World Bank) pp. 369–396. Faundez, Julio. (1997) ‘Legal Technical Assistance’ in Julio Faundez (ed.) Good Government and Law (London: Macmillan) pp. 1- 24. Feeley, Malcolm M. and Edward L. Rubin (1998) Judicial Policymaking and the Modern State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Fitzpatrick, Peter (2001) Modernism and the Grounds of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Garth, Bryant G. (2002) ‘Building Strong and Independent Judiciaries Through the New Law and Development: Behind the Paradox of Consensus Programs and Perpetually Disappointing Results’ DePaul Law Review, Vol. 52 (Winter) pp. 383-400. Gardner, James (1980) Legal Imperialism: American Lawyers and Foreign Aid in Latin America (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press). Geddes, Barbara (2002) ‘The Great Transformation in the Study of Politics in Developing Countries,’ in Ira Katznelson and Helen V. Milner, Political Science - State of the Discipline (New York: W.W. Norton & Company) pp. 342 – 370. Geertz, Clifford (1983) Local Knowledge (London: Fontana Press). Golub, Stephen (2003) Beyond the Rule of Law Orthodoxy – The Legal Empowerment Alternative (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Working Papers - Rule of Law Series - No. 41). Grindle, Merilee S. (2002) Good Enough Governance: Poverty Reduction and Reform in Developing Countries (Washington: Paper Prepared for the Policy Reduction Group of the World Bank). Habermas, Jürgen (1996) Between Facts and Norms (Cambridge: Polity Press). Hammergren, Linn (2003) ‘International Assistance to Latin American Justice Programs: Towards and Agenda for Reforming the Reformers’ in Erik G. Jensen and Thomas C. Heller, Beyond Common Knowledge (Stanford: Stanford University Press) pp. 290-335. Hammergren, Linn (2002) Do Judicial Councils Further Judicial Reform? Lessons from Latin America (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Working Papers - Rule of Law Series - No. 28). Hayek, F.A. (1976) Law, Legislation and Liberty – Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul). Huntington, Samuel P. and Joan M. Nelson (1976) No Easy Choice (Cambridge: Harvard University Press). Huntington, Samuel P. (1968) Political Order in Changing Societies (New Have: yale University Press). Jensen, Erik G. (2003) ‘The Role of Law and Judicial Reform: The Political Economy of Diverse Institutional Patterns and Reformers’ Response’, in Erik G. Jensen and Thomas C. Heller, Beyond Common Knowledge (Stanford: Stanford University Press) pp. 336-381. Kennedy, Duncan (1997) A Critique of Adjudication (Cambridge: Harvard University Press). Lerrick, Adam (2002) ‘Are World Bank Claims of Success Credible?’ Carnegie Mellon Quarterly International Report, March, pp. 1-4. Lipset, Seymour Martin (1959) ‘Some Social Prerequisites of Democracy: Economic Development and Political Legitimacy’, American Political Science Review, Vol. 53 (1) pp. 69-105. Mamdani, Mahmood (1996) Citizen and Subject (Princeton: Princeton University Press). Mamdani, Mahmood (1990) ‘The Social Basis of Constitutionalism in Africa’, Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 28 (3) pp. 359-374. Meltzer Commission Report (2000) International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission, http://www.house.gov/jec/imf/ifiac.htm Merry, Sally Engle (2000) Colonizing Hawai’i – The Cultural Power of Law (Princeton: Princeton University Press). Merryman, John H. (1977) ‘Comparative Law and Social Change: On the Origins, Style, Decline & Revival of the Law and Development Movement’, American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 25, pp. 457-489. Nader, Laura (1990) Harmony Ideology: Justice and Control in a Mountain Zapotec Village (Stanford: Stanford University Press). McCormick, John P. (1999) ‘Three Ways of Thinking “Critically” about the Law’, American Political Science Review , Vol. 93 (2) 413-428. Messick, Richard E. (1999) ‘Judicial Reform and Economic Development: A Survey of the Issues’, The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 