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Publications

Judicial Politics in Mexico. The Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy

Andrea Castagnola, Steering Committee Member and Coordinator of Judicial Independence Unit, have together with Saul Lopez Noriega edited the book “Judicial Politics in Mexico. The …

El rol de la Suprema Corte en la Consolidación Democrática de México

A recently edited book that examines the role of the Mexican Supreme Court in the transition to democracy.

The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings

Marit Skivenes has together with Anne-Mette Magnussen published an article on “The Child’s Opinion and Position in Care Order Proceedings: An Analysis of Judicial Discretion …

Judicial Instability and Endogenous Constitutional Change: Lessons from Latin America

Andrea Castagnola has together with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán published an article on Judicial Instability and Endogenous Constitutional Change in Latin America.

Projects

Political Fragmentation and Judicial Independence: An empirical study of Unconstitutional Actions in Paraguay 1995-2015

Congratulations to Andrea Castagnola, Anibal Perez Linan and “Desarrollo, Instituto de Capacitacion y Estudios” for the recently awarded a two-years research fund to study judicial voting …

The political manipulation of High Courts in Latin America

Even though democracy is the most desirable form of government, there is no conclusive evidence that it constitutes either a necessary or a sufficient condition …

The Mexican Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy

After more than 70 years of uninterrupted authoritarian government headed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), in 2000 the country formally began the transition to …

Manipulating Courts in New Democracies. Forcing Judges off the Bench in Argentina

This is a solo book manuscrit to by published by Routledge 2017. Abstract: When do a justice leave office? Typically, a justice with life tenure would …

Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation, health impacts and game changers

Development actors have increasingly recognised the importance of the political determinants of health. One way in which politics and power dynamics impact health is through …