New Article

My new article “The Open Hand: Moderate Realism and the Rule of Law” just came out in the Howard Law Journal (Vol. 61 Issue 2).  The hard copy is out, but I am not sure it is available online yet.

The overarching thesis is that if other nations wish to emulate the American legal and judicial systems, the United States should help them, but that we should not aggressively proselytize or foist our system on others.  I also discuss the fact that although rule of law initiatives are seen by some to be idealistic ventures, they are often neoliberal policies used to leverage economic or strategic advantage in the developing world.

Mike Duggan