Judicial behaviour

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    Publications

    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.

    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.

    Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence

    A well-functioning justice system is crucial to address corruption effectively, which in turn is important for development. But judicial institutions are themselves corruptible. Surveys show …

    Courts & Power in Latin America & Africa

    Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others?  And, why do some courts remain very timid …

    Projects

    Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States

    Since the 1970s, women have increasingly  made it to the bench. Surprisingly, the proportion of women judges is generally higher in post-conflict countries than in …

    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 …

    Democratization and the Judiciary

    This book project investigates the extent to which courts in Latin America and Africa have been able to say ‘no’ when the executive branch has overstepped …

    The Political Role of the South African Courts

    This research project (2002-5), was a collaboration with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Johannesburg) investigating the role played by courts in the linked processes of …