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The Challenge of Change for European Judicial Systems : Developing a Public Administration Perspective - Marco Fabri

The Challenge of Change for European Judicial Systems

Developing a Public Administration Perspective

By: Marco Fabri (Editor), Philip M Langbroek (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781586030629
Number Of Pages: 320

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Throughout Europe, judicial systems are under an increasing societal and political strain to increase the speed of proceedings, to improve their organisational functioning, and to pay attention to the media and the public. As a consequence European governments have recognized the necessity to invest in their judicial systems, since they perform a growing role in the democratic life and an essential task in upholding the rule of law This difficult challenge of change can not be left only to the juridical professionals that traditionally have the domain on judicial systems. The contribution of public administration scholars will be important to develop a body of knowledge that can endorse this challenge and combine insights from different perspectives. This collection wants to stimulate further developments of public administration studies in the field of justice. These contributions describe various attempts that have been made in the different countries to cope with the increasing political and societal demands to the justice system. They reveal many existing tensions between traditional legal professional values, in particular judicial independence, and pressures to increase productivity and effectiveness of the work of the courts and public prosecutors' offices. Accountability and legitimacy of the courts are at stake here as well. Attention is also being paid to the consequences of the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies in judicial organisations.

Preface
Introduction
Developing a Public Administration Perspective on Judicial Systems in Europep. 1
Address to the EGPA Conference, Cape Sounion, Greecep. 23
Gerer et rendre la justice au XXIeme siecle: La Justice continentalep. 29
Modernising Civil Justice in England and Walesp. 37
Justice. Quels modes d'administration et d'evaluation pour un service public complexe qui doit rendre des decision en toute independence?p. 47
The System of Justice in Italy: Signs of Evolutionp. 61
Managing and Delivering Justice in the Netherlands in the 21st Century. Towards an Empowerment of the Judiciaryp. 75
The Power of Innovationp. 87
Public Management Reform - A Challenge to Judicial Independence?p. 93
Reinventing the Least Dangerous Branch of Government: Judicial Independence and the Accountability for the Administration of Justice, Courts and Judges in the Netherlandsp. 111
Aspects of the Public Justice System in Greecep. 125
The Problem of Eradicating Corruption from the Judiciaryp. 137
On the Quality of the Administration of Justice, Judges and Courtsp. 155
Measuring Performance in Criminal Justice: An Initial Evaluation of the Application of the New Public Management to Criminal Justice Agencies in England and Walesp. 167
Selected Issues of Judicial Administration in a Comparative Perspectivep. 187
Le ministere public: l'evolution d'une bureaucratiep. 201
Good Judges Are Not Born But Made. Recruitment, Selection and the Training of Judges in the Netherlandsp. 211
Managing Juvenile Criminal Justice in Italyp. 221
The Transparent Judge. Will Lady Justice Lose Her Blindfold?p. 237
Reinventing the Docket, Discovering the Database. The Divergent Adoption of Information Technology in the Italian Judicial Officesp. 253
Les technologies de l'information au service de la modernisation du service public de la justice en Francep. 269
La publication electronique des informations juridiques suisses. Vers un service universelp. 287
About the Authorsp. 301
Author Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9781586030629
ISBN-10: 1586030620
Series: International Institute of Administrative Sciences Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1