The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: 'political settlements' as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups

  title={The politics of rule of law systems in developmental states: 'political settlements' as a basis for promoting effective justice institutions for marginalized groups},
  author={Deval Desai and Michael J. V. Woolcock},
The rule of law (ROL), although an "essentially contested concept", can be understood pragmatically as a system that informs people of what to expect from others through durable and enforceable rules applying equally to all constituent members of a given juridical space. This literature review engages with "the politics of what works" with regard to ROL interventions in development, through an exploration of how these expectations and encompassing rules are shaped within and between groups, as… 

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