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An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research

An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Andrew D. Martin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199669058
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 324
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Is the death penalty a more effective deterrent than lengthy prison sentences? Does a judge's gender influence their decisions? Do independent judiciaries promote economic freedom? Answering such questions requires empirical evidence, and arguments based on empirical research have become an everyday part of legal practice, scholarship, and teaching.An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research introduces the fundamental principles of socialscience methodology that underpin sound empirical research methodology in a legal context, explaining how empirical analysis can inform legal arguments; how lawyers can set about framing empirical questions, conducting empirical research, analysing data, and presenting or evaluating the results. The fundamentalsof understanding quantitative and qualitative data, statistical models, and the structure of empirical arguments are explained in a way accessible to lawyers with or without formal training in statistics.Written by two of the world's leading experts in empirical legal analysis, drawing on years of experience in training lawyers in empirical methods, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research will be an invaluable primer for all students, academics, or practising lawyerscoming to empirical research - whether they are embarking themselves on an empirical research project, or engaging with empirical arguments in their field of study, research, or practice.aching.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

  • Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019163543X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1112
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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.

Zoopolis

Zoopolis

Eine politische Theorie der Tierrechte

  • Author: Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518734326
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 608
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Massentierhaltung, Fleischskandale, Tierversuche – unser Umgang mit Tieren ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, für das sich lediglich Aktivisten oder Ethiker interessieren, sondern steht im Fokus breiter öffentlicher Debatten. Allerdings konzentrieren sich die Diskussionen zumeist auf Fragen der Moral, darauf, welche moralischen Rechte und Interessen wir Tieren aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten – zum Beispiel Schmerzen zu empfinden – zuschreiben müssen und welche moralischen Pflichten sich daraus für uns ergeben. Sue Donaldson und Will Kymlicka gehen weit darüber hinaus und behaupten, dass Tiere auch politische Rechte haben. Im Rückgriff auf avancierte Theorien der Staatsbürgerschaft argumentieren sie dafür, ihnen neben unverletzlichen Grundrechten einen je gruppenspezifischen politischen Status zuzusprechen. Das heißt konkret: Bürgerrechte für domestizierte Tiere, Souveränität für Gemeinschaften von Wildtieren sowie ein »Stammgastrecht« für jene, die zwar nicht domestiziert sind, aber in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu uns leben. »Zoopolis« macht auf so kluge wie eindringliche Weise ernst mit der Tatsache, dass wir mit den Tieren untrennbar verbunden sind. Elegant und keineswegs nur für Spezialisten geschrieben, entwirft es eine neue, folgenreiche Agenda für das künftige Zusammenleben mit diesen Geschöpfen, denen wir mehr schulden als unser Mitleid. Das Tier, so sagt dieses Buch, ist ein genuin politisches Wesen. Wir schulden ihm auch Gerechtigkeit.

Legal Writing

Legal Writing

  • Author: Lisa Webley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131755499X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 210
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Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this vital legal skill and addresses a range of assessment methods from exam questions to final essays and problem answers. It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions. Lisa Webley explains how to reference others' work clearly and correctly, making this book a useful tool for students concerned about issues of plagiarism. It also focuses on how to develop critical thinking and communicate legal arguments, with both good and bad examples of written work considered and discussed in the text. Legal Writing is particularly useful for undergraduate students, especially at the beginning of degree studies, and for GDL and CPE students too. This fully revised fourth edition includes: Guidance on the avoidance of plagiarism including examples of poor practice and best practice. Worked examples throughout the text, including guidance on deciphering essay questions in exams and coursework, along with additional examples from across the legal curriculum on the companion website. An improved companion website with increased guidance for revision to allow students to test their progress and further engage with the topics in the book. Clearly written and easy to use, Legal Writing enables students to fully engage with essay and exam writing as a vital foundation to their undergraduate degree.

Contemplating Courts

Contemplating Courts

  • Author: Lee Epstein
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0871879824
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 499
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Seventeen thought-provoking essays in this sophisticated yet accessible reader demonstrate how political scientists conduct research on law, courts, and the judicial process, and at the same time answer interesting, substantive questions. Illustrating the breadth and depth of judicial politics studies, the essays convey to students the array of contemporary thinking -- both theoretical and methodological -- at work in the field. The book′s five parts cover subjects taught in most judicial politics courses. Because each chapter stands alone, instructors have the flexibility of assigning less than the whole book or chapters in a different order. Topics examined range from information used by voters electing judges to the credibility of victims of sexualized violence. Accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students, Contemplating Courts offers fascinating views into both the law and courts field and the research process itself. Epstein provides in the first chapter an overview of the key elements of judicial process research and defines key terms. Technical notes and methodology appendices offer students additional guidance.

