This article discusses the role of high courts in the context of a political transition from competitive authoritarianism towards full autocratic rule. What are the roles of high courts in processes of authoritarian consolidation? Why, and under what conditions, would authoritarian rulers employ high courts to consolidate their rule and entrench their power? What advantages – if any – would a politicized, dependent, illegitimate high court afford a consolidating authoritarian regime?
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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