Judges and Their Allies: Rethinking Judicial Autonomy through the Prism of Off-Bench Resistance

Alexei Trochev, Rachel Ellett

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Abstract

The social construction of judicial power is a complicated process, especially in hybrid political regimes. We argue that off-bench resistance against blatant interference supported by vibrant social networks is an important manifestation of judicial autonomy. By drawing on evidence from field research, media coverage, and the existing scholarly literature, we clarify the logic of off-bench judicial resistance against external interference, outline a taxonomy of five strategies of resistance in hybrid regimes, and explain the political implications of off-bench judicial behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-91
JournalJournal of Law and Courts
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Judicial independence
  • courts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Law

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