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The Judiciary And Democratic Decay In Latin America

Author : William C. Prillaman
ISBN : 0275968499
Genre : Law
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Prillaman fills a significant gap in the literature on democratic consolidation and challenges the conventional wisdom about Latin American judicial reform. He has developed a coherent list of indicators to monitor whether judiciaries are improving or decaying over time, applied that framework to contemporary case studies, and concluded that prospects for democracy are bleaker than traditionally assumed.

The Achilles Heel Of Democracy

Author : Rachel E. Bowen
ISBN : 9781316834121
Genre : Law
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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.

Democratic Governance In Latin America

Author : Scott Mainwaring
ISBN : 9780804772969
Genre : Political Science
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Producing more effective governance is the greatest challenge that faces most Latin American democracies today—a challenge that involves not only strengthening democratic institutions but also increasing governmental effectiveness. Focusing on the post-1990 period, this volume addresses why some policies and some countries have been more successful than others in meeting this dual challenge. Two features of the volume stand out. First, whereas some analysts tend to generalize for Latin America as a whole, this group of authors underscores the striking differences of achievement among countries in the region and illustrates the importance of understanding these differences. The second feature is the range of expertise within the volume. In addition to the volume editors, the contributors are Alan Angell, Daniel Brinks, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, José de Gregorio, Alejandro Foxley, Evelyne Huber, José Miguel Insulza, Juliana Martínez Franzoni, Patricio Navia, Francisco Rodriguez, Mitchell Seligson, John Stephens, Jorge Vargas Cullell, and Ignacio Walker.

The Judicial Response To Police Killings In Latin America

Author : Daniel M. Brinks
ISBN : 9781139466509
Genre : Political Science
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This book documents the corrosive effect of social exclusion on democracy and the rule of law. It shows how marginalization prevents citizens from effectively engaging even the best legal systems, how politics creeps into prosecutorial and judicial decision making, and how institutional change is often nullified by enduring contextual factors. It also shows how some institutional arrangements can overcome these impediments. The argument is based on extensive field work and original data on the investigation and prosecution of more than 500 police homicides in five legal systems in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. It includes both qualitative analyses of individual violations and prosecutions and quantitative analyses of broad patterns within and across jurisdictions. The book offers a structured comparison of police, prosecutorial, and judicial institutions in each location, and shows that analyses of any one of these organizations in isolation misses many of the essential dynamics that underlie an effective system of justice.

Fortifying Democracy And The Rule Of Law In Latin America

Author : Lydia Brashear Tiede
ISBN : UCSD:31822009314154
Genre : Criminal law
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Latin American Research Review

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172146011891
Genre : Electronic journals
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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Politics Of Judicial Review In Latin America

Author : Javier Andres Couso
ISBN : UCAL:C3482017
Genre : Judicial review
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Between Tyranny And Anarchy

Author : Paul W. Drake
ISBN : UOM:39015078783373
Genre : History
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Between Tyranny and Anarchy provides a unique comprehensive history and interpretation of efforts to establish democracies over two centuries in the major Latin American countries.

Latin American Politics And Society

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172149382925
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World Perspectives And Emergent Systems For The New Order In The New Age

Author : A. London Fell
ISBN : 0275939774
Genre : Political Science
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Continuing the series Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State, this book details developments in the Western Hemisphere, comprising North and South America, examining events and trends from the 1990s to the early twenty-first century.

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