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Published: 15 January 2015

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199756117

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How Policy Shapes Politics

Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Jeb Barnes, J. E. and Thomas F. Burke, T. F.

  • Synthesizes and critiques many scattered writings on the consequences of growing 'judicialization,' 'juridification.' 'legalization.' 'juristocracy' etc.
  • Challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the political costs of using litigation, including many prominent claims made by political scientists, journalists and law professors about how litigation affects politics
  • Introduces a 'comparative developmental' approach to analyzing claims about the effects of litigation on politics and show why this approach improves on the methods researchers in this field typically use
  • Uses original data drawn from 40 years of congressional hearings on injury compensation policies and three in-depth histories long-running political struggles over injury compensation

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