Institutions & Public Law

Comparative Approaches

by Tom Ginsburg (Volume editor) Robert A. Kagan (Volume editor)
©2005 Textbook VIII, 326 Pages


Institutions & Public Law: Comparative Approaches is a set of essays on the politics of law and courts by leading public law scholars in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The essays share the view that understanding courts requires attention to the political dynamics that shape judicial design and authority, as well as the position of courts within the broader political system. This volume is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate courses in judicial politics.


VIII, 326
ISBN (Softcover)
court USA Recht Politik Lateinamerika Europa Aufsatzsammlung law politic public law
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. VIII, 326 pp., 2 tables, 3 graphs

Biographical notes

Tom Ginsburg (Volume editor) Robert A. Kagan (Volume editor)

The Editors: Tom Ginsburg is Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), as well as numerous articles on comparative and international public law. Robert A. Kagan is Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. His empirical research has focused on courts and litigation, comparative legal institutions, and regulatory decisionmaking, enforcement, and compliance. His books include Regulatory Justice (1978); Going by the Book: The Problem of Regulatory Unreasonableness (with Eugene Bardach, 1982/2002); Regulatory Encounters: Multinational Corporations and American Adversarial Legalism (with Lee Axelrad, 2000); Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law (2001); and Shades of Green: Business, Regulation, and Environment (with Neil Gunningham and Dorothy Thornton, 2003).


Title: Institutions & Public Law