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 most 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.
About the Author
Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy; Constitutional Interpretation; and Constitutional Construction. He pursues research in the fields of constitutional theory, American political and constitutional development, and American political institutions.
R. Daniel Kelemen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Rules of Federalism. He pursues research in the fields of the politics of the European Union, comparative political economy, and federalism and environmental policy.
Gregory A. Caldeira is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Law at Ohio State University. He pursues research and teaching in the fields of judicial processes in the United States and Europe, organized interests, and American political institutions. His publications on these subjects have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and the British Journal of Political Science. He is former chair of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, former editor of the American Journal of Political Science, and former president of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, and Gregory A. Caldeira