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Master of Arts (MA)
This paper seeks to understand the connection between political attacks on independent judiciaries and democracy scores. This study analyzed 2700 observations of democratic countries from 1980 to 2015 to test and potentially to identify if political attacks on independent judiciaries decrease high court independence thus resulting in a decrease of democracy scores. This paper found evidence to support that political attacks on courts do negatively impact democracy scores and that there have been more political attacks on courts after 2000 than before 2000
Stinson, Miranda L., "The Effects of Political Attacks on Independent High Courts in Global Cases of Democratic Backsliding After the Cold War." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2020.
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