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Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis
In this provocative work, Martin Shapiro proposes an original model for the study of courts, one that emphasizes the different modes of decision making and the multiple political roles that characterize the functioning of courts in different political systems.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 1986 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published October 1st 1986)
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A highly enlightening and insightful work, Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis critically evaluates some long-held assumptions about courts by giving a brief but thorough historical analysis of the functioning of courts in different jurisdictions. This book, and especially its first chapter (which compromises about one third of the book), should be mandatory literature for all law students even remotely interested in their subject. This is a scholarly work written by an acclaimed law pr ...more