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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
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Democratization and the Judiciary

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ISBN13: 9780714655680
ISBN: 0714655686
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

This title examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focusing on their ability to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside their constitutionally defined powers. The book also issues a warning: there are problems inherent in the current global move towards strong constitutional government, where increasingly strong powers are placed in the hands of judges who themselves are not made accountable.

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1. Introduction: The accountability function of courts in new democracies Roberto Gargarella, Siri Gloppen and Elin Skaar 2. Judicial Review in Developed Democracies Martin Shapiro 3. How Some Reflections on the United States Experience May Inform African Efforts to Build Court Systems and the Rule of Law Jennifer Widner 4. The Constitutional Court and Control of Presidential Extraordinary Powers in Colombia Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes 5. The Politics of Judicial Review in Chile in the Era of Democratic Transition, 1990-2002 Javier A. Couso 6. Legitimating Transformation: Political resource allocation in the South African constitutional court Theunis Roux 7. The Accountability Function of the Courts in Tanzania and Zambia Siri Gloppen 8. Renegotiating 'Law and Order': Judicial reform and citizen responses in post-war Guatemala Rachel Sieder 9. Economic Reform and Judicial Governance in Brazil: Balancing independence with accountability Carlos Santisb 10. In Search of a Democratic Justice: What courts should not do - Argentina, 1983-2002 Robert Gargarella 11. Lessons Learned and the Way Forward Irwin P. Stotzky