Judicial Instability and Endogenous Constitutional Change: Lessons from Latin America

Andrea Castagnola and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (2015)
British Journal of Political Science

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

Legal scholars frequently advocate institutional reforms to modernize the judiciary and promote judicial independence. However, constitutional reforms also offer an opportunity for politicians to reshuffle the high courts. This paper explores the negative consequences of constitutional change for judicial stability using an original database of Supreme Court and Constitutional Tribunal members in eighteen Latin American countries between 1904 and 2010.

This article is available from British Journal of Political Science