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Informal networks and judicial decisions: Insights from the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1986-2015

Dressel, Björn; Inoue, Tomoo


To what extent do informal networks shape the decisions of the Supreme Court of the Philippines? Though often raised in the Philippines, this question has never been studied empirically. To answer it, we constructed a set of social network variables to assess how informal ties, based on university connections and work affiliations, may have influenced the court’s decisions between 1986 and 2015 in 47 politically high-profile cases. Providing statistically significant evidence for the effects of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1177/0192512118795314


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