Courts and political institutions : a comparative view / Tim Koopmans.

Koopmans, T. (Thijmen), 1929-2015 author.
Other Title:
Courts & Political Institutions
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
1 online resource (xxi, 299 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Justice, Administration of.
Law -- Political aspects.
Comparative law.
The frontier between 'law' and 'politics' is not always clear-cut. A large area exists where courts operate, but where governments and parliaments also make decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics deal with different issues: in many instances subjects which are highly 'political' in one country constitute legal issues in another. Is there, for example a 'sovereign Parliament' (as there is in Britain), or will courts control the compatibility of statutes with the Constitution (as in the United States and Germany)? How far can courts go in controlling the legality of administrative action? Are there general legal theories about the frontier between what courts and what politics can do? Koopmans considers case law on a range of issues, including human rights protection, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection and the impact of European and international law.
The sovereignty of Parliament
Judicial review of legislation
The growth of judicial power
The limits of judicial review
The legality of administrative action
Courts and governments
Courts and individual rights
Techniques of judicial protection
A glance at the future.
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