The Study of Law and Politics

Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira

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Abstract

This book deals with the interdisciplinary connections of the study of law and politics. It discusses jurisprudence and the philosophy of law, constitutional law, politics and theory, judicial politics, and law and society. The book reviews three prominent traditions in the empirical analysis of law and politics and, indeed, politics more broadly: judicial behavior, strategic action, and historical institutionalism. It also focuses on questions of law and courts in a global context and on how law constitutes and orders political and social relationships. Moreover, the book: examines how courts, politics, and society have intersected in the United States; reviews several recent interdisciplinary movements in the study of law and politics and how they intersect with and are of interest to political science; and offers personal perspectives on how the study of law and politics has developed over the past generation, and where it might be headed in the next.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191576980
ISBN (Print)9780199208425
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

Keywords

  • Constitutional law
  • Courts
  • Judicial behavior
  • Judicial politics
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Politics
  • Society
  • United States

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