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Courts and Political Institutions
A Comparative View

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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521826624

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  • The frontier between "law" and "politics" is not always clear-cut. Although courts are allowed to function broadly, governments and parliaments can also make independent decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics handle different issues. For example, highly "political" subjects in one country may constitute legal issues in another. Koopmans considers case law in a range of issues, including human rights protection, federalism, separation of powers, and the impact of European and international law.

    • Interdisciplinary: considers both law and politics
    • An alternative understanding of comparative constitutional law
    • Highlights the relationship between democracy and the rule of law
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Courts and Political Institutions provides an excellent introduction to comparative constitutional law and comparative judicial decision-making...Koopmans goes beyond merely describing how different political and constitutional systems work; he provides an analytical framework for future research, as well as substantive issues for further inquiry." Law and Politics Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521826624
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.654kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Table of cases
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. The sovereignty of parliament
    3. Judicial review of legislation
    4. The growth of judicial power
    5. The limits of judicial review
    6. The legality of administrative action
    7. Courts and governments
    8. Courts and individual rights
    9. Techniques of judicial protection
    10. A glance at the future
    Select bibliography

  • Author

    Tim Koopmans

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