Judicial Independence In The Age Of Democracy / Edition 1

Judicial Independence In The Age Of Democracy / Edition 1

by Peter H Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813920167

ISBN-13: 9780813920160

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: University of Virginia

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international comparative perspective. Peter H. Russell's introduction outlines a general theory of judicial independence, while the contributors analyze a variety of regimes from the United States and Latin

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This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international comparative perspective. Peter H. Russell's introduction outlines a general theory of judicial independence, while the contributors analyze a variety of regimes from the United States and Latin America to Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Africa. Russell's conclusion compares these various regimes in light of his own analytical framework.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813920160
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Constitutionalism and Democracy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
1Toward a General Theory of Judicial Independence1
2The Pillars and Politics of Judicial Independence in the United States25
3Stifling Judicial Independence from Within: The Japanese Judiciary37
4The Dynamics of Judicial (In)dependence in Russia62
5Judicial Independence in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe89
6Judicial Independence in Latin Countries of Western Europe111
7Autonomy versus Accountability: The German Judiciary131
8Judicial Independence in England: A Loss of Innocence155
9Judicial Independence in Australia173
10Seeking Social Justice? Judicial Independence and Responsiveness in a Changing South Africa194
11Between Two Systems of Law: The Judiciary in Hong Kong207
12The Critical Challenge of Judicial Independence in Israel233
13Judicial Independence and Instability in Central America251
14The European Court of Justice273
15Conclusion: Judicial Independence in Comparative Perspective301
Notes on Contributors309
Index313

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