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Professor Daniel Brinks Publishes Book on Public Law and Latin American Politics

Posted: December 11, 2007

A study of the legal processes of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, the book documents the corrosive effect of social exclusion on democracy and the rule of law. It shows how marginalization prevents citizens from effectively engaging even the best legal systems, how politics creeps into prosecutorial and judicial decision making, and how institutional change is often nullified by enduring contextual factors. Brinks argues, however, that some institutional arrangements can overcome these impediments.

Brinks received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame University and holds a law degree from the University of Michigan. He teaches courses on public law and Latin American politics.

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