Courts in Latin America


Courts in Latin America

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Read, Katherine and Griffiths, Laura Legal Information Management, Vol. Cambridge University Press Online publication date: June Print publication year: Export citation Recommend to librarian Recommend this book. Courts in Latin America.

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Wilson Associated Senior Researcher. Until this happens, and absent a better filtering system, the use of the amparo or tutela will only complicate the situation. She has also published numerous articles in leading political science journals on comparative political institutions, the rule of law and Latin American politics. The growth of their ability to control other governmental branches is just one of the evidences of this change. In accounting for this variation, the contributors push forward ongoing debates about what motivates judges; whether institutions, partisan politics, and public support shape interbranch relations; and the importance of judicial attitudes and legal culture.

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Courts, power and rights in Argentina and Chile Druscilla Scribner-- The puzzle of judicial politics in Latin America: Nielsen Book Data Publisher's Summary To what extent do courts in Latin America protect individual rights and limit governments? This volume answers these fundamental questions by bringing together today's leading scholars of judicial politics. Drawing on examples from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Bolivia, the authors demonstrate that there is widespread variation in the performance of Latin America's constitutional courts.

In accounting for this variation, the contributors push forward ongoing debates about what motivates judges; whether institutions, partisan politics and public support shape inter-branch relations; and the importance of judicial attitudes and legal culture.

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The authors deploy a range of methods, including qualitative case studies, paired country comparisons, statistical analysis and game theory.