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Electing judges : the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy

Author: James L Gibson
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Responds to the growing chorus of critics who fear that the politics of running for office undermine judicial independence. The author presents a comprehensive study of the impact of campaigns on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Gibson
ISBN: 9780226291079 0226291073 9780226291086 0226291081
OCLC Number: 774021191
Description: xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The "new style" judicial elections in the American states --
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White and perceptions of judicial impartiality --
Can campaign activity cross the line? --
Diffuse support for a state supreme court: judicial legitimacy in Kentucky --
Expectancy theory and judicial legitimacy --
Judges, elections, and the American mass public: the effects of judicial campaigns on the legitimacy of courts --
Judicial campaigns, elections for judges, and court legitimacy: do judicial elections really stink? --
Appendix A: legal developments post-White --
Appendix B: the surveys --
Appendix C: experimental vignettes --
Appendix D: question wording --
Appendix E: the distributions of key analytical variables --
Appendix F: interactive analysis --
Appendix G: measuring support for democratic institutions and processes --
Appendix H: question wording --
Appendix I: adding control variables.
Series Title: Chicago studies in American politics.
Responsibility: James L. Gibson.
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"James L. Gibson is an intellectual giant in the field of judicial politics, and Electing Judges may be his most important contribution to date. This is a first-rate piece of scholarship that speaks Read more...

 
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