On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Paperback | August 1, 2002

byMartin Shapiro, Alec Stone Sweet

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Across the globe, the domain of the litigator and the judge has radically expanded, making it increasingly difficult for those who study comparative and international politics, public policy and regulation, or the evolution of new modes of governance to avoid encountering a great deal of law and courts. In On Law, Politics, and Judicialization, two of the world's leading political scientists present the best of their research, focusing on how to build and test a social science of law and courts.
Chosen empirical settings include the United States, the GATT-WTO, France and Germany, Imperial China and Islam, the European Union, and the transnational world of the Lex Mercatoria.

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Across the globe, the domain of the litigator and the judge has radically expanded, making it increasingly difficult for those who study comparative and international politics, public policy and regulation, or the evolution of new modes of governance to avoid encountering a great deal of law and courts. In On Law, Politics, and Judicia...

Martin Shapiro is a Professor of Law, Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley. Alec Stone Sweet is an Official Fellow and Chair of Comparative Government, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:423 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.89 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Law, Courts, and Social Science2. Judicial Law-making and Precedent3. Constitutional Judicial Review4. Testing, Comparison, Prediction5. Private Law and Governance6. Abstract Review and Judicial Law-making

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"This volume is unique... a spectacular arrangement of [the authors'] work. [The book] articulates for us and, at the same time, instructs us about where the field of comparative legal studies has been and, possibly, where it is heading. The reader is asked to rethink common scholarly assumptions and approaches with regard to the role of law and politics in building institutions and social relations and their relationship to shaping our research agendas. It advances theory building and demonstrates the utility and flaws of a wide-range of methodological approaches. It exemplifies what is exciting about this field as it deploys and helps to create a transdisciplinary canon."--Christine Harrington, The International Journal of Constitutional Law