Agents of neoliberalism? High Courts, Legal preferences and Rights in Latin America

Título traducido de la contribución: ¿Agentes del neoliberalismo? Altos tribunales, preferencias legales y derechos en América Latina

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Constitutional courts, like in de pen dent central banks, were seen by the in-ternational financial institutions and aid agencies fueling judicial reform in Latin Amer i ca in the late 1980s and early 1990s as crucial to neoliberal eco-nomic development. Safe from the vicissitudes of representative democracy by virtue of their design, high courts were deemed ideally located to pro-vide much-needed guarantees of legal predictability. Strengthening courts and the judicial system in general was seen as vital to promoting legal sta-bility, providing access to justice for investors, increasing effectiveness, and safeguarding the neoliberal model (Carothers 2001; Rodríguez Garavito 2011). In this context, wide-ranging reforms often provided for the cre-ation of constitutional tribunals where none existed or for the empowerment of those already existing.Some of these new or recen
Título traducido de la contribución¿Agentes del neoliberalismo? Altos tribunales, preferencias legales y derechos en América Latina
Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaLatin America Since the Left Turn
EditoresTulia G. Falleti , Emilio A. Parrado
Lugar de publicaciónEstados Unidos
EditorialUniversity of Pennsylvania
CapítuloChapter 10
Páginas214-240
ISBN (versión impresa)9780812249712
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2017

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