"Interest in social science and empirical analyses of law, courts and specifically the politics of judges has never been higher or more salient. Consequently, there is a strong need for theoretical work on the research that focuses on courts, judges and the judicial process. The Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior provides the most up to date examination of scholarship across the entire spectrum of judicial politics and behavior, written by a combination of currently prominent scholars and the emergent next generation of researchers. Unlike almost all other volumes, this Handbook examines judicial behavior from both an American and Comparative perspective.Part 1 provides a broad overview of the dominant Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives used to examine and understand judicial behavior,Part 2 offers an in-depth analysis of the various current scholarly areas examining the U.S. Supreme Court,Part 3 moves from the Supreme Court to examining other U.S. federal and state courts, andPart 4 presents a comprehensive overview of Comparative Judicial Politics and Transnational Courts.Each author in this volume provides perspectives on the most current methodological and substantive approaches in their respective areas, along with suggestions for future research. The chapters contained within will generate additional scholarly and public interest by focusing on topics most salient to the academic, legal and policy communities."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives chapter Introduction Understanding Judicial Behavior-A Work in Progress / Robert M. Howard Kirk A. Randazzo chapter 1 The Attitudinal Model / Jeffrey A. Segal Alan J. Champlin chapter 2 Law and Politics in Judicial and Supreme Court Decision Making / J. Mitchell Pickerill Christopher Brough chapter 3 Strategic Accounts of Judging / Lee Epstein Jack Knight chapter 4 Measuring Ideology on the Courts / Michael A. Bailey chapter 5 Measuring Law / Tom S. Clark part, 2 The U.S. Supreme Court chapter 6 Historical Development of Supreme Court Research / Christopher N. Krewson Ryan J. Owens chapter 7 Law and Policy in Decision Making / Lawrence Baum chapter 8 U.S. Supreme Court Legitimacy Unanswered Questions and an Agenda for Future Research / Michael J. Nelson James L. Gibson chapter 9 The Selection of U.S. Supreme Court Justices / James ben-Aaron Paul M. Collins Lori A. Ringhand chapter 10 Opinion Writing in the U.S. Supreme Court / Pamela C. Corley Artemus Ward chapter 11 Making Sense of the Supreme Court-Public Opinion Relationship 1 / Peter K. Enns Patrick C. Wohlfarth chapter 12 Of Political Principals and Legal Principles The Solicitor General of the United States / Richard L. Pacelle chapter 13 Oral Arguments / Timothy R. Johnson Thomas K. Pryor part, 3 Other U.S. Courts chapter 14 The Courts of Appeals / Susan Haire Reginald S. Sheehan Ali S. Masood chapter 15 U.S. District Courts / Christina L. Boyd Ethan D. Boldt chapter 16 What Is So Special About Specialized Courts in the United States? / Isaac Unah Ryan Williams chapter 17 Decision Making in State Supreme Courts / Melinda Gann Hall chapter 18 Lower Federal Court Confirmations Motivations and Strategies / Amy Steigerwalt Wendy L. Martinek chapter 19 Judicial Selection in the States A Look Back, A Look Ahead / Chris W. Bonneau Heather Marie Rice part, 4 Comparative Judicial Politics and Transnational Courts chapter 20 Judicial Independence Research Beyond the Crossroads / Jeffrey Kaplan Staton chapter 21 Strategic Behavior of Comparative Courts / Brad Epperly Monica Lineberger chapter 22 Courts in Developed Countries / Michael C. Tolley chapter 23 Courts and Decision Making in Developing Democracies / Lee Demetrius Walker chapter 24 Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes 1 / Tamir Moustafa chapter 25 The International Court of Justice / Sara McLaughlin Mitchell Andrew P. Owsiak chapter 26 The European Court of Justice / Jay N. Krehbiel Matthew J. Gabel Clifford J. Carrubba chapter 27 Turning to Regional Courts The Inter-American Court of Human Rights / Rebecca Reid chapter Conclusion Where Do We Go From Here? / Robert M. Howard Kirk A. Randazzo.