Scholars and students of comparative law, comparative politics, constitutional and administrative law
Carlo Guarnieri, Dipartimento di organizzazione e sistema politico, Bologna, Italy, and Patrizia Pederzoli, Dipartimento di organizzazione e sistema politico, Bologna, Italy
"These political scientists provide major agendas for inter-disciplinary study of matters about which lawyers, especially comparative lawyers, are much excercised." - International and Comparative Law Quarterly
"It is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to know the basic facts - no, quite a lot of deep and detailed facts - of the systems in the seven jurisdictions for the purposes of any objective comparison ... Buy this book for the quality of its objective factual research." - Journal of Law and Society
"... enormously high quality of the factual research ... The comprehensive sweep of the authors' descriptions of judicial careers and systems in the seven jurisdictions is entirely admirable.
The use of illustrative tables is particularly well done ... The authors are also to be commended for the thoroughness of their cross-references and bibliography." - Journal of Law and Society
A. The social and political significance of the judiciary
B. The rise of the political judge
C. How to guard the guardians
D. A comparative and empirical analysis: general trends and peculiar cases
1: Judges: Status, Career, and Activism
2: The Judicial System
3: The Political System
Conclusion: Judicial Power: Threat or Key to Democracy?