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Supreme Court Decision-Making : New Institutionalist Approaches
     

Supreme Court Decision-Making : New Institutionalist Approaches

by Cornell W. Clayton (Editor), Howard Gillman (Editor)
 

What influences decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court? For decades social scientists focused on the ideology of individual justices. Supreme Court Decision Making moves beyond this focus by exploring how justices are influenced by the distinctive features of courts as institutions and their place in the political system.

Drawing on interpretive-historical

Overview

What influences decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court? For decades social scientists focused on the ideology of individual justices. Supreme Court Decision Making moves beyond this focus by exploring how justices are influenced by the distinctive features of courts as institutions and their place in the political system.

Drawing on interpretive-historical institutionalism as well as rational choice theory, a group of leading scholars consider such factors as the influence of jurisprudence, the unique characteristics of supreme courts, the dynamics of coalition building, and the effects of social movements. The volume's distinguished contributors and broad range make it essential reading for those interested either in the Supreme Court or the nature of institutional politics.

Original essays contributed by Lawrence Baum, Paul Brace, Elizabeth Bussiere, Cornell Clayton, Sue Davis, Charles Epp, Lee Epstein, Howard Gillman, Melinda Gann Hall, Ronald Kahn, Jack Knight, Forrest Maltzman, David O'Brien, Jeffrey Segal, Charles Sheldon, James Spriggs II, and Paul Wahlbeck.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226109541
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Phoenix Poets Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sanford Levinson
The essays are joined in extremely accessible ways. I cannot imagine a reader, whether student or professional, who would not feel stimulated by pondering the implications of this collecion.
— Stanford Levinson, Univ. of Texas Law Scool

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