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The Oxford handbook of law and politics / edited by Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira.



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Publication date:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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  • xii, 815 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Title Variation:
Law and politics
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • PART I: INTRODUCTION-- PART II: APPROACHES-- 1. Judicial Behavior-- 2. Strategic Action-- 3. Historical Institutionalism-- 4. Sociological Perspectives-- PART III: COMPARATIVE JUDICIAL POLITICS-- 5. Rule of Law, Courts, and Economic Development-- 6. Rule of Law and Courts in Democratizing Regimes-- 7. The Global Spread of Constitutional Review-- 8. Establishing and Maintaining Judicial Independence-- 9. Judicialization of Politics?-- 10. Federalism-- 11. Emergency and Prerogative Powers-- PART IV: INTERNATIONAL AND SUPRANATIONAL LAW-- 12. International Law-- 13. The European Court of Justice and European Legal Integration-- 14. War Crimes Tribunals-- 15. The Globalization of the Law-- PART V: FORMS OF LEGAL ORDER-- 16. Civil Law and Common Law: Toward Convergence?-- 17. Constitutionalism-- 18. Constitutional Law-- 19. Legal Structures of Democracy-- 20. Administrative Law-- 21. Legislation and Statutory Interpretation-- 22. Informal and Private Dispute Resolution-- PART VI: SOURCES OF LAW AND THEORIES OF JURISPRUDENCE-- 23. Positivism-- 24. Natural Law-- 25. Rights Liberalism-- 26. Formalism and Its Discontents-- 27. Feminist Theory-- 28. Race and Legal Theory-- PART VII: THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL CONTEXT-- 29. Filling the Bench-- 30. The U.S. Supreme Court-- 31. Relations Among Courts-- 32. Litigation and the Mobilization of Law-- 33. Legal Profession-- 34. The Public and the Courts-- PART VIII: THE POLITICAL AND POLICY ENVIRONMENT OF COURTS IN THE UNITED STATES-- 35. Judicial Independence-- 36. Law and Regulation-- 37. Law as an Instrument of Social Reform-- 38. Criminal Justice and Police-- 39. Law and Political Ideologies-- 40. Courts and Political Partisan Regimes-- 41. Legal Consciousness-- PART IX: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO LAW AND POLITICS-- 42. Law and Society-- 43. Law and Economics-- 44. Law and Psychology-- 45. Law and Literature-- 46. Law and History-- PART X: OLD AND NEW.
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Publisher's Summary:
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 productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook 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, international law, 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. "This extraordinary series offers 'state of the art' assessments that instruct, engage, and provoke. Both synoptic and directive, the fine essays across these superbly edited volumes reflect the ambitions and diversity of political science. No one who is immersed in the discipline's controversies and possibilities should miss the intellectual stimulation and critical appraisal these works so powerfully provide." Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University. "The thoughtful essays in the Handbooks are far more than literature reviews. Scholars and students will find them to be an invaluable resource for many years to come." Morris P. Fiorina, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Wendt Family Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. "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 accumulated knowledge 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, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
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Whittington, Keith E.
Kelemen, R. Daniel.
Caldeira, Gregory A.
The Oxford handbooks of political science
Oxford handbooks of political science.

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