Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine

Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine Why are independent courts rarely found in emerging democracies This book moves beyond familiar obstacles such as an inhospitable legal legacy and formal institutions that expose judges to political

  • Title: Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine
  • Author: Maria Popova
  • ISBN: 1107014891
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Why are independent courts rarely found in emerging democracies This book moves beyond familiar obstacles, such as an inhospitable legal legacy and formal institutions that expose judges to political pressure It proposes a strategic pressure theory, which claims that in emerging democracies, political competition eggs on rather than restrains power hungry politicians In Why are independent courts rarely found in emerging democracies This book moves beyond familiar obstacles, such as an inhospitable legal legacy and formal institutions that expose judges to political pressure It proposes a strategic pressure theory, which claims that in emerging democracies, political competition eggs on rather than restrains power hungry politicians Incumbents who are losing their grip on power try to use the courts to hang on, which leads to the politicization of justice The analysis uses four original datasets, containing 1,000 decisions by Russian and Ukrainian lower courts from 1998 to 2004 in two politically salient types of cases electoral registration disputes and defamation lawsuits against media outlets as well as data from interviews with judges, lawyers, litigants, and judicial administrators The main finding is that justice is politicized in both countries, but in the competitive regime Ukraine incumbents leaned forcefully on the courts and obtained favorable rulings Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 197 pages Published January 31st 2012 by Cambridge University Press first published January 23rd 2012 More Details ISBN 1107014891 ISBN13 9781107014893 Edition Language English Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies, please sign up

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