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St Antony's Series

Politics, Judicial Review, and the Russian Constitutional Court

Authors: Thorson, C.

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Analysis of why politicians are driven to create an independent judicial institution with the authority to overrule their decisions. It focuses on a country with no tradition of independent judicial review - Russia. History does not support an independent judiciary here; yet a potentially powerful constitutional court has existed for 20 years.

About the authors

CARLA THORSONVice President of Public Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, USA. She is a specialist in Russian Politics and has held previous positions at UCLA, RAND, RFE/RL Inc., and IREX.

Reviews

'A thoughtful and deeply informed analysis of the establishment and operation of Russia's Constitutional Court. Read and learn about this important development.'

- George P. Shultz, 60th US Secretary of State, Distinguished Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

'Carla Thorson has been an astute observer of the Russian Constitutional Court from the time of its foundation. Her book provides an impressive and thorough analysis of the changing role of this institution from its origins in the last years of the Soviet Union to the present day. Even though the Court's political independence has been seriously curbed, Thorson makes a convincing case for its continuing potential significance.'

- Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Oxford University, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Russian Constitutional Court in Comparative Perspective

    Thorson, Carla L.

    Pages 1-27

  • Establishing Judicial Review in Russia

    Thorson, Carla L.

    Pages 28-51

  • The Politics of Judicial Review in Russia, 1989–2010

    Thorson, Carla L.

    Pages 52-64

  • USSR Constitutional Oversight Committee, 1989–91

    Thorson, Carla L.

    Pages 65-74

  • The First Russian Constitutional Court, 1991–93

    Thorson, Carla L.

    Pages 75-119

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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics, Judicial Review, and the Russian Constitutional Court
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36897-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230368972
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29872-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33492-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 217
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