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Consequential courts : judicial roles in global perspective

Author: Diana Kapiszewski; Gordon Silverstein; Robert A Kagan
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early twenty-first century, courts have become versatile actors in the governance of many constitutional democracies, and judges play a variety of roles in politics and policy making. Assembling papers penned by an array of academic specialists on high courts around the world, and presented during a year-long Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar at the University of California, Berkeley, this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Kapiszewski; Gordon Silverstein; Robert A Kagan
ISBN: 9781107026537 1107026539
OCLC Number: 810586471
Description: xii, 439 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Diana Kapiszewski, Gordon Silverstein, and Robert A. Kagan --
The politics of courts in democratization : four junctures in Asia / Tom Ginsburg --
Fragmentation? Defection? Legitimacy? : explaining judicial roles in post-Communist "colored revolutions" / Alexei Trochov --
Constitutional authority and judicial pragmatism : politics and law in the evolution of South Africa's Constitutional Court / Heinz Klug --
Distributing political power : the Constitutional Tribunal in post-authoritarian Chile / Druscilla L. Scribner --
The transformation of the Mexican Supreme Court into an arena for political contestation / Mónica Castillejos-Araǵon --
Courts enforcing political accountability : the role of criminal justice in Italy / Carlo Guarneri --
The Dutch Hoge Raad : judicial roles played, lost, and not played / Nick Huls --
A consequential court : the U.S. Supreme Court in the twentieth century / Robert A. Kagan. Judicial constitution making in a divided society : the Israeli case / Amnon Reichman --
Public interest litigation and the transformation of the Supreme Court of India / Manoj Mate --
The judicial dynamics of the French and European fundamental rights revolution / Mitchel de S.-O.-l'E. Lasser --
Constitutional courts as bulwarks of secularism / Ran Hirschl --
Why the legal complex is integral to theories of consequential courts / Terence C. Halliday --
Judicial power : getting it and keeping it / John Ferejohn --
Constitutional politics in the active voice / Mark A. Graber --
The might problem continues / Martin Shapiro --
Conclusion : of judicial ships and winds of change / Diana Kapiszewski, Gordon Silverstein, and Robert A. Kagan.
Series Title: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Diana Kapiszewski, Gordon Silverstein, Robert A. Kagan.

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