Comparative Judicial Politics

John Ferejohn, Frances Rosenbluth and Charles R. Shipan

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577482 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Comparative Judicial Politics

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This article studies comparative judicial politics, and presents a systematic definition of judicial independence. It presents theoretical explanations — positive and normative — for judicial independence, and examines judicial systems in a classificatory way. The article concludes with a list of the authors' ideas for empirical research.

Keywords: comparative judicial politics; systematic definition; judicial independence; theoretical explanations; judicial systems

Article.  12383 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Politics and Law

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