Comparative Judicial Politics: Issues and Trends

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Chai Chaiyachit

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The comparative study of courts has had a long tradition in political science. However,the study of courts declined with the coming of the behavioral revolution. In the late twentieth century, there has been a considerable amount of new work on the role of courts in democratization and democratic consolidation. Comparative judicial politics as a subfield of comparative politics deals with courts, constitutional judges, and the judicial review process. Scholars have more interest in the role of High Courts or Constitutional Courts that influence broader processes: the consolidation of new democracies, the development of constitutions, the protection of individual rights, the making of public policy, and ensuring the integrity of political competition.

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chaiyachit, chai. (2020). Comparative Judicial Politics: Issues and Trends. King Prajadhipok’s Institute Journal, 16(2), 31–53. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kpi_journal/article/view/243924
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