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Courting constitutionalism, the politics of public law and judicial review in Pakistan, Moeen Cheema, Australian National University.

Over the last decade, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has emerged as a powerful and overtly political institution. While the strong form of judicial review adopted by the Supreme Court has fostered the perception of a sudden and ahistorical judicialisation of politics, the judiciary's prominent role in adjudicating issues of governance and statecraft was long in the making. This book presents a deeply contextualised account of law in Pakistan and situates the judicial review jurisprudence of the superior courts in the context of historical developments in constitutional politics, evolution of state structures and broader social transformations. This book highlights that the bedrock of judicial review has remained in administrative law; it is through the consistent development of the 'Writ jurisdiction' and the judicial review of administrative action that Pakistan's superior courts have progressively carved an expansive institutional role and aggrandised themselves to the status of the regulator of the state
Table Of Contents
Postcolonia legality : fragments of the rule of law and constitutionalism -- Martial rule : military-bureaucratic authoritarianism and 'basic" constitutionalism -- Elective dictatorship : socialist populism and the myth of a consensus constitution -- Praetorian governmentality : Islamization of laws and the substantive constitutionalism -- indirect praetorianism : 'Public interest litigation' and the first wave of jurdicial activism -- Military-civil composite : 'military incorporated' and the 'lawyers' movement' -- Coporatist governance : the 'Chaudhry Court' and 'judicial proactivism' -- Conclusion : judicialization of politics in Pakistan
Literary Form
non fiction
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1 online resource (xxvii, 259 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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