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Judicial Review in New Democracies Constitutional Courts in Asian Cases

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ISBN-10: 0521520398

ISBN-13: 9780521520393

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tom Ginsburg

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New democracies around the world have adopted constitutional courts to oversee the operation of democratic politics. Where does judicial power come from, how does it develop in the early stages of democratic liberalization, and what political conditions support its expansion? This book answers these questions through an examination of three constitutional courts in Asia: Taiwan, Korea, and Mongolia. In a region that has traditionally viewed law as a tool of authoritarian rulers, constitutional courts in these three societies are becoming a real constraint on government. In contrast with conventional culturalist accounts, this book argues that the design and functioning of constitutional…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Notes on usage
Introduction: the decline and fall of parliamentary sovereignty
Why judicial review?
Constituting judicial power
Building judicial power
Courts in new democracies
Confucian constitutionalism? The grand justices of the Republic of China
Distorting democracy? The constitutional court of Mongolia
Rule by law or rule of law? The constitutional court of Korea
Conclusion: comparing constitutional courts