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The Resource Judges and democratization : judicial independence in new democracies, B. C. Smith

Judges and democratization : judicial independence in new democracies, B. C. Smith

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Judges and democratization : judicial independence in new democracies
Title
Judges and democratization
Title remainder
judicial independence in new democracies
Statement of responsibility
B. C. Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Judiciaries must be politically impartial and immune from political interference if democracy is to be consolidated in countries in transition from authoritarian rule. Without an independent judiciary there can be no rule of law, and without the rule of law there can be no democracy. Judges and Democratization is based on the premise that democracy cannot be consolidated without the rule of law of which judicial independence is an indispensable part. It pays particular attention to the restraints placed upon judicial independence, and the reforms which are being applied, or remain to be adopted, in order to guard against the different kinds of interference which prevent judicial decisions being taken in a wholly impartial way. It examines the paradox of judicial activism arising from the independence endowed upon the judiciary by post-authoritarian constitutions. The book asks how, in the context of this endowed authority, such accountability can be made compatible with the preservation of judicial independence when the concept of an accountable, independent judiciary appears to be a contradiction in terms. This text will be of key interest to teachers and students of politics, comparative government/politics, combined politics and law, democracy and governance, human rights and democratization, and democratic development. --
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Berkinshaw-Smith, B. C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge/challenges of globalisation
Series volume
13
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  • Judicial independence
  • Judicial power
  • Judicial process
  • Judges
  • Democratization
  • Democratization
  • Judges
  • Judicial independence
  • Judicial power
  • Judicial process
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Judges and democratization : judicial independence in new democracies, B. C. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 pages :billustrations
Isbn
9781138682924
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033817
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)954038351
Label
Judges and democratization : judicial independence in new democracies, B. C. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 pages :billustrations
Isbn
9781138682924
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)954038351

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