Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes

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Date created
2014
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Abstract
"Once regarded as mere pawns of their regimes, courts in authoraitarian states are now the subject of considerable attention within the field of comparative judicial politics. New research examines the ways in which law and courts are deployed as instruments of governance, how they structure state-society contention, and the circumstances in which courts are transformed into sites of active resistance. This new body of research constitutes an emergent field of inquiry, while simultaneously contributing to a number of related research agendas, including authoritarian durability and regime transition, human rights, transitional justice, law and development, and rule-of-law promotion. Moreover, this research offers important insights into the erosion of rights and liberties in "consolidated democracies."
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“Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 10 (2014) 281-299.
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Annual Review of Law and Social Science
Document title
Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes
Date
2014
Volume
20
First page
883
Last page
930
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Copyright is held by the author(s).
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Yes
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