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The Role of Courts in a Democracy: Alternatives to Judicial Supremacy

Author: 
Dr Cristina Parau
Publication date: 
Wed, 16 Feb 2011

This policy brief assesses the adoption of US models of judicial activism in post-Communist countries of central and Eastern Europe, and proposes an alternative model in the form of co-equality as a more effective way to reconcile popular sovereignty with individual liberty.