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Democratization and the judiciary : the accountability function of courts in new democracies / edited by Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella, and Elin Skaar.

Publication:
London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass Pub., 2004.
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Book
1 online resource (161 p.)
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Subjects:
Political questions and judicial power.
Democratization.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This title examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focusing on their ability to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside their constitutionally defined powers. The book also issues a warning: There are problems inherent in the current global move towards strong constitutional government, where increasingly strong powers are placed in the hands of judges who themselves are not made accountable.
Contents:
Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: The Accountability Function of the Courts in New Democracies; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES; Judicial Review in Developed Democracies; NOTES; How Some Reflections on the United States' Experience May Inform African Efforts to Build Court Systems and the Rule of Law; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; NOTES; The Constitutional Court and Control of Presidential Extraordinary Powers in Colombia; NOTES; The Politics of Judicial Review in Chile in the Era of Democratic Transition, 1990–2002; NOTES
Legitimating Transformation: Political Resource Allocation in the South African Constitutional CourtACKNOWLEDGEMENT; NOTES; The Accountability Function of the Courts in Tanzania and Zambia; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; NOTES; Renegotiating 'Law and Order': Judicial Reform and Citizen Responses in Post-war Guatemala; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES; Economic Reform and Judicial Governance in Brazil: Balancing Independence with Accountability; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES; In Search of a Democratic Justice—
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Gloppen, Siri.
Gargarella, Roberto, 1964-
Skaar, Elin.
ISBN:
1-135-75615-5
1-135-75616-3
1-280-17530-3
0-203-48540-8
OCLC:
259487213
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203485408 doi