Focusing on the intersection of politics and law in six western European countries and in two supra-national bodies, the contributors here aim to debunk the myth that judges are merely "la bouche de la loi" and analyze similiarities in policy-making of the judiciaries from one nation to the next.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Judges, Courts and Policy-Making in Western Europe, Mary L. Volcansek; Chapter 2 Judicial Politics in Britain: Patrolling the Boundaries, Gavin Drewry; Chapter 3 Where Judicial Politics Are Legislative Politics: The French Constitutional Council, Alec Stone; Chapter 4 Judicial Policy-Making in Germany: The Federal Constitutional Court, Christine Landfried; Chapter 5 Judicial Policy-Making in Italy: The Constitutional Court, Maria Elisabetta De Franciscis, Rosella Zannini; Chapter 6 Judicial Policy-Making in the Netherlands: The Case-by-Case Method, Peter J. Van Koppen; Chapter 7 Judicial Politics in Belgium, Ivan Verougstraete; Chapter 8 The European Court of Justice: Supranational Policy-Making, Mary L. Volcansek; Chapter 9 The Court of Justice of the European Community and the Politics of Institutional Reform, André Bzdera; Chapter 10 Judicial Policy-Making and the Evolving Protection of Human Rights: The European Court of Human Rights in Comparative Perspective, John F. Stack;
Mary L. Volcansek