The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Paperback | July 24, 2010

EditorKeith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira

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The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. ThisHandbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, internationallaw, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.

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The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. ThisHandbook provides a comprehensive survey of the...

Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy; Constitutional Interpretation; and Constitutional Construction. He pursues research in the fields of constitutional theory, American political and constitutional developmen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:July 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: IntroductionKeith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira: Part II: Approaches1. Jeffrey Segal: Judicial Behavior2. Pablo Spiller and Rafael Gely: Strategic Action3. Rogers Smith: Historical Institutionalism4. Malcolm Feeley: Sociological PerspectivesPart III: Comparative Judicial Politics5. Rick Messick and Matthew Stephenson: Rule of Law, Courts, and Economic Development6. Rebecca Chavez: Rule of Law and Courts in Democratizing Regimes7. Thomas Ginsburg: The Global Spread of Constitutional Review8. Georg Vanberg: Establishing and Maintaining Judicial Independence9. Ran Hirschl: Judicialization of Politics?10. Daniel Halberstam: Federalism11. Kim Scheppele: Emergency and Prerogative PowersPart IV: International and Supranational Law12. Beth Simmons: International Law13. Karen Alter: The European Court of Justice and European Legal Integration14. Gary Bass: War Crimes Tribunals15. Bryant Garth: The Globalization of the LawPart V: Forms of Legal Order16. Ugo Mattei and Luca Pes: Civil Law and Common Law: Toward Convergence?17. Keith Whittington: Constitutionalism18. Mark Graber: Constitutional Law19. Richard Pildes: Legal Structures of Democracy20. Daniel Rodriguez: Administrative Law21. Elizabeth Garrett: Legislation and Statutory Interpretation22. Christine Harrington: Informal and Private Dispute ResolutionPart VI: Sources of Law and Theories of Jurisprudence23. Jules Coleman: Positivism24. Robert George: Natural Law25. Matthew Kramer: Rights Liberalism26. Frederick Schauer: Formalism and Its Discontents27. Judith Baer: Feminist Theory28. Sheila Foster and Robin Lenhardt: Race and Legal TheoryPart VII: The American Judicial Context29. David Yalof: Filling the Bench30. Lee Epstein: The U.S. Supreme Court31. Susan Haire: Relations Among Courts32. Michael McCann: Litigation and the Mobilization of Law33. Richard Abel: Legal Profession34. Gregory A. Caldeira: The Public and the CourtsPart VIII: The Political and Policy Environment of Courts in the United States35. Frank Cross: Judicial Independence36. Susan Rose-Ackerman: Law and Regulation37. Charles Epp: Law as an Instrument of Social Reform38. Wesley Skogan: Criminal Justice and Police39. Julie Novkov: Law and Political Ideologies40. Howard Gillman: Courts and Political Partisan Regimes41. Scott Barclay and Susan Silbey: Legal ConsciousnessPart IX: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Politics42. Lynn Mathers: Law and Society43. Lewis Kornhauser: Law and Economics44. Tom Tyler: Law and Psychology45. William MacNeil: Law and Literature46. Christopher Tomlins: Law and HistoryPart X: Old and NewStuart Scheingold, Harold Spaeth , and Martin Shapiro:

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"Spanning all of the major substantive areas and approaches in modern political science, this blockbuster set is a must-have for scholars and students alike. Each volume is crafted by a distinguished set of editors who have assembled critical, comprehensive, essays to survey accumulatedknowledge and emerging issues in the study of politics. These volumes will help to shape the discipline for many years to come." --Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University.