Analyzes the political roots of the systems of constitutional justice in Latin America, tracing their development over the last 40 years.
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Cover; Half Title; Series page; Title page; Imprints page; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Constitutional Justice in the Americas at the Turn of the Millennium; 1.1. Recent Trends in the Design of Constitutional Justice Systems; 1.2. Constitutional Governance Theory in a Nutshell; 1.3. Constitutional Ferment in 19 Latin American Countries, 1975-2009; 1.4. Contributions; 1.5. Looking Ahead; 2 Judicial Power and the Design of Constitutional Justice; 2.1. Understanding and Measuring Judicial Power; 2.2. Disaggregating Judicial Power; 2.2.1. Autonomy. 2.2.2. Authority2.2.3. Interacting Autonomy and Authority; 2.3. Uneven Growth of Judicial Power in Latin America; 2.3.1. Using the Quantitative Measure to Describe the Region; 2.3.2. Qualitative Overview of Regional Trends; 2.3.3. Individual Countries; 2.4. Correlation or Causation: Do Formal Institutions Matter?; 2.5. Conclusion; 3 Constitutional Governance and the Politics of Judicial Design; 3.1. Putting Existing Theories on the Same Plane; 3.2. A Unifying Theory: Courts as Mechanisms of Constitutional Governance; 3.3. Principles of Design for Constitutional Governance. 3.4. Alternative Logics3.4.1. Diffusion of Regional and Period Models; 3.4.2. Learning; 3.4.3. Regime-Specific Logics (Legitimacy); 3.5. Conclusion; 4 Identifying the Political Origins of Constitutional Justice through Quantitative Analysis; 4.1. From Theory to Hypotheses to Operationalization; 4.1.1. First Principle: The Ruling Coalition and the Scope of Authority; 4.1.2. Second Principle: The Originating Coalition and the Constitutional Governance Coalition; 4.2. Alternative Explanations; 4.2.1. Testing for Learning; 4.2.2. Testing for Diffusion; 4.2.3. Testing for Authoritarian Preferences. 4.3. Results4.3.1. The Courts' Scope of Authority; 4.3.2. Ex Ante Autonomy; 4.3.3. Ex Post Autonomy; 4.3.4. Combining the Three Dimensions; 4.4. Illustrative Cases; 4.5. Implications; 5 Guatemala (1985); 5.1. The History of Guatemala's Constitutional Justice System; 5.2. Key Features of the 1985 System of Constitutional Justice; 5.3. The Emergence of a Robust and Autonomous System in Guatemala; 5.3.1. The Originating Coalition and the Construction of the CGC; 5.3.2. The Originating Coalition and the Scope of Constitutional Justice. 5.3.3. Social Constitutionalism and the Boundaries of Constitutional Justice for Private Property5.3.4. Other Logics at Work; 5.4. Other Constitutions with Similar Features; 5.5. Conclusion; 6 Argentina (1994); 6.1. The History of Argentina's Constitutional Justice System; 6.2. Key Features of the 1994 System of Constitutional Justice; 6.3. The Emergence of a Social Democratic System of Constitutional Justice in Argentina in 1994; 6.3.1. The Originating Coalition; 6.3.2. The Construction of Constitutional Governance; 6.3.3. Other Logics at Work; 6.4. Other Constitutions with Similar Features.