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Comparative Politics

2011

Julio Ríos-Figueroa

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The Politics Of Amendment Processes. Supreme Court Influence In The Design Of Judicial Councils, Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Andrea Pozas-Loyo Jan 2011

The Politics Of Amendment Processes. Supreme Court Influence In The Design Of Judicial Councils, Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Andrea Pozas-Loyo

Julio Ríos-Figueroa

This Article studies amendment processes, their specific characteristics, and how these characteristics shape institutional design outcomes. Amendment processes are in between the extraordinary creation of new constitutions and the ordinary process of lawmaking. Our central claim is that the design of institutions through amendments is influenced by variables that do not regularly figure in the analysis of constitution making because of their bias toward new constitutions and the “politics of the extraordinary.” In particular, we argue that the design of the existing institutions and the political leverage of actors that do not participate directly in constitutional reform may exert an ...


Institutions For Constitutional Justice In Latin America, Julio Ríos-Figueroa Jan 2011

Institutions For Constitutional Justice In Latin America, Julio Ríos-Figueroa

Julio Ríos-Figueroa

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Courts In Latin America, Julio Ríos-Figueroa Dec 2010

Introduction: Courts In Latin America, Julio Ríos-Figueroa

Julio Ríos-Figueroa

No abstract provided.