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Prestando acuerdo: El Senado frente a los nombramientos del Poder Judicial en la Argentina democrática (1983-2006)

  • Mariana Llanos


    (GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies)

  • Constanza Figueroa Schibber


    (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

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    Este trabajo intenta evaluar en qué medida el Senado argentino cumplió su papel consti-tucional de contralor del Poder Ejecutivo en torno a los nombramientos del poder judicial entre 1983 y 2007, como también los factores que afectaron el cumplimiento de este rol. Para ello, se analiza el trámite parlamentario de los pliegos girados por el Ejecutivo para el nombramiento de todos los jueces federales, los pertenecientes a la llamada “Justicia Na-cional” de la Capital Federal y los miembros del Ministerio Público. A partir de los mis-mos se concluye que los poderes del Senado dependen de varios factores, a saber, los re-cursos institucionales de los presidentes al interior de esta cámara (medidos no sólo a par-tir de las mayorías legislativas sino también de su poder en la Comisión de Acuerdos), la categoría del cargo a ser ocupado (si se trata de miembros de la Corte Suprema o de otros tribunales), las ambiciones presidenciales en otras áreas de política (como la reelección al cargo) y las reglas que regulan la selección y confirmación de candidatos (como el secreto o la publicidad del trámite legislativo).

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    Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 54.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:54
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    1. Leany Barreiro Lemos & Mariana Llanos, 2006. "The Politics of Senatorial Confirmations: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Brazil," GIGA Working Paper Series 22, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
    2. Timothy P. Nokken & Brian R. Sala, 2000. "Confirmation Dynamics: A Model of Presidential Appointments to Independent Agencies," Journal of Theoretical Politics, , vol. 12(1), pages 91-112, January.
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