Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic BrazileBook - 2008
Courts, like other government institutions, shape public policy. But how are they drawn into the policy process, and how are patterns of policy debate shaped by the institutional structure of the courts? Drawing on the experience of the Brazilian federal courts since the transition to democracy, this book examines the judiciary's role in public policy debates. During a period of energetic policy reform, the high salience of many policies, combined with the conducive institutional structure of the judiciary, ensured that Brazilian courts would become an important institution at the heart of the policy process.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 227 pages) : illustrations