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On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Martin Shapiro and Alec Stone Sweet


Across the globe, the domain of the litigator and the judge has radically expanded, making it increasingly difficult for those who study comparative and international politics, public policy, and regulation, or the evolution of new modes of governance to avoid encountering a great deal of law and courts. In this book, two leading political scientists present a compilation of their research in 11 papers (some old, some new) that focus on how to build and test a social science and politics of law, courts, and judging. Chapters 1–5 each contain two pieces, one by each author addressing a common t ... More

Keywords: appeals, comparative law, constitutional review, courts, globalization, governance, judging, judicial power, judicialization, law, law-making, legal elites, legislatures, litigation, Political Jurisprudence, politics, precedent, private law, rights adjudication, social science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199256489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Shapiro, author
Professor of Law, Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley
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Alec Stone Sweet, author
Official Fellow and Chair of Comparative Government, Nuffield College, University of Oxford