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Judges and their audiences : a perspective on judicial behavior

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2008. ©2006
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'What motivates judges as decision makers? Political scientist Lawrence Baum offers a new perspective on this crucial question, a perspective based on judges' interest in the approval of audiences important to them. The conventional scholarly wisdom holds that judges on higher courts seek only to make good law, good policy, or both. In these theories, judges are influenced by other people only in limited ways, in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Baum
ISBN: 9780691138275 0691138273
OCLC Number: 231586941
Awards: Winner of C. Herman Pritchett Award, Law and Courts Section, American Political Science Association 2007 (United States)
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2006 (United States)
Winner of American Political Science Association Law and Courts Section: C. Herman Pritchett Award 2007
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2006
Description: xiv, 231 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Thinking about judicial behavior --
Judging as self-presentation --
Court colleagues, the public, and other branches of government --
Social and professional groups --
Policy groups, the news media, and the greenhouse effect --
Implications for the study of judicial behavior.
Responsibility: Lawrence Baum.

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