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Envisioning reform : improving judicial performance in Latin America

Author: Linn A Hammergren
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judicial reform became an important part of the agenda for development in Latin America early in the 1980s, when countries in the region started the process of democratization. Connections began to be made between judicial performance and market-based growth, and development specialists turned their attention to "second generation" institutional reforms. Although considerable progress has been made already in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hammergren, Linn A.
Envisioning reform.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006032378
(OCoLC)71810119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linn A Hammergren
ISBN: 9780271033150 0271033150 9780271054681 0271054689 0271049286 9780271049281 9780271053035 0271053038
OCLC Number: 141185424
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
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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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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"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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