Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Amy L. Steigerwalt
Robert M. Howard
Conventional wisdom holds that constitutions shape behavior, structures, and institutions. Looking at provisions in the constitutions of 19 Latin American countries, I show the level of judicial independence exercised by a country’s courts and judges is a function of constitutional provisions.
Dias, Clarissa F., "Do Constitutions Matter? Essays on the Impact of Constitutional Provisions on De Facto Judicial Independence in Latin American Countries." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2013.