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Abstract

VERDUGO R., Sergio. CONTRIBUTION OF THE JUDICIAL DISSENT MODEL TO THE POLITICAL SYSTEM: JUDICIAL PLURALISM AND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE. RDUCN [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.2, pp. 217-272. ISSN 0718-9753.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-97532011000200009.

In a comparative law perspective there are differences related to the possibility of publishing the dissenting opinions and concurrences that exist inside collegiate courts. Some systems follow a tradition of secrecy, while others follow transparency. This work analyzes the benefits that the dissenting opinion system produces for the political system, studying the role of the judges inside it. It explores the relation between this debate and a perspective of judicial legitimacy based on accountability and less related to the professionalization and hierarchy of the judicature. Te paper proposes a framework for discussing the problem of judicial transparency inside those countries that accept constitutional democracy and judicial review, offering a line of research and opening perspectives for future papers.

Keywords : Dissent; separate vote; constitutional power; judicial transparency; judicial legitimacy.

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