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  • Human rights in war?
  • 26 October 2018, Boyd van Dijk
  • Human rights in war? For many, it creates a feeling of cognitive dissonance − the mental clash that occurs in our brain when right and wrong are placed in the...
  • Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law: Rethinking Assumptions in China and Indonesia
  • 31 July 2018, William Hurst
  • You can access Chapter 1 ‘Understanding Legal Regimes’ of Ruling Before the Law for free until the 3rd September 2018. Many people have long assumed that several good things go together.  Democracy, development, and the Rule of Law are often taken at face value to have a deep and perhaps even necessary co-relationship: you can’t have one without the other two.  But what about when you can?  In fact, in most of the world most of the time, these good things do not go together.…...