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Courts and Political Institutions

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Tim KoopmansFormerly The Court of Justice of the European Communities

ISBN13: 9780521826624
ISBN: 0521826624
Published: September 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521533997



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The frontier between 'law' and 'politics' is not always clear-cut. A large area exists where courts operate, but where governments and parliaments also make decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics deal with different issues: in many instances subjects which are highly 'political' in one country constitute legal issues in another. Is there, for example a 'sovereign Parliament' (as there is in Britain), or will courts control the compatibility of statutes with the Constitution (as in the United States and Germany)? How far can courts go in controlling the legality of administrative action? Are there general legal theories about the frontier between what courts and what politics can do? Koopmans considers case law on a range of issues, including human rights protection, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection and the impact of European and international law.

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Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Sovereignty of Parliament; 3. Judicial review of legislation; 4. Growth of judicial power; 5. The limits of judicial review; 6. The legality of administrative action; 7. Courts and governments; 8. Courts and individual rights; 9. Techniques of judicial protection; 10. A glance at the future; Bibliography.