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Title: How to Assess the Political Role of the Zambian Courts?
Authors: Gloppen, Siri
Keywords: Courts
Political role
Zambia
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2004: 17
Abstract: The paper addresses the methodological problems concerning how to assess the political role of courts in Zambia - and in new democracies more generally, and suggests a framework within which this can be done. Particular focus is on the accountability function vis -à-vis political authorities. We also raise the issue of the role courts play (positively or negatively) in processes of social integration of marginalised groups. And we ask how we can get a better understanding of the conditions under which courts generate legitimacy for their role and avoid undue politicisation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/137
ISBN: 82-8062-102-4
ISSN: 0804-3639
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