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The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration: The Andean Court as an Engine of Development

ISBN13: 9780415829700
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781138915121

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The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact) of Latin American nations; focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice and its case law, as well as the intellectual underpinnings that made such an impressive reform possible. The court is a transplant taken from the European integration process, and it materializes the visions, expectations, and dreams of the transnational development movement of "integration through law".

The book discusses the outcomes of the Court in the light of the debates about judicial reform in the process of development and regional integration. Although it clearly confirms several earlier claims that "one size does not fit all", it provides new evidence that legal reform is not futile. On the contrary, the book argues, if driven reflexively it can be a considerable contribution to the creation of capabilities and improvement of a democratic rule of law.

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Chapter I: Intellectual Pioneers and Ideologies: Latin America's Quest for Development
Chapter II: The Rise of a Model. The European Court of Justice as an engine of integration
Chapter III: The Politics of Judicial Design. Between Experts and Legal Engineering
Chapter IV: The Andean Court of Justice: Charting the Course for its Case Law
Chapter V: What Legal Engineers Do Not Get: Rights Politics and Grassroots Support
Chapter VI: Are we Facing a Global Script of Regional Courts? Emulation and its Consequences