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When Modernization and Legal Culture Clash: Justice Sector Funding and Traditional Authoritative Bodies in Benin
Africa Law Today (2011)
  • Jason M. Goldstein, University of Miami School of Law
Abstract

In this article, I explore the mechanisms by which external actors are influencing judicial reform and rule of law expansion in the West African country of Benin. I emphasize the disconnect between centralizing reform methods, spurred by foreign funding, and the realities of an underdeveloped country where traditional authoritative bodies still have significant influence over local governance.

Keywords
  • Benin
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Citation Information
Jason M. Goldstein. "When Modernization and Legal Culture Clash: Justice Sector Funding and Traditional Authoritative Bodies in Benin" Africa Law Today (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_goldstein/2/