The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Judicial Behavior

The Oxford Handbook of U. S. Judicial Behavior

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Stefanie A. Lindquist
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019957989X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 592
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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior offers readers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of research regarding decision making by judges serving on federal and state courts in the U.S. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook describes and explains how the courts' political and social context, formal institutional structures, and informal norms affect judicial decision making. The Handbook also explores the impact of judges' personal attributes and preferences, as well as prevailing legal doctrine, influence, and shape case outcomes in state and federal courts. The volume also proposes avenues for future research in the various topics addressed throughout the book. Consultant Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics George C. Edwards III.

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

A Short Course

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506398677
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 840
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Drawing on political science as much as from legal studies, Constitutional Law for a Changing America helps students realize that Supreme Court cases are more than just legal names and citations. Ideal for a one-semester course, the Short Course offers all of the hallmarks of the Rights and Powers volumes in a more condensed format. The authors are known for fastidious revising and streamlining of decisions. A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation for her work on law and legal institutions, Lee Epstein has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays, as well as 15 books, and received the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Additionally, Thomas G. Walker is the Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University and co-author of A Court Divided, which won the V. O. Key, Jr. Award for the best book on southern politics.

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice 8th Edition

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice 8th Edition

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walk
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452226741
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 841
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Judicial decisions never occur in a vacuum û they are influenced by a myriad of political factors. From lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices, Epstein and Walker show how all these dynamics play an integral part in the overall development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing deeply from the spheres of political science and legal studies, the exceperted case material is skillfully analyzed and presented for todayÆs students. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors account for the latest scholarship in the field and offer rock-solid analysis of recent landmark cases, including as all the important opinions handed down through 2011. Building on the successes of the 7th edition, the bookÆs clean layout and design clearly distinguishes between commentary and opinion excerpts. Not only does the design make the book an easier read for students, it effectively showcases photos, justice biographies, and the ôAftermathö and ôGlobal Perspectiveö sidebars. And based on positive user feedback, the authors have added even more Aftermath boxes in this new edition. New cases in the 8th edition: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) Snyder v. Phelps (2011) Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) United States v. Jones (2012) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

An Introduction to Law and Regulation

An Introduction to Law and Regulation

Text and Materials

  • Author: Bronwen Morgan,Karen Yeung
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139461362
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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In recent years, regulation has emerged as one of the most distinct and important fields of study in the social sciences, both for policy-makers and for scholars who require a theoretical framework that can be applied to any social sector. This timely textbook provides a conceptual map of the field and an accessible and critical introduction to the subject. Morgan and Yeung set out a diverse and stimulating selection of materials and give them context with a comprehensive and critical commentary. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach and emphasising the role of law in its broader social and political context, it will be an invaluable tool for the student coming to regulation for the first time. This clearly structured, academically rigorous title, with a contextualised perspective, is essential reading for all students of the subject.

Theory and Method in Socio-legal Research

Theory and Method in Socio-legal Research

  • Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing
  • ISBN: 1841136255
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 376
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Presents a collection of papers that explores how different methods can be used in researching law and legal phenomena, and how methodological issues and debates in sociology are relevant to the study of law. This work is useful to socio-legal researchers, law school researchers, and postgraduates.

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Institutional Powers and Constaints

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781506343655
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The Choices Justices Make

The Choices Justices Make

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Jack Knight
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 148330485X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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The Choices Justices Make is a groundbreaking work that offers a strategic account of Supreme Court decision making. Justices realize that their ability to achieve their policy and other goals depends on the preferences of other actors, the choices they expect others to make, and the institutional context in which they act. All these factors hold sway over justices as they make their decisions, from which cases to accept, to how to interact with their colleagues, and what policies to adopt in their opinions. Choices is a thought-provoking, yet nontechnical work that is an ideal supplement for judicial process and public law courses. In addition to offering a unique and sustained theoretical account, the authors tell a fascinating story of how the Court works. Data culled from the Court's public records and from the private papers of Justices Brennan, Douglas, Marshall, and Powell provide empirical evidence to support the central argument, while numerous examples from the justices' papers animate the work.

The Supreme Court Compendium

The Supreme Court Compendium

Data, Decisions, and Developments

  • Author: Lee Epstein,Jeffrey A. Segal,Harold J. Spaeth,Thomas G. Walker
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 148337663X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 872
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The Supreme Court Compendium provides historical and statistical information on the Supreme Court: its institutional development; caseload; decision trends; the background, nomination, and voting behavior of its justices; its relationship with public, governmental, and other judicial bodies; and its impact. With over 180 tables and figures, this new edition is intended to capture the full retrospective picture through the 2013-2014 term of the Roberts Court and the momentous decisions handed down within the last four years, including United States v. Windsor, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, and Shelby County v. Holder.

