The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

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The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.For example, some theorists question whether the scholarly focus on race ultimately re-inscribes phenotype and biological markers as the locus of a€œraciala€ subordination (Robinson 2000). These theorists ... Others worry that notions of a common culture or set of ethnic characteristics are prone to the same essentialist lapses and discrimination that created problematic social meanings of race (Ford 2005).

Title:The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics
Author:Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2010-06-10


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