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Judging Russia : The Role of the Constitutional Court in Russian Politics 1990-2006 - Alexei Trochev

Judging Russia

The Role of the Constitutional Court in Russian Politics 1990-2006


Published: 3rd March 2011
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This book is the first in-depth study of the actual role that the Russian Constitutional Court played in protecting fundamental rights and resolving legislative-executive struggles and federalism disputes in both Yeltsin s and Putin s Russia. Trochev argues that judicial empowerment is a non-linear process with unintended consequences and that courts that depend on their reputation flourish only if an effective and capable state is there to support them. This is because judges can rely only on the authoritativeness of their judgments, unlike politicians and bureaucrats, who have the material resources necessary to respond to judicial decisions. Drawing upon systematic analysis of all decisions of the Russian Court (published and unpublished) and previously unavailable materials on their (non-)implementation, and resting on a combination of the approaches from comparative politics, law, and public administration, this book shows how and why judges attempted to reform Russia s governance and fought to ensure compliance with their judgments."

Review of the hardback: 'Alexei Trochev is ideally qualified to write this magnificent and highly important book. This will be required reading not only for those interested in public law and constitutional adjudication, but also anyone wishing to gain an understanding of contemporary Russia.' Bill Bowring, Journal of Law and Society

Introduction: three puzzles of post-communist judicial empowerment
Non-linear judicial empowerment
Making and re-making constitutional review Russian-style
The Russian constitutional review in action (1990-3)
Decision-making of the 2nd Russian constitutional court: 1995-2006
The constitutional court has ruled ... what next?
The 2nd Russian constitutional court (1995-2007): problematique of implementation
'Tinkering' with judicial tenure and 'wars of courts' in comparative perspective
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ISBN: 9780521173353
ISBN-10: 0521173353
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3rd March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.56