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Law, Courts and Politics

Series Editor: Robert M. Howard

In Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville famously noted that "scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question." The importance of courts in settling political questions in areas ranging from health care to immigration shows the continuing astuteness of de Tocqueville’s observation. To understand how courts resolve these important questions, empirical analyses of law, courts and judges, and the politics and policy influence of law and courts have never been more salient or more essential.

Law, Courts and Politics was developed to analyze these critically important questions. This series presents empirically driven manuscripts in the broad field of judicial politics and public law by scholars in law and social science. It uses the most up to date scholarship and seeks an audience of students, academics, upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in law, political science and sociology as well as anyone interested in learning more about law, courts and politics.

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  1. Making Law and Courts Research Relevant

    The Normative Implications of Empirical Research

    Edited by Brandon Bartels, Chris W. Bonneau

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    One of the more enduring topics of concern for empirically-oriented scholars of law and courts—and political scientists more generally—is how research can be more directly relevant to broader audiences outside of academia. A significant part of this issue goes back to a seeming disconnect between...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Dual System of Privacy Rights in the United States

    By Mary McThomas

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    Theoretically, the right to privacy is an individual’s right to space away from the public gaze to make life choices that are best for her or him, regardless of the beliefs of the majority. Yet the right to privacy in the United States has proven problematic for both political theorists and...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Europeanization of Judicial Review
    By Nicola Corkin
    To Be Published November 6th 2014
  2. The Politics of Legalism
    Edited by John Barnes, Thomas Burke, Malcolm Feeley
    To Be Published November 30th 2014
  3. The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation: The New Myth of the Court
    By Rorie L. Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  4. Federal Constitutionalism: State Legislatures in Constitutional Politics
    By Bradley D. Hays
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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