Participant Info

First Name
Rachel
Last Name
Ellett
Country
USA
University
Beloit College
Keywords
courts, rule of law, judiciary, comparative judicial politics, judges, lawyers, democracy
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I work on the intersection of law and politics in eastern and southern anglophone Africa. I am interested in the factors and conditions that facilitate judicial empowerment and autonomy in hybrid political regimes.

Recent Publications

“Rethinking Law and State Building in sub-Saharan Africa” Law and Social Inquiry Spring 2016 40.2

“Botswana: Delayed Indigenization and Feminization of the Judiciary” with Gretchen Bauer, in Gender and the Judiciary in Africa: From Obscurity to Parity? Eds. Gretchen Bauer and Josephine Dawuni. Routledge 2015

“Judicial Independence under the APRM: From Rhetoric to Reality” South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Occasional Paper No. 212, March 2015

 “Going off-bench: Protecting Judicial Autonomy in Competitive Clientelist Regimes” with Alexei Trochev, Journal of Law and Courts Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2014, pp.67-91

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho

Research Areas

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