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By Maria Popova

Why are autonomous courts not often present in rising democracies? This ebook strikes past regular stumbling blocks, similar to an inhospitable criminal legacy and formal associations that disclose judges to political strain. It proposes a strategic strain concept, which claims that during rising democracies, political festival eggs on instead of restrains power-hungry politicians. Incumbents who're wasting their grip on energy attempt to use the courts to hold on, which ends up in the politicization of justice. The research makes use of 4 unique datasets, containing 1,000 judgements by means of Russian and Ukrainian decrease courts from 1998 to 2004. the most discovering is that justice is politicized in either international locations, yet within the extra aggressive regime (Ukraine) incumbents leaned extra forcefully at the courts and acquired extra favorable rulings.

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