Katherine Lemmons and Jeff Redding are seeking scholars to collaborate on an exciting new project that examine the growth of non-state providers of Islamic law and governance.Project StatementIn recent decades, states around the globe have turned to non-state providers to furnish services traditionally offered by the state. These include security, health, and education. For reasons…

In a week where Indians have been discussing institutional reform, Mariana Mota Prado of the University of Toronto, School of Law, published her paper suggesting Institutional bypasses as a way of development reform. Prof Prado argues,“Beginning in the 1990s, an institutional perspective on development has become increasingly prominent in development thinking, captured in the mantra,…

The South Asia Initiative at Harvard recently hosted a panel discussion on constitutionalism in Pakistan. Speakers included, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Osama Siddique, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law SchoolBeena Sarwar, Senior Journalist, Jang Group Pakistan & Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance at HKS and was moderated by Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of…

Anyone who has studied or taught in Indian lawschools will have confronted the widespread culture of plagiarism that exists. This is not unique to the legal academy, as Manjari Katju charts in the state of plagarism in Indian social science research in a special issue of the EPW.Among the other articles, what might attract some…