The Judicialization of Mega-Politics and the Rise of Political Courts

  title={The Judicialization of Mega-Politics and the Rise of Political Courts},
  author={Ran Hirschl},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • Ran Hirschl
  • Published 28 May 2008
  • Law, History
  • Annual Review of Political Science
In recent years, the judicialization of politics worldwide has expanded its scope to encompass what we may term “mega-politics”—matters of outright and utmost political significance that often define and divide whole polities. In this article, I explore the scope and nature of judicialization of this kind. I begin by identifying the characteristics of the judicialization of mega-politics and by surveying the main explanations for its emergence. I then illustrate the various forms and… 

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