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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 29 Aug 2015

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1 17,609 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 4,054 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 3,750 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, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
4 3,488 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
5 3,158 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
6 2,817 Measuring the Rule of Law
Juan Carlos Botero and Alejandro Ponce
World Justice Project and The World Justice Project
Date posted to database: 1 Dec 2011
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2011
7 2,628 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
8 2,469 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: 25 Dec 2014
9 2,403 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
10 2,329 Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
Date posted to database: 24 May 2006
Last Revised: 25 May 2006

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Jun 2015 through 29 Aug 2015

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1 116 Class Actions and the Counterrevolution Against Federal Litigation
Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang
University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of California, Berkeley
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 24 Jun 2015
2 68 Capitalism, Democracy, and Countermajoritarian Institutions
Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 5 Aug 2015
3 61 EU Law without the Rule of Law: Is the Veneration of Autonomy Worth It?
Dimitry Kochenov
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Date posted to database: 18 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2015
4 53 The 'Reformation of Administrative Law' Revisited
Daniel B. Rodriguez and Barry R. Weingast
Northwestern University - School of Law and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
5 52 Deriving 'General Principles' in Adam Smith: The Ubiquity of Equilibrium and Comparative Statics Analysis Throughout His Works
Glory M. Liu and Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science, Students and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 17 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
6 42 Cheating Marriage: A Tragedy in Three Acts
John C. Eastman
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
7 42 When One's Right to Marry Makes Others 'Unmerry'
Shai Stern
Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 22 Aug 2015
8 36 Adam Smith's Theory of the Persistence of Slavery and its Abolition in Western Europe
Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 27 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2015
9 31 Self-Help Structuralism
David S. Rubenstein
Washburn University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 24 Aug 2015
10 23 The Political Economy of Local Vetoes
David B. Spence
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Business, Government and Society
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2015





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