Isaac Unah

Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Associate Professor

361 Hamilton Hall

CB#3265

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

14

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CROSSREF CITATIONS

28

Ideas:
“  Punishment Politics; Floor Speeches and Senate Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominees; The Supreme Court and the Obama Presidency; Specialization of the Judicial Function.  ”

Scholarly Papers (14)

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The Effect of Race, Gender, and Location on Prosecutorial Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in South Carolina

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 16, November 2006
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2011
Michael J. Songer and Isaac Unah
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Death Penalty, Capital Punishment, Prosecutor, District attorney; Prosecutorial Decision Making, Empirical Analysis; South Carolina

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Choosing Those Who Will Die: The Effect of Race, Gender, and Law in Prosecutorial Decision to Seek the Death Penalty in Durham County, North Carolina

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Isaac Unah
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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race, gender, law, capital punishment, death penalty, prosecutorial discretion, Durham County, North Carolina

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Sharks and Minnows in the War on Drugs: A Study of Quantity, Race and Drug Type in Drug Arrests

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 53: 729-801
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 07 Jan 2019
University of North Carolina, Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Independent
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war on drugs, drug arrests, race, drug quantities, drug types, NIBRS

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Punishment Politics: Gubernatorial Rhetoric, Political Conflict, and the Instrumental Explanation of Mass Incarceration in the American States

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Jun 2011
Isaac Unah and Elizabeth Coggins
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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mass incarceration, criminal punishment, gubernatorial rhetoric, instrumentalism, crime and punishment

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Empirical Analysis of Race and the Process of Capital Punishment in North Carolina

Michigan State Law Review, 2011: 609-658
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2012
Isaac Unah
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Death penalty, capital punishment, Process theory, North Carolina, Racial Justice Act, prosecutorial decision making, punishment politics

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Media Exposure and Racialized Perceptions of Inequities in Criminal Justice

Social Sciences, Vol. 6 (#3):1-22
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Valerie Wright and Isaac Unah
Department of Criminology, Anthropology, & Sociology and Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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media exposure; public perceptions; Trayvon Martin; inequality; race; criminal justice

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices and Public Mood

Journal of Law & Politics, Vol. 30 (Issue 3):293-340, 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Apr 2015
Isaac Unah, Kristen Rosano and K. Milam
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Washington University in St. Louis and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Supreme Court Decision Making, Public Mood, Justice Blackmun, Justice Thurgood Marshall

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When Governors Speak Up for Justice: Punishment Politics and Mass Incarceration in the American States

Journal of Political Science and Public Affairs, Vol. 1:1-12, 2013
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jun 2013
Isaac Unah and Elizabeth Coggins
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Mass Incarceration, Prisons, Governors, State of the State Address, Punishment Politics, Political Rhetoric, Instrumentalism

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What Is So Special about Specialized Courts in the United States?

In Robert M. Howard and Kirk A. Randazzo, eds. Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior, New York, NY: Routledge, Inc. (2018)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Mar 2019
Isaac Unah and Ryan Williams
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Specialized Courts, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Judicial Specialization, Subject-Matter Expertise

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making, Case Salience, and the Attitudinal Model

Law & Policy, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 295-320
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Feb 2019
Isaac Unah and Ange-Marie Hancock
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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U.S. Supreme Court, Decision Making, Attitudinal Model, Case Salience, Judicial Politics, Civil Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making, Case Salience, and the Attitudinal Model

Law & Policy, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 295-320, July 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Jun 2006
Isaac Unah and Ange-Marie Hancock
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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The Twilight of Brown: Empirical Analysis of Re-Segregation and Voluntary Adoption of School Integration Policies Across the United States

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 19 Apr 2019
Isaac Unah and Catherine M. Blalock
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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The Legacy of President Barack Obama in the U.S. Supreme Court

In W.C. Rich (ed.), Looking Back on President Barack Obama's Legacy, Palgrave Macmillan Press (2019)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2019
Isaac Unah and Ryan Williams
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Obama Presidency, Supreme Court, Legacy, Presidential Dominance

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Explaining Corporate Litigation Activity in an Integrated Framework of Interest Mobilization

Business & Politics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 65-94, 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jul 2011
Isaac Unah
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Corporate Litigation Activity, Business Litigation, Disadvantaged Theory, Administered Protection, ITC, ITA

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The Hierarchy of Victims in Death Penalty Processing in North Carolina

2014 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting
Posted: 03 Nov 2013
Isaac Unah and Frank Baumgartner
Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill

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Prison Violence, Mass Incarceration, Penal Policy, Crowding