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Envisioning reform : improving judicial performance in Latin America

Envisioning reform : improving judicial performance in Latin America

Author: Linn A Hammergren
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Judicial reform became an important part of the agenda for development in Latin America early in the 1980s. This book aims to turn the spotlight on the problems in the movement toward judicial reform  Read more...


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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linn A Hammergren
ISBN: 0271029331 9780271029337
OCLC Number: 318404981
Notes: Incluye índice.
Description: 352 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Criminal justice reform : human rights, crime control, and other unlikely bedfellows. --
Judicial modernization : increasing the efficiency and efficacy of court actions. --
Developing a professional, institutionally independent judiciary. --
Access to justice : legal assistance, special courts, alternative dispute resolution and beyond. --
Strengthening the judiciary's role as a check on other branches of government. --
Judicial reform as a problem of focus : why the parts don't add up to a coherent whole. --
Improving the knowledge base for judicial reform programs. --
Toward a new strategic model. --
A political agenda for reforming the reforms.
Responsibility: Linn Hammergren.


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"Lynn Hammergren's outstanding book addresses one of the most important questions in democracy studies today-how to strengthen the rule of law through judicial reform. Her treatment of this subject Read more...

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