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Democratization and the Judiciary

The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies

Democratization and the Judiciary by Roberto Gargarella
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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.
Taylor and Francis; March 2004
161 pages; ISBN 9781135756161
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Title: Democratization and the Judiciary
Author: Roberto Gargarella; Siri Gloppen; Elin Skaar
 
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