Meddling with justice: Competitive politics, impunity, and distrusted courts in post-orange Ukraine

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Abstract

Contrary to the theories of judicial empowerment that argue that the presence of strong political opposition is necessary for the development of an independent judiciary, the increasing fragmentation of power in today's Ukraine goes hand-in-hand with judicial disempowerment-dependent courts regularly provide important benefits to rival elites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-147
Number of pages26
JournalDemokratizatsiya
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • fragmentation of power
  • impunity
  • judicial corruption
  • judicial independence
  • post-Communism
  • ukraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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