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Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior

Edited by: Robert M. Howard , Kirk A. Randazzo

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138913356
eBook ISBN: 9781315691527
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Interest in social science and empirical analyses of law, courts and specifically the politics of judges has never been higher or more salient. Consequently, there is a strong need for theoretical work on the research that focuses on courts, judges and the judicial process. The Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior provides the most up to date examination of scholarship across the entire spectrum of judicial politics and behavior, written by a combination of currently prominent scholars and the emergent next generation of researchers. Unlike almost all other volumes, this Handbook examines judicial behavior from both an American and Comparative perspective.?

  • Part 1 provides a broad overview of the dominant Theoretical and Methodological perspectives used to examine and understand judicial behavior,
  • Part 2 offers an in-depth analysis of the various current scholarly areas examining the U.S. Supreme Court,
  • Part 3 moves from the Supreme Court to examining other U.S. federal and state courts, and
  • Part 4 presents a comprehensive overview of Comparative Judicial Politics and Transnational Courts.

Each author in this volume provides perspectives on the most current methodological and substantive approaches in their respective areas, along with suggestions for future research. The chapters contained within will generate additional scholarly and public interest by focusing on topics most salient to the academic, legal and policy communities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Attitudinal Model Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Law and Politics in Judicial and Supreme Court Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Strategic Accounts of Judging Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Measuring Ideology on the Courts Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Measuring Law Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Historical Development of Supreme Court Research Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Law and Policy in Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  8:  U.S. Supreme Court Legitimacy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Selection of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Opinion Writing in the U.S. Supreme Court Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Making Sense of the Supreme Court—Public Opinion Relationship  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Of Political Principals and Legal Principles Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Oral Arguments Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Courts of Appeals Download PDF
Chapter  15:  U.S. District Courts Download PDF
Chapter  16:  What Is So Special About Specialized Courts in the United States? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Decision Making in State Supreme Courts Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Lower Federal Court Confirmations Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Judicial Selection in the States Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Judicial Independence Research Beyond the Crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Strategic Behavior of Comparative Courts Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Courts in Developed Countries Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Courts and Decision Making in Developing Democracies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The International Court of Justice Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The European Court of Justice Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Turning to Regional Courts Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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