EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Judicial Independence and Party Politics in Constitutional Courts: The Case of Portugal

Sofia Amaral-Garcia, Nuno Garoupa () and Veronica Grembi

ULB Institutional Repository from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: In this article we test to what extent Kelsenian‐type constitutional judges are independent from political parties by studying the Portuguese constitutional court. The results yield three main conclusions. First, constitutional judges in Portugal are quite sensitive to their political affiliations and their political party's presence in government when voting. Second, peer pressure is very relevant. Third, the 1997 reform enacted to increase judicial independence has had no robust statistically significant effect.

Date: 2009
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (14) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in: Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2009) v.6 n° 2,p.381–404

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/301515

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://hdl.handle.ne ... lb.ac.be:2013/301515

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ULB Institutional Repository from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Benoit Pauwels ().

 
Page updated 2021-07-27
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/301515