Democratization and the Judiciary: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies

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Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar
Psychology Press, 2004 - Political Science - 210 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Accountability Function Sir Gloppen
1
Judicial Review in Developed Democracies Martin Shapiro
7
How Some Reflections on the United States
27
The Constitutional Court and Control
46
The Politics of Judicial Review in Chile in
70
The Accountability Function of the Courts
112
Judicial Reform
137
Economic Reform and Judicial Governance
161
In Search of Democratic Justice
181
Lessons Learned and the Way Forward Irwin P Stotzky
198
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