Alec Stone Sweet

in Governing with Judges

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198297710
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601095 | DOI:

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The growing interdependence between law‐making and constitutional judging is explored, proceeding from the view that constitutional courts ought to be conceptualized as specialized legislative organs. Judicialization also engenders and institutionalizes new modes of legislative discourse and practice. The conclusion is drawn that constitutional adjudication transformed the nature of parliamentary governance unexpectedly and with significant effects.

Keywords: autolimitation; constitutional politics; Corrective revision; Judicialization; Principal‐agent contract

Chapter.  12777 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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