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The Resource Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts, Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law, (electronic resource)

Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts, Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law, (electronic resource)

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Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts
Title
Fragile democracies
Title remainder
contested power in the era of constitutional courts
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the democratic ascendency of the post-Soviet era is under severe challenge. While fragile democracies in Eastern Europe, Africa, and East Asia face renewed threats, the world has witnessed the failed democratic promises of the Arab Spring. What lessons can be drawn from these struggles? What conditions or institutions are needed to prevent the collapse of democracy? This book argues that the most significant antidote to authoritarianism is the presence of strong constitutional courts. Distinct in the third wave of democratization, these courts serve as a bulwark against vulnerability to external threats as well as internal consolidation of power. Particular attention is given to societies riven by deep divisions of race, religion, or national background, for which the courts have become pivotal actors in allowing democracy to take root.--
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Issacharoff, Samuel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in election law and democracy
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Constitutional history
  • Democracy
  • New democracies
  • Constitutional courts
  • Constitutional law
Label
Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts, Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139839334
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Burden of Modern Democracy -- The American Paradox -- The Boundaries of Democracy -- Types of Threats -- Responses to Antidemocratic Threats -- Judging Militant Democracy -- Giving Up Power -- The Promise of Constitutional Democracy -- Transition in South Africa -- The Era of Constitutional Courts -- The Constitutional Bargain -- Can Law Protect Democracy? -- Constitutionalism in the Time of Fragile Democracies -- Epilogue : Democratic Objectives
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CR9781139839334
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107038707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915136547
Label
Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts, Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139839334
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Burden of Modern Democracy -- The American Paradox -- The Boundaries of Democracy -- Types of Threats -- Responses to Antidemocratic Threats -- Judging Militant Democracy -- Giving Up Power -- The Promise of Constitutional Democracy -- Transition in South Africa -- The Era of Constitutional Courts -- The Constitutional Bargain -- Can Law Protect Democracy? -- Constitutionalism in the Time of Fragile Democracies -- Epilogue : Democratic Objectives
Control code
CR9781139839334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107038707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915136547

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