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University of Guelph
law and politics, judicial politics, canadian politics, criminal justice, criminal justice policy, courts
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Professor Puddister’s work assesses the intersection of law and politics, the interaction between political actors and the judiciary, and the judicialization of politics. More specifically, her work looks at the litigation behaviour of governments and instances where political actors rely on courts to make political and normative decisions. This work focuses on how judicial review can benefit elected officials, why political actors empower courts, and how litigation can be a viable political strategy. This research addresses the implications of this political actor—court relationship for democratic governance and judicial independence. Professor Puddister has also published work on Canadian politics and on police oversight, accountability, and the RCMP’s Mr. Big investigative technique.

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