Politics, Judicial Review, and the Russian Constitutional Court

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

byCarla L. Thorson

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An analysis of why politicians are driven to create an independent judicial institution with the authority to overrule their decisions. It focuses on a country with no tradition of independent judicial review - Russia. History does not support an independent judiciary here; yet a potentially powerful constitutional court has existed for 20 years.

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An analysis of why politicians are driven to create an independent judicial institution with the authority to overrule their decisions. It focuses on a country with no tradition of independent judicial review - Russia. History does not support an independent judiciary here; yet a potentially powerful constitutional court has existed fo...

CARLA THORSON Vice President of Public Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, USA. She is a specialist in Russian Politics and has held previous positions at UCLA, RAND, RFE/RL Inc., and IREX.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.56 × 5.66 × 0.78 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230298729

ISBN - 13:9780230298729

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Foreword The Russian Constitutional Court in Comparative Perspective Establishing Judicial Review in Russia The Politics of Judicial Review in Russia, 1989-2010USSR Constitutional Oversight Committee, 1989-1991The First Russian Constitutional Court, 1991-1993 The Second Russian Constitutional Court, 1994-2010 Three Attempts to Establish Judicial Review in Russia Appendix Notes Bibliography Index