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Title Courts in federal countries : federalists or unitarists? / edited by Nicholas Aroney and John Kincaid.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017.


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Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: courts in federal countries -- 2. The High Court of Australia: textual unitarism vs structural federalism -- 3. The constitutional court of Belgium: safeguard of the autonomy of the communities and regions -- 4. The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil: protecting democracy and centralized power -- 5. The Supreme Court of Canada: the concept of cooperative federalism and its effect on the balance of power -- 6. The Supreme Court of Ethiopia: federalism's bystander -- 7. The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany: guardian of unitarism and federalism -- 8. The Supreme Court of India: the rise of judicial power and the protection of federalism -- 9. The Supreme Court of Mexico: reconfiguring federalism through constitutional adjudication and amendment after single-party rule -- 10. The Supreme Court of Nigeria: an embattled judiciary more centralist than federalist -- 11. The Constitutional Court of South Africa: reinforcing an hourglass system of multi-level government -- 12. The Constitutional Court of Spain: from system balancer to polarizing centralist -- 13 The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland: judicial balancing of federalism without judicial review -- 14 The Supreme Court of the United States: promoting centralization more than state autonomy -- 15 Comparative observations and conclusions.
Summary "Courts are key players in the dynamics of federal countries since their rulings have a direct impact on the ability of governments to centralize and decentralize power. Courts in Federal Countries examines the role high courts play in thirteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States. The volume's contributors analyse the centralizing or decentralizing forces at play following a court's ruling on issues such as individual rights, economic affairs, social issues, and other matters. The thirteen substantive chapters have been written to facilitate comparability between the countries. Each chapter outlines a country's federal system, explains the constitutional and institutional status of the court system, and discusses the high court's jurisprudence in light of these features. Courts in Federal Countries offers insightful explanations of judicial behaviour in the world's leading federations."-- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Constitutional courts -- Case studies.
Federal government -- Case studies.
Cours constitutionnelles -- Études de cas.
Gouvernement fédéral -- Études de cas.
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
Constitutional courts. (OCoLC)fst00875771
Federal government. (OCoLC)fst00922333
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Kincaid, John, 1946- editor.
Aroney, Nicholas, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Courts in federal countries. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017 9781487500627 (OCoLC)960295259
ISBN 9781487511470 (electronic bk.)
1487511477 (electronic bk.)
9781487514662 (electronic bk.)
1487514662 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745348
AU@ 000066382618
CHNEW 000978369
CHVBK 504727532

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