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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 4 Mar 2015

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1 17,469 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 3,967 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 3,417 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 3,262 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 3,115 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 2,456 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 2,406 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
8 2,385 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 2,378 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 2,242 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
3 Jan 2015 through 4 Mar 2015

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1 424 Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 11 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 11 Jan 2015
2 266 Romanticizing Democracy, Political Fragmentation, and the Decline of American Government
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jan 2015
3 204 Institutional Flip-Flops
Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein
University of Chicago - Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 22 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2015
4 95 A House Divided: When State and Lower Federal Courts Disagree on Federal Constitutional Rights
Wayne A. Logan
Florida State University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 13 Feb 2015
5 84 Judicial Capacity and Executive Power
Andrew Coan and Nicholas Bullard
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison, Law School, Students
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 2 Feb 2015
6 68 Building Legal Order in Ancient Athens
Federica Carugati, Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, USC Law School and Department of Economics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 10 Jan 2015
7 66 The Gravitational Force of Federal Law
Scott Dodson
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Date posted to database: 17 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 18 Feb 2015
8 37 A Functional Theory of Congressional Standing
Jonathan Remy Nash
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 12 Feb 2015
9 32 Agency as Principal
Brigham Daniels
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 15 Dec 2014
10 32 Executive Discretion and the Rule of Law: A Positive Analysis of Presidential Signing Statements
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Edward Stiglitz and Barry R. Weingast
Northwestern University - School of Law, Cornell University - Law School and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 18 Feb 2015





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