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Law & Positive Political Theory eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 17 Apr 2014

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1 17,173 Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
The Brookings Institution, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
2 3,583 Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy
Benjamin H. Barton
University of Tennessee College of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2005
Last Revised: 2 Nov 2005
3 3,257 An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
Todd J. Moss, Gunilla Pettersson and Nicolas van de Walle
Center for Global Development, Oxford Policy Management and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
4 3,049 Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study
William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2009
5 2,868 Human Rights in the Emerging World Order
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2009
Last Revised: 4 Dec 2013
6 2,310 Knowledge About Ignorance: New Directions in the Study of Political Information
Ilya Somin
George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 10 Apr 2011
7 2,223 Professionals or Politicians: The Uncertain Empirical Case for an Elected Rather Than Appointed Judiciary
Stephen J. Choi, G. Mitu Gulati and Eric A. Posner
New York University School of Law, Duke University - School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Aug 2007
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2009
8 2,168 The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism
David S. Law and Mila Versteeg
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2010
Last Revised: 24 Oct 2011
9 2,129 Soft Law
Jacob E. Gersen and Eric A. Posner
Harvard University and University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2009
10 2,015 A Theory of Judicial Power and Judicial Review
David S. Law
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
16 Feb 2014 through 17 Apr 2014

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1 160 The Lost World of Administrative Law
Daniel A. Farber and Anne Joseph O'Connell
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
2 135 Institutional Formalism and Realism in Constitutional and Public Law
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2014
3 113 Curb Your Enthusiasm for Pigouvian Taxes
Victor Fleischer
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2014
4 110 The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation
Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider
University of Chicago Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
5 99 The Least Activist Supreme Court in History? The Roberts Court and the Exercise of Judicial Review
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Politics
Date posted to database: 9 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2014
6 86 After Shelby County: Getting Section 2 of the VRA to Do the Work of Section 5
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
7 82 Public Choice Theory and Legal Institutions
Daniel A. Farber
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2014
8 70 Judicial Comparativism and Judicial Diplomacy
David S. Law
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2014
9 52 Bounded Institutions
Yair Listokin
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
10 48 Revitalizing Local Political Economy Through Modernizing the Property Tax
Darien Shanske
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 23 Mar 2014





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