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xv, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Courts and public policy reform in Brazil
  • The puzzling policy influence of Brazil's federal courts
  • Policy type and judicial contestation
  • The Supreme Federal Tribunal and veto players in Brazilian politics
  • Judicial contestation of policy : political parties
  • Judicial contestation of policy : the OAB
  • Courts in the policy process : pension reform in cross-national perspective.
Courts, like other government institutions, shape public policy. But how are courts drawn into the policy process, and how are patterns of policy debate shaped by the institutional structure of the courts?Drawing on the experience of the Brazilian federal courts since the transition to democracy, "Judging Policy" examines the factors that drive policy actors to employ courts. During a period of energetic policy reform, the high salience of many policies, combined with the conducive institutional structure of the judiciary, ensured that Brazilian courts would become an important institution at the heart of the policy process. The Brazilian case thus challenges the notion that Latin America's courts have been uniformly pliant or ineffectual, with little impact on politics and policy outcomes."Judging Policy" also inserts the judiciary into the scholarly debate regarding executive-legislative and majority-minority relations in Latin America's largest and richest nation. By analyzing the full Brazilian federal court system - including not only the high court, but also trial and appellate courts - the book develops a framework with cross-national implications for understanding how courts may influence policy actors' political strategies and the distribution of power within political systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804758116 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-511-01
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ix, 137 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Introduction-- Part II. Roman Law in Antiquity: 1. The law of the Twelve Tables-- 2. Legal development by interpretation-- 3. The praetor and the control of remedies-- 4. The ius gentium and the advent of jurists-- 5. The Empire and the law-- 6. The jurists in the classical period-- 7. The ordering of the law-- 8. The culmination of classical jurisprudence-- 9. The division of the empire-- 10. Post-classical law and procedure-- 11. The decline of legal science-- 12. The end of the Western empire-- 13. Justinian and the Corpus iuris-- Part III. The Revival of Justinian's Law: 14. Roman law and Germanic law in the West-- 15. Church and empire-- 16. The rediscovery of the Digest-- 17. The civil law glossolators-- 18. Civil law and canon law-- 19. The attraction of the Bologna studium-- 20. The new learning outside Italy-- 21. Applied civil law: legal procedure-- 22. Applied civil law: legislative power-- 23. Civil law and custom-- 24. Civil law and local laws in the thirteenth century-- 25. The studium of Orleans-- Part IV. Roman Law and the Nation State: 26. The commentators-- 27. The impact of humanism-- 28. Humanism and the civil law-- 29. The civil law becomes a science-- 30. The ordering of the customary law-- 31. The Bartolist reaction-- 32. The reception of Roman law-- 33. The reception in Germany-- 34. Court practice as a source of law-- 35. Civil law and natural law-- 36. Civil law and international law-- 37. Theory and practice in the Netherlands-- Part V. Roman Law and Codification: 38. Roman law and national laws-- 39. The mature natural law-- 40. The codification movement-- 41. Early codifications in Germany and Austria-- 42. Pothier and the French Civil Code-- 43. The German historical school-- 44. Pandect-science and the German Civil Code-- 45. Nineteenth-century legal science outside Germany-- 46. Roman law in the twentieth century.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521643795 20160528
This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521643795 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-5017-01, LAW-511-01
Book
ix, 357 p. ; 23 cm.
This study describes a Latin American legal system which punishes only the poor and a "democratic" state which fails to control its own agents' arbitrary practices. The contributors argue that judicial reform cannot be seperated from human rights and that justice must be made available to the poor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268043025 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-511-01
Book
xi, 221 p. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-511-01
Book
xvi, 247, b-x p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-511-01
Book
viii, 125 p. : illus. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-511-01