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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. Europeanization of Judicial Review

    By Nicola Ch. Corkin

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions to the courts. The higher complexity of the political framework is a result of the...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation

    The New Myth of the Court

    By Rorie Spill Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    The Court’s decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover and the amount of attention devoted to any aspect of the Court and its business. Some...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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. Federal Constitutionalism: State Legislatures in Constitutional Politics
    By Bradley D. Hays
    To Be Published June 15th 2015
  2. EU Treaties before the Guardians of the Constitution: A Law and Politics Approach
    By Pablo José Castillo Ortiz
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  3. The Politics of Legalism
    Edited by John Barnes, Thomas Burke, Malcolm Feeley
    To Be Published December 1st 2015

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