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1.

Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2007

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4654
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 20 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 18,154
2.

An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 74, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Working Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Working Paper Series
Center for Global Development, Birk Consulting and Cornell University
Downloads 6,205
3.

Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, May 2006
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Nov 2005
Accepted Paper Series
University of Tennessee College of Law
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4.

Measuring the Rule of Law

Number of pages: 120 Posted: 01 Dec 2011
Working Paper Series
Pontifica Universidad Javeriana Law School and The World Justice Project
Downloads 4,545
5.

Voting Squared: Quadratic Voting in Democratic Politics

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2015, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 657
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Law School and Microsoft Research
Downloads 4,524
6.

Human Rights in the Emerging World Order

(2010) 1 Transnational Legal Theory 31–47. Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 09-219, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 47/2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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7.

Rational Judicial Behavior: A Statistical Study

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 404, The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 775-831, 2009
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Apr 2008
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago Law School and University of Chicago Law School

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8.

The Evolution and Ideology of Global Constitutionalism

California Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 1163, 2011, APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-10-01
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 3,203
9.

Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 May 2006
Working Paper Series
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
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10.

Professionals or Politicians: The Uncertain Empirical Case for an Elected Rather Than Appointed Judiciary

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 357, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Working Paper Series
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 2,998
11.

A Theory of Judicial Power and Judicial Review

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 97, p. 723, 2009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-013, Washington U. School of Law Working Paper No. 08-10-03
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 24 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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12.

Knowledge About Ignorance: New Directions in the Study of Political Information

Critical Review, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-3, pp. 255-278, 2006 (Symposium on Political Knowledge), George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-30
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2011
Accepted Paper Series
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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13.

Term Limits for the Supreme Court: Life Tenure Reconsidered

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 29, No. 3, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 07-24
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 26 May 2006
Accepted Paper Series
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14.

Soft Law

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Chicago, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Mar 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard University and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 2,543
15.

Accountability and Institutional Design: Some Thoughts on the Grammar of Governance

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 116, PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY: DESIGNS, DILEMMAS AND EXPERIENCES, Michael Dowdle, ed., Cambridge University Press, Chapter 5, pp. 115-156, 2006
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Nov 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Yale Law School
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16.

Measuring the Complexity of the Law: The United States Code

22 Artificial Intelligence and Law 337 (2014)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law and LexPredict, LLC
Downloads 2,122
17.

Separation of Parties, Not Powers

Harvard Law Review, 2006, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-07, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 131
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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18.

Understanding Legal Realism

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0133
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2008
Working Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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19.

Proportionality, Rationality and Review

New Zealand Law Review, p. 265, 2010 , Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 5/2011
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
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20.

The Medina Constitution

Understanding Islamic Law, 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Nov 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Legal Scholar Academy
Downloads 1,989
21.

The Constitution of the Roman Republic: A Political Economy Perspective

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 540, U of Chicago, Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper No. 327
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Nov 2010
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 1,785
22.

Between Natural Law and Legal Positivism: Dworkin and Hegel on Legal Theory

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2015
Working Paper Series
Durham University

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23.

Doubling Down: Inequality in Responsiveness and the Policy Preferences of Elected Officials

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2018
Accepted Paper Series
California State University, Channel Islands and University of Southern California
Downloads 1,772
24.

An Empirical Analysis of Supreme Court Certiorari Petition Procedures: The Call for Response and the Call for the Views of the Solicitor General

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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25.

Corporate Lobbying and Fraud Detection

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), 2011
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2017
Accepted Paper Series
China Europe International Business School and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,630
26.

Corporate Political Contributions and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2013
Working Paper Series
University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and HEC Paris - Finance Department
Downloads 1,609
27.

Is the International Court of Justice Biased?

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Law School and University of Connecticut - School of Law
Downloads 1,606
28.

Inside Agency Statutory Interpretation

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 67, pp. 999-1079, 2015, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 277
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 09 May 2015
Accepted Paper Series
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 1,598
29.

Evidence of Voter Fraud and the Impact that Regulations to Reduce Fraud Have on Voter Participation Rates

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Nov 2017
Working Paper Series
Crime Prevention Research Center
Downloads 1,556
30.

Sham Constitutions

101 California Law Review 863 (2013), Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-09-03, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-55
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 23 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 1,520
31.

The Processes of Constitutional Change: From Partisan Entrenchment to the National Surveillance State

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2006, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 120
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Sep 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Yale University - Law School and University of Texas Law School
Downloads 1,468
32.

The Impact of Mass Shootings on Gun Policy

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 16-126
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 May 2016 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2017
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School - Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,392
33.

What is Legal Doctrine?

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 05-06
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 May 2005
Working Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Downloads 1,379
34.

Filburn's Legacy

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 52, p. 1719, 2003, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-24
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 May 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Michigan State University - College of Law
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35.

Varieties of New Legal Realism: Can a New World Order Prompt a New Legal Theory?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 61, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-17
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 17 May 2009 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Georgetown University Law Center and University of California, Irvine School of Law
Downloads 1,345
36.

The Supreme Court's Gatekeepers: The Role of Law Clerks in the Certiorari Process

Texas Law Review, Vol. 85, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-61
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Oct 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Minnesota Supreme Court
Downloads 1,340
37.

The Politics of Judicial Review

Texas Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 257, 2005, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-05, NYU Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-04
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 25 Jan 2006
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,329
38.

Are Senior Judges Unconstitutional?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 92, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-10
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 Mar 2006
Accepted Paper Series
Minnesota Supreme Court and Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 1,326
39.

The 'Wildavsky Heuristic': The Cultural Orientation of Mass Political Opinion

Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
Pennsylvania State University, George Washington University - Law School, Yale University - Law School and Decision Research
Downloads 1,257
40.

Lobbying, Rent Seeking, and the Constitution

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 64, 2012, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-01, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-01
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 04 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2013
Accepted Paper Series
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Downloads 1,229
41.

Presidential Signing Statements and Executive Power

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 133, Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 121
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Aug 2006
Working Paper Series
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 1,228
42.

Why the Center Does Not Hold: The Causes of Hyperpolarized Democracy in America

California Law Review, Vol. 99, 2011, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-47
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,225
43.

Anti-Corruption: A Big-Bang Theory

QoG Working Paper No. 2007:3
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Feb 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Gothenburg
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44.

'The Rule of Law' Means Literally What it Says: The Rule of the Law': Fuller and Raz on Formal Legality and the Concept of Law

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Vol. 32, pp. 90-113, 2007, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 14/2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
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45.

The Rule of Law

Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-14
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Drake University Law School
Downloads 1,184
46.

Regulatory Entrepreneurship

90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of San Diego School of Law
Downloads 1,176
47.

Agency Coordination in Shared Regulatory Space

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 125, 2012, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper, No. 486
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 06 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 May 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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48.

Pulling at the Threads of Westphalia: Involuntary Sovereignty Waiver - Revolutionary International Legal Theory or Return to Rule By the Great Powers?

UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 361, 2005
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 02 Feb 2007
Accepted Paper Series
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 1,161
49.

Social Norms and the Enforcement of Laws

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 466
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics

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50.

Is the Supreme Court a 'Majoritarian' Institution?

Supreme Court Review, 2010, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law
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