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Courts That Matter, Activists, Judges, and the Politics of Rights Enforcement, Sandra Botero

Summary
Courts around the world regularly issue rulings on the socioeconomic rights of citizens, but the impact of these decisions varies widely. This book compares the experiences of two very assertive high courts in Colombia and Argentina to examine the differing impacts of landmark socioeconomic rights decisions
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Series information -- Title page -- Imprints page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 The Argument in Brief -- 1.2 Contributions -- 1.3 Plan Ahead -- 2 Coproducing Judicial Impact -- 2.1 Conceptualizing and Measuring Judicial Impact -- 2.2 Causation -- 2.3 Beyond Direct and Indirect Effects -- 2.4 Explaining Judicial Impact -- 2.5 The Argument -- 2.6 Research Strategy -- 3 Collaborative Oversight Arenas -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Environmental Rights: Causa Mendoza (Argentina) -- 3.3 Right to Health: T-760 (Colombia) -- 3.4 Alternative Explanations -- 3.5 Conclusions -- 4 Assessing the Effects of Monitoring Mechanisms and Legal Constituencies -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Cases with Dense Legal Constituencies and No Monitoring Mechanisms -- 4.3 Cases with Monitoring Mechanisms -- 4.4 Conclusions: The Four Cases in Comparative Perspective -- 5 Low Impact Cases -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Rights to Food and Health: Causa Chaco (Argentina) -- 5.3 Environmental Rights: T-231 (Colombia) -- 5.4 Conclusions: Learning from Chaco and T-231 -- 6 Collaborative Monitoring in India -- 6.1 Right to Food Case -- 6.2 Delhi Vehicular Pollution Case -- 6.3 Conclusions -- 7 Conclusions -- 7.1 Can Courts Advance Rights? -- 7.2 Cross-Regional Lessons -- 7.3 Refinements to My Theory -- 7.4 Crafting Impact through Collaboration -- 7.5 Responding to the Critics of Judicial Intervention in SER -- 7.6 Judicial Power -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Methodological Considerations -- Appendix B: Key Supreme Court of India Orders on TPDS and Midday Meal -- References -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (226 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781009281973

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