14 (1) pp. 117-136. Nagle, Luz Estella (2000) ‘The Cinderella of Government: Judicial Reform in Latin America’, California Western International Law Journal, Vol. 30 (Spring) pp. 345-379. O’Donnell, Guillermo (2004) ‘Why the Rule of Law Matters’, Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15 (4) pp. 32-46. O’Donnell, Guillermo (2001) ‘Democracy, Law, and Comparative Politics’, Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 36 (1) pp. 7-36. O’Donnell, Guillermo (1999) ‘Polyarchies and the (Un)Rule of Law in Latin America: A Partial Conclusion’ in Juán E. Méndez, Guillermo O’Donnell and Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, The (Un)Rule of Law and the Underprivileged in Latin America (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press) pp. 303-338. Pistor, Katharina and Philip A.Wellons (1999) The Role of Law and Legal Institutions in Asian Economic Development 1960-1995 (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Posner, Richard (1998) ‘Creating a Legal Framework for Economic Development, The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 13 (1) pp.1-11. Ranis, Gustav (2004) The Evolution of Development Thinking (Washington DC: Paper prepared for the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics). Raz, Joseph (1977) ‘The Rule of Law and its Virtue’, The Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 93 (April) pp. 197-211. Rostow Walt W. (1960) The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2002) Towards a New Legal Commonsense – Law, Globalization and Emancipation (London: Butterworths LexisNexis). Sartori, Giovanni (1962) ‘Constitutionalism: A Preliminary Discussion’, American Political Science Review, Vol. 56 (4) pp. 853-864. Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1943) Capitalism Socialism and Democracy (London: Unwin University Books). Tilly, Charles (1998) ‘Where do Rights Come From?’ in Theda Skocpol (ed.) Democracy, Revolution & History (Ithaca: Cornell University Press) pp. 55-72. Trubek, David M. (2003) The “Rule of Law” in Development Assistance: Past Present and Future, http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/elrc/events/2002-2003/papers/dtrubek.doc Trubek, David M. and Marc Galanter (1974)‘Scholar in Self-Estrangement: Some Reflections on the Crisis in Law and Development Studies in the United States’, Wisconsin Law Review, Vol.1974, pp.1062 –1102. Trubek, David M. (1972) ‘Toward a Social Theory of Law’, Yale Law Journal, Vol. 82 (1) pp. 1- 50. Tshuma, Lawrence (2000) ‘The Political Economy of the World Bank’s Legal Framework for Economic Development’, in Julio Faundez, Mary E. Footer and Joseph J. Norton (eds.) Governance, Development and Globalization (London: Blackstone Press) pp. 7-27. UNDP (1997) Reconceptualising Governance – Discussion Paper No. 2 (New York: United Nations Development Programme). United States General Accounting Office (2001) U.S. Rule of Law Assistance Has Had Limited Impact and Sustainability - Statement by Jess T. Ford, Director, International Affairs and Trade (Washington DC: GAO-01-740T). Unger, Roberto M. (1983) The Critical Legal Studies Movement (Cambridge: Harvard University Press). Unger, Roberto M. (1976) Law in Modern Society (New York: Free Press). Upham, Frank (2002) Mythmaking and the Rule of Law Orthodoxy (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Working Papers - Rule of Law Series - No. 30). Van Puymbroeck, Rudolph V. (2001) Comprehensive Legal and Judicial Reform (Washington DC: World Bank). World Bank (2004) Initiatives in Legal and Judicial Reform (Washington DC: World Bank). World Bank (2003) Legal and Judicial Reform: Strategic Directions (Washington DC: World Bank). World Bank (2002) Legal and Judicial Reform in Europe and Central Asia (Washington DC: World bank Operations and Evaluation Department). World Bank (1995) The World Bank and Legal Technical Assistance (Washington DC: World Bank). World Bank (1992) Governance and Development (Washington DC: World Bank).|
Actions (login required)