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dc.contributor.authorDressel, Bjoernen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:31:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:31:01Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-01-25T02:20:19Z
dc.identifier.issn09512748en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09512748.2010.521253en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35645
dc.description.abstractCourts are becoming major players in the political landscape of Southeast 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 guiding their activities, is best understood as a direct consequence of the intervention of the monarchy, to which the judiciary has traditionally been closely aligned. Accordingly, the Thai case not only provides new evidence about what may be driving the new judicialization trend, it also draws attention to problematic aspects of this trend, namely the gradual politicization of the Thai judiciary and with it the erosion of the rule of law in Thailand and its replacement with rule by law. Our findings may also illuminate some larger issues at the intersection of politics and the courts throughout the region in ways that advance the theoretical understanding of both.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom671en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto691en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Pacific Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGovernment and Politics of Asia and the Pacificen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160606en_US
dc.titleJudicialization of politics or politicization of the judiciary? Considerations from recent events in Thailanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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