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The Analysis of Courts in the Economic Analysis of Law

Lewis A. Kornhauser.

in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Politics and Law; Political Economy. 5638 words.

Many analyses of courts within the economic analysis of law are indistinguishable from those produced by positive political theorists; they consider how judges control, exploit, or resolve...

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Democratic Backsliding in the European Union

Nick Sitter and Elisabeth Bakke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Economy; Political Institutions; Politics and Law. 8799 words.

Democratic backsliding in European Union (EU) member states is not only a policy challenge for the EU, but also a potential existential crisis. If the EU does too little to deal with member...

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The Dispute Settlement Mechanism At The WTO: The Appellate Body—Assessment And Problems

Mitsuo Matsushita.

in The Oxford Handbook on The World Trade Organization

May 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Economy; Politics and Law. 13132 words.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism has taken great strides towards establishing the rule of law in international trade, that is, a rule-oriented international...

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The Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Ensuring Compliance?

Alan O'Neil Sykes.

in The Oxford Handbook on The World Trade Organization

May 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; International Relations; Political Economy; Politics and Law. 11720 words.

What is the purpose of the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism (DSM)? This seemingly simple question has become a source of considerable academic debate. All...

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The Economic Analysis of Judicial Behavior

Lee Epstein and Jack Knight.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Economy. 10036 words.

In the analysis of judicial behavior, “economics” has multiple meanings. Some studies emphasize the economic consequences of judicial decisions while others employ the concepts and tools of...

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Land-Related Conflict and Electoral Politics in Africa

Catherine Boone.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Economy; Political Institutions; Politics and Law; International Relations. 7545 words.

Land-related disputes and land conflicts are sometimes politicized in elections in African countries, but this is usually not the case. Usually, land-related conflict is highly localized,...

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