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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 May 2015

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1 17,556 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 4,015 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 3,638 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 3,409 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 3,136 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 2,630 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 2,556 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 2,435 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 2,391 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 2,263 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
30 Mar 2015 through 29 May 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 175 Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy
Mark J. Roe and Massimiliano Vatiero
Harvard Law School and Università della Svizzera italiana
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 4 Apr 2015
2 122 Political Entrenchment and Public Law
Daryl J. Levinson and Benjamin I. Sachs
New York University School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 28 May 2015
3 58 Jurisprudence and (Its) History
Charles L. Barzun and Dan Priel
University of Virginia School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 23 May 2015
Last Revised: 23 May 2015
4 54 The New Legal Realist Approach to International Law
Gregory Shaffer
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 May 2015
Last Revised: 20 May 2015
5 39 Administrative Federalism as Separation of Powers
David S. Rubenstein
Washburn University
Date posted to database: 19 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 19 Apr 2015
6 35 New Legal Realism's Rejoinder
Gregory Shaffer
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 May 2015
Last Revised: 20 May 2015
7 31 Bond, the Treaty Power, and the Overlooked Value of Non-Self-Executing Treaties
Julian Ku and John Yoo
Hofstra University - School of Law and University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 5 May 2015
8 30 Ending a Century of Violent Labor Conflict: A New Perspective on Unionization and the National Labor Relations Act
Margaret Levi, Tania Melo, Barry R. Weingast and Frances Zlotnick
Stanford University - Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences @ CASBS, University of Washington, Stanford University, Department of Political Science and Stanford University, Dept. of Political Science
Date posted to database: 17 May 2015
Last Revised: 17 May 2015
9 24 A Positive Political Economic Theory of Environmental Federalization
Jason Scott Johnston
University of Virginia - School of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
10 23 Democracy or Euro: Who will Surrender?
Alberto Lanzavecchia and Eugenio Pavarani
University of Padova, Italy and University of Parma
Date posted to database: 22 May 2015
Last Revised: 22 May 2015





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