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(De-)judicialization of politics in the era of populism: lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

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Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source International Journal of Human Rights
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

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Keywords populism; judicialization; constitutional court; court curbing; judicial independence; Hungary; Poland
Description Law and politics scholarship has been preoccupied with judicialization of politics, often treated as a linear, intensifying trend. This article, however, argues that the rise of populism, particularly East-Central European authoritarian populism, has brought new dialectical dynamics to the judicialization narrative. I examine the relationship between the populist rule and the judicialized structure of governance, and revisit the judicialization theories by providing a conceptual toolkit for analysing the populist backlash against judicialization.
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