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Judicial Activism 

The transfer of decision-making rights from the legislature, the cabinet, or the civil service to the courts. Also known as adjudicative policy making: the process of interpreting the law in a manner that changes public policy.

(Greene, Ian. 2005. The Courts and Public Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press.) 


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