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How courts shape electoral politics in Thailand and Indonesia

Indonesian Supreme Court In the current issue of Governance, Björn Dressel and Marcus Mietzner of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific examine the divergent roles of Thai and Indonesian courts in shaping electoral politics.  Where political power is diffused, as in Indonesia, courts have more autonomy and act to open up the electoral process.  Where power remains concentrated, as in Thailand, “elites have both the motive and the means to turn judicial activism to anti-democratic ends.”  Read the article.

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September 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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