Special Issue "Intersection between Law, Politics and Public Policy"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2018) | Viewed by 21442
Scholars from a wide range of disciplines describe the “judicialization,” “legalization,” and “juridification” of politics and public policy—and for good reason. Litigation and courts reach deep into modern administrative states, shaping every aspect of the policymaking cycle, including mobilization, agenda setting, rulemaking and implementation. The implications of all of this law and litigation are deeply contested. Some celebrate it for creating new rights, challenging entrenched power structures and giving voice to those excluded from legislative, executive and corporate decision-making processes. Others warn of rising “juristocracy,” which engenders a host of negative policy and political consequences and undermines core democratic values.
This Special Issue provides a forum for considering the evolving intersection between law, policy and politics. Possible topics include, but certainly are not limited to, the following: What are the administrative costs and benefits of relying on litigation to make policy? When is judicial policymaking effective and when is it a “hollow hope”? When does litigation engender negative political consequences, such as backlash, and when does it enhance politics by, for example, facilitating coalition building? Do courts follow public opinion or lead it? Is judicial policymaking “democratic”?
Prof. Jeb Barnes
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- Law and public policy
- Law and politics