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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 28 Mar 2015

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1 17,486 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 3,978 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 3,471 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 3,294 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 3,122 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 2,495 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 2,473 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 2,405 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 2,381 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 2,248 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
27 Jan 2015 through 28 Mar 2015

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1 107 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
2 95 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: 17 Mar 2015
3 73 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: 27 Mar 2015
4 58 Towards a Theory of Unamendability
Yaniv Roznai
The Hauser Global Law School, NYU
Date posted to database: 26 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
5 48 A Functional Theory of Congressional Standing
Jonathan Remy Nash
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 10 Mar 2015
6 45 The Dependent Origins of Independent Agencies: The Interstate Commerce Commission and the Rise of Modern Campaign Finance and Capture
Jed Handelsman Shugerman
Fordham Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
7 44 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
8 39 The Judicialization of Police
Aaron T. Knapp
Boston University - Department of History
Date posted to database: 25 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 25 Feb 2015
9 29 A Brief Assessment of Supreme Court Opinion Language
Adam Sean Feldman
University of Southern California, Political Science
Date posted to database: 8 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 23 Mar 2015
10 23 Words that Matter: Predicting Persuasive Briefs in the United States Supreme Court
Adam Sean Feldman and Elli Menounou
University of Southern California, Political Science and University of Southern California, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 10 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 23 Mar 2015





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