At the Rule of Law Research Consortium (RLRC) Conference held in Chicago by the World Justice Project in partnership with the University of Chicago School of Law, Rachel Kleinfled talked about her forthcoming book that will look at what works in terms of enhancing rule of law in weak democracies. She argued that people know extraordinarily little in terms of what works from an endogenous perspective, and that most of the existing empirical work fails to understand the how behind countries moving toward some portion of the rule of law. Her book attempts to understand how weak democracies establish functional institutions serving publicly-stated purposes in order to provide legitimate control against state and non-state crime and violence.

This presentation was originally posted on the World Justice Project website.