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Comparing Judicial Selection Systems in Common Law Democracies: Creating a Framework for Comparison


Rebecca D Gill


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

March 25, 2006

Midwest Political Science Association, 2006

Abstract:     
How does our current system of selecting judges compare to judicial selection systems in other countries? This research provides a framework for categorizing and analyzing the systems of judicial selection in countries similar to the United States. This framework accommodates and organizes a number of different institutional actors and arrangements. Additionally, this paper addresses a variety of other relevant characteristics of judicial selection systems, including professional qualifications and mandatory retirement ages. In all, countries seeking to fill judicial positions similar to that of a US Supreme Court justice have decided to do this in many different ways. This paper identifies the key players and variables common to these systems, providing researchers with a common vocabulary that allows for equivalence of measures among disparate systems.

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Keywords: judicial selection

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Date posted: January 18, 2012  

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Gill, Rebecca D, Comparing Judicial Selection Systems in Common Law Democracies: Creating a Framework for Comparison (March 25, 2006). Midwest Political Science Association, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1987135

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( email )
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Las Vegas, NV 89154
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