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Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary : Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe, Hardback Book

Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary : Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe Hardback

Edited by Kalman Pocza

Part of the Routledge Research in Constitutional Law series


Recent confrontations between constitutional courts and parliamentary majorities, for example in Poland and Hungary, have attracted international interest in the relationship between the judiciary and the legislature in Central and Eastern European countries.

Several political actors have argued that courts have assumed too much power after the democratic transformation process in 1989/1990.

These claims are explicitly or implicitly connected to the charge that courts have constrained the room for manoeuvre of the legislatures too heavily and that they have entered the field of politics.

Nevertheless, the question to what extent has this aggregation of power constrained the dominant political actors has never been examined accurately and systematically in the literature.

The present volume fills this gap by applying an innovative research methodology to quantify the impact and effect of court's decisions on legislation and legislators, and measure the strength of judicial decisions in six CEE countries.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 252 pages, 85 Line drawings, black and white; 31 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political structure & processes
  • ISBN: 9781138607644



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