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The Resource The achilles heel of democracy : judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America, Rachel E. Bowen

The achilles heel of democracy : judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America, Rachel E. Bowen

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The achilles heel of democracy : judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America
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The achilles heel of democracy
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judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America
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Rachel E. Bowen
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eng
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"Featuring the first in-depth comparison of the judicial politics of five under-studied Central American countries, The Achilles Heel of Democracy offers a novel typology of 'judicial regime types' based on the political independence and societal autonomy of the judiciary. This book highlights the under-theorized influences on the justice system - criminals, activists, and other societal actors, and the ways that they intersect with more overtly political influences. Grounded in interviews with judges, lawyers, and activists, it presents the 'high politics' of constitutional conflicts in the context of national political conflicts as well as the 'low politics' of crime control and the operations of trial-level courts. The book begins in the violent and often authoritarian 1980s in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and spans through the tumultuous 2015 'Guatemalan Spring'; the evolution of Costa Rica's robust liberal judicial regime is traced from the 1950s"--
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Bowen, Rachel E
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non fiction
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  • Judicial independence
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Rule of law
  • Judges
  • Judicial independence
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Rule of law
  • Central America
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The achilles heel of democracy : judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America, Rachel E. Bowen
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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24 cm
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x, 292 pages
Isbn
9781107178328
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2017005280
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)974672465
Label
The achilles heel of democracy : judicial autonomy and the rule of law in Central America, Rachel E. Bowen
Publication
Copyright
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
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9781107178328
Lccn
2017005280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)974672465

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