Judicial Independence

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This article reviews the literature on the measurement and consequences of judicial independence worldwide. First, the article discusses the difficulties inherent in defining judicial independence. Next, the article describes various measures of de facto and de jure judicial independence and their properties. Finally, the article describes the consequences of judicial independence for politics and economic development worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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