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Title Courts in Latin America [electronic resource] / edited by Gretchen Helmke, Julio Rios-Figueroa.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


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Description x, 342 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: courts in Latin America Gretchen Helmke and Julio Ri;os-Figueroa; 1. Institutions for constitutional justice in Latin America Julio Ri;os-Figueroa; 2. Enforcing rights and exercising an accountability function: Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court Bruce M. Wilson; 3. Strategic deference in the Colombian Constitutional Court, 1992-2006 Juan Carlos Rodri;guez-Raga; 4. From quietism to incipient activism: the institutional and ideological roots of rights adjudication in Chile Lisa Hilbink and Javier Couso; 5. 'Faithful servants of the regime' - the Brazilian Constitutional Court's role under the 1988 Constitution Daniel M. Brinks; 6. Power broker, policymaker, or rights protector? The Brazilian Supremo Tribunal Federal in transition Diana Kapiszewski; 7. Legalist vs. interpretivist: the Supreme Court and the Democratic transition in Mexico Arianna Sánchez, Beatriz Magloni and Eric Magar; 8. A theory of the politically independent judiciary: a comparative study of the United States and Argentina Rebecca Bill Chávez, John A. Ferejohn and Barry R. Weingast; 9. Courts, power and rights in Argentina and Chile Druscilla Scribner; 10. Bolivia: the rise (and fall) of judicial review Andrea Castagnola and Anibal Perez-Lińán; 11. The puzzle of judicial politics in Latin America: a theory of litigation, judicial decisions and inter-branch crises Gretchen Helmke and Jeffrey K. Staton.
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 interbranch relations; and the importance of judicial attitudes and legal culture. The authors deploy a range of methods, including qualitative case studies, paired country comparisons, statistical analysis, and game theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Constitutional courts -- Latin America.
Courts of last resort -- Latin America.
Judicial process -- Latin America.
Civil rights -- Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Helmke, Gretchen, 1967-
Ríos Figueroa, Julio.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107001091 (hardback)
9781139044929 (e-book)

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