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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 Dec 2014

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1 17,418 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 3,800 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 3,343 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 3,181 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 3,106 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 2,398 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
7 2,353 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
8 2,339 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 2,281 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
10 2,224 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

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

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1 154 What 30 Years of Chevron Teach Us About the Rest of Statutory Interpretation
Abbe R. Gluck
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 19 Nov 2014
2 92 Supranational Organizations
Peter L. Lindseth
University of Connecticut School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2014
3 79 Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes
Tamir Moustafa
Simon Fraser University
Date posted to database: 23 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 23 Nov 2014
4 74 Administrative War
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
5 62 Europe's Justice Deficit Introduced
Dimitry Kochenov and Andrew Trevor Williams
University of Groningen - Faculty of Law and University of Warwick - School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 8 Dec 2014
6 56 Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression
David Erdos
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 10 Nov 2014
7 41 The Financial Crisis, the EU Institutional Order and Constitutional Responsibility
Paul P. Craig
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 6 Nov 2014
8 32 Arab Spring Constitution-Making: Polarization and State Building
Ester Cross and Jason Sorens
Dartmouth College and Dartmouth College - Department of Government
Date posted to database: 5 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 5 Nov 2014
9 26 Sovereignty as Trusteeship and Indigenous Peoples
Evan Fox-Decent and Ian Dahlman
McGill University - Faculty of Law and Government of Canada - Supreme Court of Canada
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 12 Nov 2014
10 16 'Sleeping with the Enemy?' - On Government Lawyers and Their Role in Promoting Social Change: The Israeli Example
Itay Ravid
Stanford Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014





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