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    Political trials in theory and history

    Archibugi, Daniele (2018) Political trials in theory and history. [Book Review]

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    When charged for their sexual activities, Bill Clinton and Silvio Berlusconi accused their judges to be an instrument of political retaliation. They are not alone: even Oliver J. Simpson defence attorney argued that the trial was politically motivated. Were they right? Politicians, commentators and each member of the public will held a different view and the more a trial is involving the high spheres, i.e. top politicians, businessmen or simply celebrities, the more it is likely that the public opinion at large will become a jury outside the courtroom assessing the case. Indeed, this book shows that in too many trials it is very difficult to separate what should be the administration of ordinary justice on the one side and the explicit and more often implicit political purposes on the other side. The book is a fundamental contribution to the understanding of political trials .


    Item Type: Book Review
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Daniele Archibugi
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 09:01
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:54


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