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Judicial Policies : Implementation and Impact

Judicial Policies : Implementation and Impact - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1568023069

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Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
Published: 1999
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Judicial Policies : Implementation and Impact - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-1568023069

Bradley C. Canon and Charles A. Johnson

ISBN13: 978-1568023069
ISBN10: 1568023065
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Arguing that judicial policies in the United States are substantially influenced by how the courts and other political actors respond, authors Canon and Johnson employ a heuristic model of different populations and their responses to judicial decisions as a means of: explaining the implementation of judicial policies as a political process, examining the events that usually follow judicial decisions, and organizing the literature in the field. The concluding chapter addresses the important question of whether the judiciary actually makes a difference in the American political system. Canon and Johnson delineate examples where the courts have clearly had an impact and those where they have had little influence.



Author Bio

Canon, Bradley : University of Kentucky

Bradley C. Canon is Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has published widely in the field of judicial impact, including works on judicial activism and restraint and on state supreme courts.


Johnson, Charles : Texas A & M University

Charles A. Johnson is Professor of Political Science and head of the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has published books and articles and presented papers about various aspects of the judicial process, including judicial behavior.

Table of Contents

Preface


Chapter 1. Responses to Judicial Policies

Studying Responses to Judicial Policies
Roe v. Wade : A Case Study of Judicial Impact
A Model of the Implementation and Impact of Judicial Policies
Summary

Chapter 2. The Interpreting Population

Why and When Judicial Policies Must Be Interpreted
Discretion and Constraints in Interpreting Judicial Decisions
Interpretive Responses by Judges
The New Judicial Federalism
Factors Affecting Lower Court Interpretations
Summary

Chapter 3. The Implementing Population

The Judiciary and the Implementing Population
Implementing Groups as Organizations
Program Adjustments after Judicial Decisions
Summary

Chapter 4. The Consumer Population

Characteristics of Consumers and Consumption
Responses to Beneficial Decisions
Responses to Adverse Decisions
Summary

Chapter 5. The Secondary Population

Public Officials and Judicial Policies
Interest Groups and Judicial Policies
Media Coverage of Judicial Policies
Attentive and Mass Publics
Summary

Chapter 6. Judicial Impact Theory

Psychological Theories of Judicial Impact
Utility Theory : A Psychological/Economic Approach
Communications Theory
Organizational Theories
Environmental Theories
Summary

Chapter 7. The Impact of Judicial Decisions as Public Policy

Supreme Court Clashes with Other Branches
Other Courts as Policy Makers
Judicial Mobilization of Political Action
The Courts and Social Change
Summary



Appendix
Index of Cases
Index



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