The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Behavior: A Comparative Perspective

Lee Epstein, Keren Weinshall

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Explores strategic accounts of judicial behavior, reviewing literature on the forms of strategic behavior in courts around the world and the ways in which preference-maximizing judges interact with important players in their society. Discusses the three components of strategic analysis: judicial preferences, the institutional context, and the interdependencies between judges and other relevant actors. Surveys the major methodological approaches for conducting strategic analysis. Considers the ways that strategic analysis provides insight into the effect of internal and external actors on the judges' choices. Highlights opportunities for future research. Epstein is with Washington University in St. Louis. Weinshall is with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. No index.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781009048859
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


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