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Diseño constitucional y estabilidad judicial en América Latina, 1900‐2009

Lara Borges, Oswald and Castagnola, Maria Andrea and Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal (2012) Diseño constitucional y estabilidad judicial en América Latina, 1900‐2009. Política y Gobierno, 19 (1). 3 - 40.

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This paper analyzes constitutional design as it pertains to the powers, composition, selection procedures, and duration of the mandate of supreme courts and constitutional tribunals in 17 Latin American countries between 1900 and 2009. The analysis is based on an original database that contains the text of all constitutional articles in the central organs of the judiciary. The paper relies on this information to demonstrate to what degree the job stability of magistrates can be explained in terms of the institutional conditions that regulate the judicial system. Our analysis emphasizes that the survival of magistrates is determined by the stability of the constitutional framework, rather than any specific legal content.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Lara Borges, Oswald
Castagnola, Maria Andrea
Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Política y Gobierno
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Publisher: Universidad de Salamanca
Page Range: 3 - 40
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Political Science
Refereed: Yes
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Article Type: Research Article
Additional Information: English title: "Constitional Design and Judicial Stability in Latin America, 1900-2009"
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 16:28
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:01


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