Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View

Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View

by Tim Koopmans, Thijmen Koopmans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521826624

ISBN-13: 9780521826624

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The frontier between "law" and "politics" is not always clear-cut. Although courts are allowed to function broadly, governments and parliaments can also make independent decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics handle different issues. For example, highly "political" subjects in one country may constitute legal

Overview

The frontier between "law" and "politics" is not always clear-cut. Although courts are allowed to function broadly, governments and parliaments can also make independent decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics handle different issues. For example, highly "political" subjects in one country may constitute legal issues in another. Koopmans considers case law in a range of issues, including human rights protection, federalism, separation of powers, and the impact of European and international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826624
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The sovereignty of parliament; 3. Judicial review of legislation; 4. The 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; Select bibliography; Index.

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