Judicial Politics and Policy-making in Western Europe

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Mary L. Volcansek
Psychology Press, 1992 - Law - 158 pages
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Focusing on the intersection of politics and law in six western European countries and in two supra-national bodies, the contributors here aim to debunk the myth that judges are merely "la bouche de la loi" and analyze similiarities in policy-making of the judiciaries from one nation to the next.
 

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Contents

Patrolling
9
Where Judicial Politics Are Legislative
29
Judicial Politics in Belgium Ivan Verougstraete
93
The Court of Justice of the European
122
Judicial PolicyMaking and the Evolving
137
Index
157
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About the author (1992)

Mary L. Volcansek is Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. She has written or co-authored five books and is editor or co-editor of five others. With John F. Stack, Jr, she edited Courts Crossing Borders: Blurring the Lines of Sovereignty (2005) and, with Donald W. Jackson and Michael C. Tolley, Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms (2010). She has also published multiple articles and book chapters and is currently working on a new book, Judicial Politics: A Comparative Lens.

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