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Transnational Networking and Elite Self-Empowerment: The Making of the Judiciary in Contemporary Europe and Beyond

Cristina E. Parau


Studies of the fate of Judiciaries in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been rare and attempts at causal explanation rarer. This study found that interlocked transnational networking empowered a minority of elite Judiciary revisionists to entrench their institutional template in Eastern European constitutions, setting these transitional democracies on a trajectory toward a global trend of the judicialization of politics. The first, crucial step in that process is traced: the formal disempowerment of democracy through Judiciary revisions that ordinary people and politicians i ... More

Keywords: judicialization of politics, Judiciary, legitimacy, sovereignty, Central and Eastern Europe, institutional design, elite empowerment, socio-legal studies, law and politics, transnational networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266403
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina E. Parau, author
Associate Member and Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford