The Clash between Local Courts and Global Economics: The Politics of Judicial Reform in Brazil
Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 17, No. 230, 1999
48 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2016
Date Written: 1999
This article analyzes the connection between global economic and political trends and Brazilian strategies for judicial reform. A global consensus has emerged in favor of economic liberalization strategies and these strategies require the rule of law to create certainty and predictability. This article maintains that the Brazilian president’s choice of judicial reform proposals is shaped by the government’s attempt to revamp Brazil’s economy and bureaucratic state structure to engage in a single world market, in concert with the global neoliberal paradigm.
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