The Judiciary and Democratic Decay in Latin America: Declining Confidence in the Rule of Law

Synopsis

Prillaman fills a significant gap in the literature on democratic consolidation and challenges the conventional wisdom about Latin American judicial reform. He has developed a coherent list of indicators to monitor whether judiciaries are improving or decaying over time, applied that framework to contemporary case studies, and concluded that prospects for democracy are bleaker than traditionally assumed.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000