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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 30 Jul 2014

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1 17,271 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 3,719 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 3,290 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 3,083 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 3,005 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 2,321 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 2,264 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 2,230 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 2,165 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 2,068 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
31 May 2014 through 30 Jul 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 341 Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism
Brian Leiter
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2014
2 118 Radical Pragmatism
Michael Sullivan and Daniel J. Solove
Emory University - Emory College of Arts and Sciences and George Washington University Law School
Date posted to database: 4 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
3 114 The Positive Foundations of Formalism: False Necessity and American Legal Realism
Lawrence B. Solum
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 23 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
4 90 Pringle and the Nature of Legal Reasoning
Paul P. Craig
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
5 85 Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory
Victoria Nourse and Gregory Shaffer
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California at Irvine School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
6 43 What the Sovereign Can't Do
Michael Sevel
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 3 Jul 2014
7 40 Amicus Coalition Heterogeneity and Signaling Credibility in Supreme Court Agenda Setting
Greg Goelzhauser and Nicole Vouvalis
Utah State University - Department of Political Science and Utah State University
Date posted to database: 12 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
8 40 Identifying Congressional Overrides Should Not Be this Hard
Deborah A. Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
9 34 The Israeli Supreme Court's Mythical Image – A Death of a Thousand Sound Bites
Or Bassok
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Date posted to database: 22 May 2014
Last Revised: 19 Jul 2014
10 19 General Jurisprudence, Empirical Legal Theory, Epistemic Fruit, and the Ontology of ‘Law’: Scope, Scepticism, Demarcation, Artefacts, Hermeneutic Concepts, Normativity and Natural Kinds
John McKay
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 26 Jul 2014





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