Envisioning Reform: Conceptual and Practical Obstacles to Improving Judicial Performance in Latin America
Judicial reform became an important part of the agenda for development in Latin America early in the 1980s, when countries in the region started the process of democratization. Connections began to be made between judicial performance and market-based growth, and development specialists turned their attention to “second generation” institutional reforms. Although considerable progress has been made already in strengthening the judiciary and its supporting infrastructure (police, prosecutors, public defense counsel, the private bar, law schools, and the like), much remains to be done.
Linn Hammergren’s book aims to turn the spotlight on the problems in the movement toward judicial reform in Latin America over the past two decades and to suggest ways to keep the movement on track toward achieving its multiple, though often conflicting, goals. After Part I’s overview of the reform movement’s history since the 1980s, Part II examines five approaches that have been taken to judicial reform, tracing their intellectual origins, historical and strategic development, the roles of local and international participants, and their relative success in producing positive change. Part III builds on this evaluation of the five partial approaches by offering a synthetic critique aimed at showing how to turn approaches into strategies, how to ensure they are based on experiential knowledge, and how to unite separate lines of action.
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Because Spain has a council system, the Spaniards offered their own experience as a model.32 Donors were instrumental in introducing efficiency measures, because these were concerns in their own countries and elements they thus ...
... the Eastern European experience, see 14 introduction.
For a discussion of the Eastern European experience, see Gupta et al. (2002). 44. For discussions, see Rodycz (2001), Sadek (2001a), Watanabe (1986), Pinheiro Carneiro (2000). 45. See Brandt (1987, 1990), Instituto de Defensa Legal ...
They simply imitate actions that have been taken elsewhere, at best justifying their presence by a vague reference to “lessons of experience.” Some of the most common activities—training, adr, and automation—are the worst offenders, ...
(1995), and Washington Office on Latin America (1990). 3. Alvarez (1992) and Bipartisan National Commission on Central America (1984). 4. Brazil's independence experience was unique, first passing through a.
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