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Judging Russia: The Role of the Constitutional Court in Russian Politics 1990–2006


ISBN13: 9780521173353
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback reissue
Price: £34.99



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This book is the first in-depth study of the actual role that the Russian Constitutional Court played in protecting fundamental rights and resolving legislative-executive struggles and federalism disputes in both Yeltsin's and Putin's Russia. Trochev argues that judicial empowerment is a non-linear process with unintended consequences and that courts that depend on their reputation flourish only if an effective and capable state is there to support them. This is because judges can rely only on the authoritativeness of their judgments, unlike politicians and bureaucrats, who have the material resources necessary to respond to judicial decisions. Drawing upon systematic analysis of all decisions of the Russian Court (published and unpublished) and previously unavailable materials on their (non-)implementation, and resting on a combination of the approaches from comparative politics, law, and public administration, this book shows how and why judges attempted to reform Russia's governance and fought to ensure compliance with their judgments

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Russian Federation
Contents:
1. Introduction: three puzzles of post-communist judicial empowerment
2. Non-linear judicial empowerment
3. Making and re-making constitutional review Russian-style
4. The Russian constitutional review in action (1990–3)
5. Decision-making of the 2nd Russian constitutional court: 1995–2006
6. The constitutional court has ruled … what next?
7. The 2nd Russian constitutional court (1995–2007): problematique of implementation
8. 'Tinkering' with judicial tenure and 'wars of courts' in comparative perspective.