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NCJ Number: 155612 Find in a Library
Title: Authoritarianism and the Functions of the Courts: A Time Series Analysis of the Philippine Supreme Court, 1961- 1987
Journal: Law and Society Review  Volume:27  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:707-740
Author(s): C N Tate; S L Haynie
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: SES-8710051
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Focusing on the independent and powerful Philippine Supreme Court before Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972, this paper examines the impact of the establishment and breakdown of authoritarianism on the court's performance of the functions of conflict resolution, social control, and administration.
Abstract: Hypotheses and models were developed regarding the impacts of the onset, consolidation, and breakdown of martial law authoritarianism under Marcos on that court's handling of the three functions. Box-Jenkins time series analysis methods revealed that authoritarianism had no impact on the Court's performance of the conflict resolution function; authoritarianism's onset increased and its breakdown decreased the Court's performance of the routine administrative function. Authoritarianism's onset decreased but its consolidation increased the Court's performance of the social control function. The study provides an example of how theoretical approaches to courts and their institutional performance can be made operational and rigorously analyzed; it also aids understanding of the possible and actual interactions governing the relationships between courts and executives, especially authoritarian executives. Tables, figures, footnotes, 1 legal citation, and 42 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Martial law; Philippines
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