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Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Critical Perspectives from around the World
Peter H. Russell and David M. O'Brien, eds.


BUY Cloth · 325 pp. · 6.13 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813920153 · $85.00 · Mar 2001
BUY Paper · 325 pp. · 6.13 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813920160 · $29.50 · Mar 2001

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international comparative perspective. Peter H. Russell's introduction outlines a general theory of judicial independence, while the contributors analyze a variety of regimes from the United States and Latin America to Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Africa. Russell's conclusion compares these various regimes in light of his own analytical framework.

About the Author: 

Peter H. Russell, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Toronto, is author of seven books on the judiciary, constitutional issues, and democracy.

David M. O'Brien, Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the University of Virginia, is author of numerous publications, including Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics.

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