There are a wealth of case studies available that discuss the impact of politics on justice reform, with less available on how justice reform impacts politics. Most of the resources identified demonstrate how the macro-political environment impacts on the justice sector or explore political dynamics within the sector that affect reform. Less material was found that discusses the political relationship between state and non state actors, and regional and international political repercussions from justice reform. Several of the case studies emphasise lack of political will as an important barrier to justice reform, for example through budgetary under-funding of the sector, executive interference in the judiciary and politically generated cultures of impunity. The case studies on the prison and police reform particularly emphasise the impact of strong patronage structures within the sectors on reform success.