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Courts and social transformation in new democracies : an institutional voice for the poor?

Author: Roberto Gargarella; Pilar Domingo; Theunis Roux
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foreword; Introduction, Pilar Domingo. Theory: Theories of democracy, the judiciary and social rights, Roberto Gargarella; Courts and social transformation: an analytical framework, Siri Gloppen; The changing role of law and courts in Latin America: from an obstacle to social change to a tool of social equity, Javier A. Couso. Case Studies: Social rights as middle-class entitlements in Hungary: the role of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Gargarella; Pilar Domingo; Theunis Roux
ISBN: 0754647838 9780754647836
OCLC Number: 644853899
Description: xiv, 311 p.
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction, Pilar Domingo. Theory: Theories of democracy, the judiciary and social rights, Roberto Gargarella; Courts and social transformation: an analytical framework, Siri Gloppen; The changing role of law and courts in Latin America: from an obstacle to social change to a tool of social equity, Javier A. Couso. Case Studies: Social rights as middle-class entitlements in Hungary: the role of the constitutional court, AndrA!s SajA(3); The record of the South African constitutional court in providing an institutional voice for the poor: 1995-2004, Jackie Dugard and Theunis Roux; The Enforcement of social rights by the Colombian constitutional court: cases and debates, Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes; Courts and social transformation in India, R. Sudarshan; Judicial enforcement of social rights: perspectives from Latin America, Christian Courtis; Brazilian courts and social rights: a case study revisited, Jose Reinaldo de Lima Lopes; Courts under construction in Angola: what can they do for the poor?, Elin Skaar and Jose OctA!vio Serra Van-DAnem; Weak courts, rights and legal mobilisation in Bolivia, Pilar Domingo; Courts, rights and social transformation: concluding reflections, Roberto Gargarella, Pilar Domingo and Theunis Roux. Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Roberto Gargarella, Pilar Domingo, Theunis Roux.

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Examines the role of courts as a channel for social transformation for excluded sectors of society in contemporary democracies. With a focus on social rights litigation in post-authoritarian regimes  Read more...

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