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Rule by Law : The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (Hardcover)

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Scholars have generally assumed that courts in authoritarian states are pawns of their regimes, upholding the interests of governing elites and frustrating the efforts of their opponents. As a result, nearly all studies in comparative judicial politics have focused on democratic and democratizing countries. This volume brings together leading scholars in comparative judicial politics to consider the causes and consequences of judicial empowerment in authoritarian states. It demonstrates the wide range of governance tasks that courts perform, as well as the way in which courts can serve as critical sites of contention both among the ruling elite and between regimes and their citizens. Drawing on empirical and theoretical insights from every major region of the world, this volume advances our understanding of judicial politics in authoritarian regimes.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521895903
SKU 207990932
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521895901
Release Date 5/21/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0378
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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