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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 27 Sep 2016

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1 17,884 Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2008
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
2 4,671 An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa
Todd J. Moss, Gunilla Pettersson Gelander 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
3 4,253 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
4 3,851 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 3,489 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
6 3,262 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
7 3,144 Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
Date posted to database: 24 May 2006
Last Revised: 25 May 2006
8 2,863 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 2,827 Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics
Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl
University of Chicago - Law School and Microsoft Research New York City
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2013
Last Revised: 15 May 2014
10 2,699 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
29 Jul 2016 through 27 Sep 2016

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1 99 The Taft Lecture: Living Under Someone Else's Law
Heather Gerken
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 14 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 7 Sep 2016
2 80 Entrenchment, Incrementalism, and Constitutional Collapse
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
3 64 Aggregate Corruption
Michael D. Gilbert and Emily Reeder
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Virginia - School of Law, Alumnus or Degree Candidate
Date posted to database: 4 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
4 49 Experiments in Intellectual Property
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 19 Sep 2016
5 39 Takings, Fiscal Illusion, and the Median Voter
Daniel M. Klerman
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2016
6 33 Designing Executive Agencies for Congressional Control
Brian D. Feinstein
University of Chicago Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 27 Sep 2016
7 23 Text as Policy: Measuring Policy Similarity Through Bill Text Reuse
Fridolin Linder, Bruce A. Desmarais, Matthew Burgess and Eugenia Giraudy
Pennsylvania State University - Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and University of California, Berkeley, Students
Date posted to database: 24 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 29 Aug 2016
8 19 Numbers, Motivated Reasoning, and Empirical Legal Scholarship
Carolyn Shapiro
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016
9 18 Exposing the Neoclassical Fallacy: McCloskey on Ideas and the Great Enrichment
Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2016
10 17 Aggregate Limits in the States
Michael D. Gilbert
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016





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