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Beyond common knowledge : empirical approaches to the rule of law

Author: Erik G Jensen; Thomas C Heller
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
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"Beyond Common Knowledge examines the standard methods of legal and judicial reform. Taking stock of international experience in legal and judicial reform in Latin America, Europe, India, and China, this volume answers key questions in the judicial reform debate: What are the common assumptions about the role of the courts in improving economic growth and democratic politics? Do we expect too much from the formal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Judicial statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik G Jensen; Thomas C Heller
ISBN: 0804748020 9780804748025 0804748039 9780804748032
OCLC Number: 51519600
Description: xiii, 435 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Erik G. Jensen and Thomas C. Heller --
Evaluating systems of justice through public opinion: why, what, who, how, and what for? / José Juan Toharia --
Judicial systems in Western Europe: comparative indicators of legal professionals, courts, litigation, and budgets in the 1900s / Erhard Blankenburg --
Debased informalism: Lok Adalats and legal rights in modern India / Marc Galanter and Jayanth K. Krishnan --
Democratization of justice: the Indian experiment with consumer forums / Robert S. Moog --
Empirical research into the Chinese judicial system / Donald C. Clarke --
Putting China's judiciary into perspective: is it independent, competent, and fair? / Hualing Fu --
Economic and political aspects of judicial reform: the Chilean case / Carlos Peña González ; Judicial reform in Mexico: what next? / Hector Fix-Fierro --
International assistance to Latin American justice programs: toward an agenda for reforming the reformers / Linn Hammergren --
The rule of law and judicial reform: the political economy of diverse institutional patterns and reformers' responses / Erik G. Jensen --
An immodest postscript / Thomas C. Heller.
Responsibility: edited by Erik G. Jensen and Thomas C. Heller.
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