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Building Rule of Law in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond, Hardcover by Bellin, Eva

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Publication Date: 2016-02-04
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Hardcover : 311 pages
Author: Bellin, Eva
ISBN-10: 1626372780
ISBN-13: 9781626372788

Product Description How might Arab countries build the foundations for rule of law in the wake of prolonged authoritarian rule? What specific challenges do they confront? Are there insights to be gained from comparative analysis beyond the region? Exploring these questions, the authors of Building Rule of Law in the Arab World provide a theoretically informed, empirically rich account of key issues facing the countries at the forefront of political change since the Arab Spring as governments seek to develop effective and responsible judiciaries, security sectors, and anticorruption agencies. Review Contributes a very rich and detailed set of examinations of complicated (and sometimes opaque) institutions in two countries whose experiences with legal and security institutions has drawn great attention. But more than that, it illustrates ... how change must be considered not merely from the hopeful perspective of those interested in the general good but also from the interests and actions of those institutions that often prove to be politically powerful and tactically adept. (Nathan J. Brown Democratization) Important and original.... This rich, insightful work makes an important contribution to the scholarly literature and will also be valuable to policymakers and aid professionals who seek to build more stable and accountable states in the Middle East. (Bruce Rutherford, Colgate University) About the Author Eva Bellin is Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics at Brandeis University. Heidi E. Lane is associate professor of strategy and policy and director of the Greater Middle East Research Study Group at the US Naval War College.

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