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Federal Judges Revealed

William Domnarski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The power and influence of the federal judiciary has been widely discussed and understood. And while there have been a fair number of institutional studies of individual district courts or courts of ... More


Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280385
eISBN:
9780191598852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book analyses the Uruguayan and Chilean experiences with the transitional politics of truth and justice regarding past human rights violations. These policies are shaped by the legacy of ... More


Political Institutions: Legal Perspectives

Gavin Drewry

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Questions the omission of law and legal perspectives in political science and advocates its relevance and overlap in two country examples: the USA and the UK. Legal politics, the role of the ... More


Truth, Justice, Memory, and Democratization in the Southern Cone

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines how Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile fared with truth and justice policies after the transition from authoritarian rule, looking at the issue from an institutional and ... More


“Complex and Labyrinthine”: The Structure of Government

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In mid‐July, the revision committee turned its attention to the draft's language on the structure of government in Japan's new parliamentary system: the make‐up and powers of the Diet, the “highest ... More


Indicators and Measures

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis: Parties, Groups, and Citizens in Southern Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280828
eISBN:
9780191599965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280823.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The entire set of indicators and measures of consolidation and crisis is presented. The indicators and measures are systematically applied to the four Southern European cases (Portugal, Spain, Italy, ... More


Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

Peter Rutland

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Questions the extent to which post‐communist Russia has indeed become a democracy. It examines the problems of Russian democracy in different areas such as elections, separation of powers, judicial ... More


Slovenia

Miro Cerar

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In Slovenia the power of the state is divided along classical lines into a legislature, an executive and a judiciary: legislative power is exercised by the parliament, comprising a National Assembly, ... More


Loose Ends and Larger Ambitions

Anne Phillips

in The Politics of Presence

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294153
eISBN:
9780191600098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294158.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses three issues. The first is whether the arguments for ensuring equal or proportionate representation by gender and ethnicity in legislative assemblies should also apply to ... More


The Challenge of Effective Implementation

Tim Hayward

in Constitutional Environmental Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278688
eISBN:
9780191602757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278687.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Responds to critical claims that constitutionalising the right to an adequate environment would not be prudent due to difficulties making it justiciable and difficulties that could make success on ... More


Environmental Rights as Democratic Rights

Tim Hayward

in Constitutional Environmental Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278688
eISBN:
9780191602757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278687.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Constitutionalising a right makes it immune to the possibility of (routine) democratic revision. So, constitutional rights that set certain substantive values beyond the reach of routine political ... More


Constitutional Social Rights and Democracy

Cécile Fabre

in Social Rights Under the Constitution: Government and the Decent Life

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296751
eISBN:
9780191599200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296754.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

I reject the claim that bills of social rights are undemocratic and therefore unacceptable. I argue that they are indeed undemocratic in some cases, but that this is not a good reason for rejecting ... More


The Implementation of Constitutional Social Rights

Cécile Fabre

in Social Rights Under the Constitution: Government and the Decent Life

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296751
eISBN:
9780191599200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296754.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

I consider the claim that social rights cannot be constitutionalized and protected by the judiciary, because the latter is unable to adjudicate rights which, by nature, are vague and cannot ... More


Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy: Reorganization

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the reorganization of the federal judiciary from the beginning of Thomas Jefferson's second term as president in 1805 until just prior to the Compromise of 1850. During the ... More


Separation of Powers and the Strategic Constraint

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

in The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Justices have considerable latitude to pursue either their personal preferences or their personal visions of the law. The danger is that the Court gets so far out of line from the rest of the ... More


Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This title presents a wide-ranging review of the relationship between the Egyptian judiciary and the government. If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary ... More


Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Justin Crowe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How did the federal judiciary transcend early limitations to become a powerful institution of American governance? How did the Supreme Court move from political irrelevance to political centrality? ... More


 Egalitarian Politics: Constitution, Class, and the Book of Deuteronomy

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines how Deuteronomy offers an egalitarian political prescription for the shape of Israelite society and its leadership regime. The program is egalitarian in that it attenuates, in ... More


An Overview of Latin America

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter begins by clarifying that this study provides only a rather quick overview of Latin America, intended to provide a comparative context to the book, not a detailed study of the present ... More


Modern America: Specialization

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the specialization of the federal judiciary from the start of World War II in 1939 to the election of Bill Clinton's presidential successor in 2000. Coming out of the New Deal, ... More


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