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Courts and Political Institutions A Comparative View

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ISBN-10: 0521533996

ISBN-13: 9780521533997

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tim Koopmans

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The frontier between 'law' and 'politics' is not always clear-cut. A large area exists where courts operate, but where governments and parliaments also make decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics deal with different issues: in many instances subjects which are highly 'political' in one country constitute legal issues in another. Is there, for example a 'sovereign Parliament' (as there is in Britain), or will courts control the compatibility of statutes with the Constitution (as in the United States and Germany)? How far can courts go in controlling the legality of administrative action? Are there general legal theories about the…    
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Table of cases
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The sovereignty of parliament
Judicial review of legislation
The growth of judicial power
The limits of judicial review
The legality of administrative action
Courts and governments
Courts and individual rights
Techniques of judicial protection
A glance at the future
Select bibliography
Index