Judicial Politics in Unstable Democracies: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, an Empirical Analysis 1986-2010
Asian Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2012
Posted: 13 May 2012
Date Written: April 25, 2012
In this paper we investigate empirically the determinants of judicial behavior at the Philippine Supreme Court in the period 1986-2010. Our results show some alignment between individual Justices and the interests of the presidential appointers, although it varies across presidential terms. We discuss these empirical results in the context of the Philippine’s unstable democracy and the implications for the comparative literature on judicial behavior.
Keywords: Court, Judicial Behavior, Institutions, Law and Development
JEL Classification: K00, K4, O5, O53
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