RC09 - Comparative Judicial Studies

Chair

Charles Anthony Smith, Associate Professor
casmith@uci.edu

Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine
USA



Secretary

James Kelly, Professor
james.kelly@concordia.ca

Department of Political Science
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

 

Executive Committee

Walter Carnota, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Rhonda Evans Case, University of Texas at Austin (USA)

Mahmoud Hamad, Drake University (USA) and Cairo University (Egypt)

Lígia Mori Madeira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Wayne Sandholtz, University of California-Irvine (USA)

Alex Schwartz, Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom)

Tony Smith, Univerisity of California, Irvine (USA)

Michael Tolley, Northeastern University (USA)

 

Background

Recognised as research committee in 1973.


Objectives

Aims to promote the comparative study of judicial processes. This entails analyses of the various components of these processes: the legal profession, the judiciary, courts (as institutions), legal doctrines, legal cultures; and how these components relate to other po-litical institutions and political systems such as executives, legislatures, political parties, constitutions, federalism, political culture.

The ultimate aim is to enhance knowledge of the common and disparate factors among the judicial/political systems of the countries of the world.


Website

http://rc09.ipsa.org