Courts & Power in Latin America & Africa

Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)

New York: Palgrave Macmillan 231 p.

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 while others—under seemingly similar circumstances—become “hyper-active”? These are questions of central theoretical and practical importance in a context of increasing juridification of politics in many parts of the world, combined […]

National Integration and the Dynamics of Coalition and Federalism in India

Kavita Navlani (2006)

The Indian Journal of Political Science, vol. 67, no. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 2006), pp. 119-132

There is a broad consensus in social science today, which is indicating a paradigmatic shift in the theorizationof such concepts as ‘nation, nationalism, culture, identity and national integration’. It is unjust and inappropriate to view such concepts as nation, nationalism, culture, identity and national integration etc. without a due consideration to the multiple identity components […]