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How Policy Shapes Politics – Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation - Oxford Scholarship Online
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How Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke


The “global rise of judicial power” has been called one of the most significant developments in late twentieth and early twenty-first-century politics. This book examines the political consequences of “judicialization”—the growing reliance on courts, rights and litigation in public policy—by analyzing the field of injury compensation, in which judicialized and bureaucratized programs operate side-by-side. The study mixes quantitative data on a wide range of injury compensation policies with three in-depth historical studies tracing political struggles over Social Security Disability Insurance, ... More

Keywords: rights, litigation, courts, politics, judicialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199756117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeb Barnes, author

Thomas F. Burke, author