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By Po Jen Yap

what's the courting among the power of a country's democracy and the facility of its courts to handle deficiencies within the electoral strategy? Drawing a contrast among democracies that may be characterized as 'dominant-party' (for instance Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), 'dynamic' (for instance India, South Korea, and Taiwan), and 'fragile' (for instance Thailand, Pakistan ,and Bangladesh), this publication explores how democracy sustains and is continued through the workout of judicial strength. In dominant-party structures, courts can simply pursue 'dialogic' pathways to constrain the government's authoritarian developments. however, in dynamic democracies, courts can extra effectively innovate and make systemic adjustments to the electoral procedure. ultimately, in fragile democracies, the place a rustic on a regular basis oscillates among martial legislations and civilian rule, their courts are inclined to always overreach, and this frequently allows or precipitates a antagonistic take-over via the militia, and bring about the death of the guideline of law.

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