Senior Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh Gerhard Anders is trained in both law, with a focus on international law, and anthropology, especially legal and political anthropology. Gerhard has conducted extensive field research in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Malawi. His research focuses on globally circulating ideas about development, good governance, international criminal justice, and the rule of law. He is the author of In the Shadow of Good Governance: An Ethnography of Civil Service Reform in Africa (Brill 2010) and the co-editor of Corruption and the Secret of Law: A Legal Anthropological Perspective (Ashgate 2007) and Transition and Justice: Negotiating the Terms of New Beginnings in Africa (Wiley-Blackwell 2014).