The Persuasive Power of Russian Courts
Baird, Vanessa A., Javeline, Debra, Political Research Quarterly
Given the centralization of power in contemporary Russia, can nonexecutive institutions exercise some power, especially institutions such as high courts, which are critical to establishing the rule of law? In particular, can high courts influence the Russian public through their power to persuade? Using experiments embedded in three surveys of more than 6,000 Russians each, the authors find that the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, as well as the Duma, have persuasive power but greater potential to persuade tolerant Russians to be intolerant than vice versa. The findings have powerful implications for understanding the judicial role in protecting the rights and liberties of …
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Publication information: Article title: The Persuasive Power of Russian Courts. Contributors: Baird, Vanessa A. - Author, Javeline, Debra - Author. Journal title: Political Research Quarterly. Volume: 60. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 429+. © 2002 Political Research Quarterly. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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