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Author Helmke, Gretchen, 1967-

Title Courts under constraints : judges, generals, and presidents in Argentina / Gretchen Helmke
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1 Ruling against the Rulers; 2 The Logic of Strategic Defection; 3 A Theory of Court-Executive Relations; 4 Judges, Generals, and Presidents; 5 The Reverse Legal-Political Cycle; 6 The Dynamics of Defection; 7 Conclusion; Appendix A Overview of the Federal Argentine Judiciary and the Argentine Supreme Court; Appendix B The Argentine Supreme Court Decisions Data Set; Appendix C Equilibria Proofs; References; Index
Summary This study offers a new theoretical framework for understanding how institutional instability affects judicial behavior under dictatorship and democracy. In stark contrast to conventional wisdom, the central findings of the book contradict the longstanding assumption that only independent judges rule against the government of the day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-207) and index
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Subject Civil-military relations -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Political questions and judicial power -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1983-2002.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004052120
ISBN 051108160X (electronic bk.)
0511082053 (electronic bk.)
0511510144 (electronic bk.)
9780511081606 (electronic bk.)
9780511082054 (electronic bk.)
9780511510144 (electronic bk.)