Udi Sommer

Columbia University - Department of Political Science

7th Floor, International Affairs Bldg.

420 W. 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

United States

Tel Aviv University

Professor

Ramat Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel 62486

Israel

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

21

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771

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in Total Papers Citations

4

CROSSREF CITATIONS

14

Ideas:
“  In times when the public and scholarly debates around the effects of norms on political decision making are at their height—and in light of the argument that government decisionmakers are now likelier than ever to put political payoffs above norms—I'd like to examine this question in an institutional setting where norms are expected to reign supreme: The Supreme Court. If politics fail to trump norms, the Supreme Court should be the institutional setting where this happens. I’d like to capitalize on an experiment related to judicial recusals.  ”

Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Ideological Influences on Governance and Regulation: The Comparative Case of Supreme Courts

Regulation & Governance, Forthcoming, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper No. 17-12
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2017
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Extreme Dissensus: Explaining Plurality Decisions on the United States Supreme Court

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2010
Vanderbilt University, Columbia University - Department of Political Science, Georgia State University and Northern Illinois University
Downloads 130 (224,583)

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Plurality Opinions, US Supreme Court

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Women, Demography and Politics: How Lower Fertility Rates Lead to Democracy

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Oct 2017
Udi Sommer
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 81 (310,046)
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fertility rate; democracy; demography and politics; family structure

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Paths to Social Change: Analyses of Decriminalization of Sodomy

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Aug 2018
Udi Sommer and Victor Asal
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and State University of New York at Albany
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Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State (Excerpts)

"Legal Path Dependence & The Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights Across Nations and Over Time", SUNY Press (October 20, 2016)
Number of pages: 136 Posted: 16 Jan 2017
Victor Asal and Udi Sommer
State University of New York at Albany and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 43 (422,688)

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lgbt; lgbtiq; sodomy laws; legal equality

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Original Sin: A Cross-National Study of the Legality of Homosexual Acts

Comparative Political Studies Volume: 46 issue: 3, page(s): 320-351, Article first published online: September 5, 2012; Issue published: March 1, 2013, DOI: doi/10.1177/0010414012453693
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Victor Asal, Udi Sommer and Paul Harwood
State University of New York at Albany, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and University of North Florida
Downloads 36 (451,033)
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Sodomy laws; homosexuality; common law; civil law

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Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption

Democratization, Volume 20, Issue 2, DOI: org/10.1080/13510347.2011.650914, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
Columbia University - Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Political Science Department and Yasar University
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Corruption; Religion

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Explaining the Birthright Citizenship Lottery: Longitudinal and Cross-National Evidence for Key Determinants

Regulation & Governance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 May 2018
Omer Solodoch and Udi Sommer
Tel Aviv University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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Citizenship, Birthright citizenship, Immigration policy, jus soli, Birthright lottery, the politics of citizenship

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International Effects on the Security Wall Rulings of the Israeli High Court

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Oct 2017
Udi Sommer
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 17 (552,146)
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Israel; israeli supreme court; strategic judicial behavior; judicial behavior

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Extrajudicial Killings: Comparative Analyses of Human Rights Violations

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 May 2019 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2019
Udi Sommer and Victor Asal
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and University of Maryland - Department of Government & Politics
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Judicial Independence; Extrajudicial Killings; Human Rights; Judicial Oversight

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Institutional Paths to Policy Change

Sommer, U., Asal, V., Zuber, K. and Parent, J. (2013), Institutional Paths to Policy Change: Judicial Versus Nonjudicial Repeal of Sodomy Laws. Law & Soc'y Rev, 47: 409–439. doi:10.1111/lasr.12017
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Columbia University - Department of Political Science, University of Maryland - Department of Government & Politics, Skidmore College and Independent
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Sodomy laws; homosexuality; common law; civil law; judicial institutions; legislatures

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Is Certiorari Contingent on Litigant Behavior? Petitioners’ Role in Strategic Auditing

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2013, Pages 54–75, DOI: 10.1111/jels.12002
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jan 2017
Maxwell Mak, Andrew H. Sidman and Udi Sommer
CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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supreme court agenda setting; ussc; scotus; litigation; cert; certiorari

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Comparative Analysis of Women’s Political Rights and Legal Systems from 1981- 2004

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Udi Sommer and Victor Asal
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and State University of New York at Albany
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political rights; women's rights; legal memory; political discontinuity

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A Cross-National Analysis of the Guarantees of Rights

International Political Science Review 2014, Vol. 35(4) 463–481 DOI: 10.1177/0192512112455209
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Udi Sommer and Victor Asal
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and State University of New York at Albany
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gay rights; lgbt; lgbtiq; equality under law; comparative law; ilo; international labour organization

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Representative Appointments: The Effect of Women's Groups in Contentious Supreme Court Confirmations

Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Volume 34, 2013 - Issue 1, doi/10.1080/1554477X.2013.747876
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Jan 2017
Udi Sommer
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 8 (609,359)

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congress; supreme court; appointments; judicial appointments; senate judiciary committee; women rights; women representation; political representation

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A Strategic Court and National Security: Comparative Lessons from the Israeli Case

Israel Studies Forum, Volume 25, Issue 2, p. 54–80 DOI/0.3167/isf.2010.250203, Fall 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Jan 2017
Udi Sommer
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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National Security; Judicial Institutions; Israeli Supreme Court; 9/11

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Crusades against Corruption and Institutionally-Induced Strategies in the Israeli Supreme Court

Israel Affairs ,Volume 15, 2009 - Issue 3 doi/10.1080/13537120902983031
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Udi Sommer
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 5 (629,272)

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Israel; israeli supreme court; strategic judicial behavior; judicial behavior

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Is Certiorari Contingent on Litigant Behavior? Petitioners' Role in Strategic Auditing

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 54-75, 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Maxwell Mak, Andrew H. Sidman and Udi Sommer
CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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Translating Justice: The International Organization of Constitutional Courts

Law & Policy, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 124-142, 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Apr 2016
Udi Sommer and Olga Frishman
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
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Globalization, Threat and Religious Freedom

Political Studies Volume 62, Issue 2, pp. 273-291, DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12060, June 2014
Posted: 13 Jan 2017
Gizem Arikan and Udi Sommer
Yasar University and Columbia University - Department of Political Science

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Globalization; Freedom of Religion; Threat

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State Courts and Mortgage Moratorium Laws in the 1930s: The Interaction of Economic Conditions and Political Institutions

Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 29 Mar 2010
Udi Sommer and Quan Li
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and University of Central Florida

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