Skip to Main Navigation

Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Rule of Law is a theoretical concept social scientists use to describe a political order where laws are predictable and applied equally to all citizens, regardless of their political or economic influence. However, the drafting and implementation of laws and regulations compatible with principles of the Rule of Law depend on the incentives that lawmakers, implementing agencies, and ruling elites have. Realigning the incentive structures among key actors and organizations is therefore necessary to improve the chances for Rule-of-Law institutions to take root. Building the capacity of organizations without first changing institutional incentives is likely to lead to perverse outcomes, with the capacity ultimately channeled toward goals the reformers never envisioned. This book tells the story of how Rule of Law is applied in some countries in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Details

Downloads

COMPLETE REPORT

Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc)

  • Official PDF
  • TXT*
  • Total Downloads** :
  • Download Stats
  • *The text version is uncorrected OCR text and is included solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.

Citation

Al-Dahdah,Edouard Corduneanu Huci,Cristina Raballand,Gael J. R. F. Sergenti,Ernest John

Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English). Direction in development Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/917681467281259880/Rules-on-paper-rules-in-practice-enforcing-laws-and-policies-in-the-Middle-East-and-North-Africa