Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View by Tim KoopmansCourts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View by Tim Koopmans

Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative View

byTim Koopmans

Paperback | September 22, 2003

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The frontier between "law" and "politics" is not always clear-cut. Although courts are allowed to function broadly, governments and parliaments can also make independent decisions. Tim Koopmans compares the way American, British, French and German law and politics handle different issues. For example, highly "political" subjects in one country may constitute legal issues in another. Koopmans considers case law in a range of issues, including human rights protection, federalism, separation of powers, and the impact of European and international law.
Title:Courts and Political Institutions: A Comparative ViewFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 22, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521533996

ISBN - 13:9780521533997

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Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The sovereignty of parliament; 3. Judicial review of legislation; 4. The growth of judicial power; 5. The limits of judicial review; 6. The legality of administrative action; 7. Courts and governments; 8. Courts and individual rights; 9. Techniques of judicial protection; 10. A glance at the future; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Courts and Political Institutions provides an excellent introduction to comparative constitutional law and comparative judicial decision-making...Koopmans goes beyond merely describing how different political and constitutional systems work; he provides an analytical framework for future research, as well as substantive issues for further inquiry." Law and Politics Book Review