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Judicialization of politics or politicization of the judiciary? Considerations from recent events in Thailand

Dressel, Bjoern


Courts are becoming major players in the political landscape of South-east Asia. This paper seeks to examine the causes and consequences of this new trend with particular reference to Thailand. Our study primarily analyzes the behavior of the Thai Constitutional Court during the political crisis in 2006-2008; the findings suggest that recent judicial activism and assertiveness in political matters, while partly explained by the interests of judges themselves and by the constitutional rules...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Review
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2010.521253


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