Okonomische Methoden Im Recht

Okonomische Methoden Im Recht

Eine Einfuhrung Fur Juristen

  • Author: Emanuel V. Towfigh,Niels Petersen
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 9783161551925
  • Category:
  • Page: 300
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Okonomische Argumente werden auch fur Juristen immer wichtiger. Dieses Lehrbuch soll Juristen mit okonomischen Methoden vertraut machen, um ihnen ein besseres Verstandnis dieser Argumente zu geben. Es richtet sich dabei sowohl an Studierende als auch an Wissenschaftler und Praktiker.Fur die Neuauflage wurden alle Kapitel uberarbeitet und erganzt, zwei Kapitel sind von neuen Autoren vollstandig neu verfasst worden. Ausserdem wurden Randziffern eingefugt, die die Arbeit mit dem Werk erleichtern sollen.

An Introduction to Science Studies

An Introduction to Science Studies

The Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology

  • Author: John M. Ziman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521346801
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 203
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The purpose of this book is to give a coherent account of the different perspectives on science and technology that are normally studied under various disciplinary heads such as philosophy of science, sociology of science and science policy. It is intended for students embarking on courses in these subjects and assumes no special knowledge of any science. It is written in a direct and simple style, and technical language is introduced very sparingly. As various perspectives are sketched out in this book, the reader moves towards a consistent conception of contemporary science as a rapidly changing social institution that has already grown out of its traditional forms and plays a central role in society at large. It will appeal to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines and complement well Professor Ziman's earlier books. -- from back cover.

An Introduction to Critical Criminology

An Introduction to Critical Criminology

  • Author: Pamela Ugwudike
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447309405
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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An Introduction to Critical Criminology offers an accessible introduction to foundational and contemporary theories and perspectives in critical criminology which introduces students to theories and perspectives about the causes of crime, and the operation of the criminal justice system.

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

  • Author: Marilyn McShane
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135632731
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 300
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Kampf ums Recht

Kampf ums Recht

Akteure und Interessen im Blick der interdisziplinären Rechtsforschung

  • Author: Josef Estermann
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643504616
  • Category: Actions and defenses
  • Page: 358
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An Introduction to Crime and Justice

An Introduction to Crime and Justice

  • Author: John W. Silva
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: 9780842202237
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 298
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An introduction to law and social theory

An introduction to law and social theory

  • Author: Reza Banakar,Max Travers
  • Publisher: Hart Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 367
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Although most law schools recognise the value of introducing students to a broader sociological perspective on law, this usually falls short of a full engagement with sociology as an academic discipline. This book introduces a wide range of sociological traditions, and how they can be used in investigating law and legal institutions. The book is organised into six sections, each with an introduction by the editors, on classical sociology of law, structural functionalism and systems theory, critical approaches, interpretive approaches, postmodernism, and pluralism and globalisation, and a conclusion that discusses the relationship between law and sociology. Each of the chapters is written by a specialist who reviews the literature, and discusses how the approach can be used in researching different topics. CONTENTS: Introduction (Reza Banakar and Max Travers) 1. CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGY AND LAW: The Problematization of Law in Classical Social Theory (Alan Hunt); Sociological Jurisprudence (Reza Banakar) 2. STRUCTURAL FUNCTIONALISM AND SYSTEMS THEORY: The Thick Description of Law: An Introduction to Niklas Luhmann's Theory (Klaus A. Ziegert); Jurgen Habermas and the Sociology of Law (Bo Carlsson) 3. CRITICAL APPROACHES: Marxism and the Social Theory of Law (Robert Fine); Sharing the Paradigms? CLS and the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban), Feminist Legal Theory (Ruth Fletcher); A Race and Gendered Organisational Logic in Law Firms (Jennifer Pierce); Putting Gender and Sexuality on the Agenda (Nico J Beger); The Power of the Legal Field (Mikael R. Madsen and Yves Dezalay) 4. INTERPRETIVE APPROACHES: Symbolic Interactionism and Law (Max Travers); Ethnomethodology and Law (Robert Dingwall) 5. POSTMODERNISM: Foucault and Law (Gary Wickham); Postmodernism and Common Law (Shaun McVeigh) 6. LEGAL PLURALISM (Anne Griffiths); Globalistion and Law (John Flood); Comparative Sociology of Law (David Nelken) CONCLUSIONS: Law and Sociology (Reza Banakar and Max Travers).