This new book edited by Sandra Botero, Daniel M. Brinks and Ezequiel A. Gonzalez-Ocantos is finally out in print!
Latin America was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of what has come to be known as the judicialization of politics – the use of law and legal institutions as tools of social contestation to curb the abuse of power in government, resolve policy disputes, and enforce and expand civil, political, and socio-economic rights. Almost forty years into this experiment, The Limits of Judicialization brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars to assess the role that law and courts play in Latin American politics. Featuring studies of hot-button topics including abortion, state violence, judicial corruption, and corruption prosecutions, this volume argues that the institutional and cultural changes that empowered courts, what the editors call the ‘judicialization superstructure,’ often fall short of the promise of greater accountability and rights protection. Illustrative and expansive, this volume offers a truly interdisciplinary analysis of the limits of judicialized politics. You can check out the recording from the book launch during the Bergen Exchanges 2022 in below.
Check out other work by our affiliates on the topic of Judicialization
- Rachel Sieder, Line Schjolden, Alan Angell (eds). 2009. The Judicialization of Politics in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan New York, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-10887-6
- Daniel Brinks, Abby Blass, Rethinking judicial empowerment: The new foundations of constitutional justice, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Volume 15, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages 296–331, https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/mox045