This volume explores the changing legal ideas and practices that accompany, cause, and are a consequence of the judicialization of politics in Latin America.
Javier A. Couso is a Professor of Law at Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. In 2006-7, Couso was the Tinker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work focuses on the study of Chilean and Latin American constitutional law and processes of judicialization of politics in the region. He has published extensively on such matters, in journals such as Democratization; Verfassung und Recht in Ubersee (VRU) (Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America); Griffith Law Review; and the Revista de Ciencia Politica. He has also contributed chapters in a number of edited volumes. Alexandra Huneeus is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is also a faculty member of the Legal Studies Program. Huneeus has been a postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University; a Visiting Scholar at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile; and a Fellow of the International Human Rights Clinic at the Berkeley Law School. Her research focuses on judicial politics and human rights in Latin America. Rachel Sieder is research professor at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Mexico City. She is also an associate researcher at the Chr.Michelsen Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. She was a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, where she remains a research Fellow. She has published widely on indigenous rights, human rights, and socio-legal studies, with a particular geographical focus on Guatemala.