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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective

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Charles R. EppAssistant Professor of Government, University of Kansas, USA

ISBN13: 9780226211626
ISBN: 0226211622
Published: July 2000
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.50

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The text argues that far from being the fruit of an activist judiciary, the ascendency of civil rights and liberties has rested on the democratization of access to the courts - the influence of advocacy groups, the establishment of governmental enforcement agencies, the growth of financial and legal resources for ordinary citizens, and the strategic planning of grass roots organizations. Pointing to the idea that the shift in the rights of individuals is best understood as a ""bottom up"" rather than a ""top down"" phenomenon.

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