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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 21 Oct 2014

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1 17,348 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 3,750 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 3,327 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, University of Sussex - Department of Economics and Cornell University
Date posted to database: 3 Dec 2005
Last Revised: 7 May 2007
4 3,103 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 3,097 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 2,337 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 2,315 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 2,288 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
9 2,200 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 2,135 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
22 Aug 2014 through 21 Oct 2014

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1 301 Why the State?
Joseph Raz
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 10 Oct 2014
2 225 Economic Growth and Judicial Independence, a Dozen Years On: Cross-Country Evidence Using an Updated Set of Indicators
Stefan Voigt, Jerg Gutmann and Lars P. Feld
University of Hamburg - Institute of Law & Economics, University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics and Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Oct 2014
3 216 Inside Agency Interpretation
Christopher J. Walker
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Oct 2014
4 203 Linguistics and Legislative Intent
Timothy W. Grinsell
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
5 113 A White Paper on Executive Action to Restore Trust in the Internal Revenue Service by Rebuilding Field Operations (Subtitle: If You See Something, Say Something; and Make No Mistake, Restoring Trust in the IRS is a National Security Need.)
Frank Wolpe
Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, The Graduate Tax Program, Bentley University Graduate School
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 1 Oct 2014
6 99 Fairness in Law and Economics: Introduction
Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 6 Oct 2014
7 43 The Power to Privilege
Mila Sohoni
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 15 Oct 2014
8 41 Partial Constitutional Codes
Rosalind Dixon
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 20 Aug 2014
9 33 How Conceptions of Justice Associated with the Nation-State Obstruct Our View on Possibilities of Transnational Commercial Law
Thomas Schultz
King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 17 Sep 2014
10 22 Judicial Review and Judicial Supremacy
Jeremy Waldron
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014





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