Constitutional transition and the travail of judges : the courts of South Korea
- Marie Seong-Hak Kim.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- Physical description
- xi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Kim, Marie Seong-Hak, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-344) and index.
- The making of the constitution and the courts, 1945-1962
- Jurisprudential evolution, 1962-1972
- The Yusin era, 1972-1980 (1) : the laws
- The Yusin era, 1972-1980 (2) : the courts
- The Yusin era, 1972-1980 (3) : the judges
- Political transitions and the rule of law, 1980-1987
- Democracy and travails of judges, 1987 to present
This book looks at the history of the courts in South Korea from 1945 to the contemporary period. It sets forth the evolution of the judicial process and jurisprudence in the context of the nation's political and constitutional transitions. The focus is on constitutional authoritarianism in the 1970s under President Park Chung Hee, when judges faced a positivist crisis as their capacity to protect individual rights and restrain the government was impaired by the constitutional language. Caught between the contending duties of implementing the law and pursuing justice, the judges adhered to formal legal rationality and preserved the fundamental constitutional order, which eventually proved essential in the nation's democratization in the late 1980s. Addressing both democratic and authoritarian rule of law, this volume prompts fresh debate on judicial restraint and engagement in comparative perspectives.
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- Title Variation
- Courts of South Korea
- 9781108474894 hardcover
- 1108474896 hardcover
- 9781108628433 electronic book
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