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Government > Democracy and rights > Strong judicial review?: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Political scientist Robert A. Dahl compares the constitutions of countries which have been “steadily democratic since 1950” on the characteristic of judicial review, which is the power to declare unconstitutional laws duly passed by parliament and/or signed by the president. (As distinct from the ability to strike down acts of subordinate governments, such as states or provinces. (Strong judicial review or no strong judicial review).

Citation

"All countries compared for Government > Democracy and rights > Strong judicial review?", How Democratic is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl.2001. ISBN 0-300-09218-0. Table 1. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy-and-rights/Strong-judicial-review?

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