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Electing judges : the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy, James L. Gibson

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Electing judges : the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy
Title
Electing judges
Title remainder
the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy
Statement of responsibility
James L. Gibson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Electing Judges, James L. Gibson responds to the growing chorus of critics who fear that the politics of running for office undermine judicial independence. While many people have opinions on the topic, few have supported them with empirical evidence. Gibson rectifies this situation, offering the most systematic study to date of the impact of campaigns on public perceptions of fairness, impartiality, and the legitimacy of elected state courts-and his findings are both counterintuitive and controversial
  • Gibson finds that ordinary Americans do not conclude from campaign promises that judges are incapable of making impartial decisions. Instead, he shows, citizens understand the process of deciding cases to be an exercise in policy making, rather than of simply applying laws to individual cases-and consequently think it's important for candidates to reveal where they stand on important issues. Taking both the good and bad into consideration, Gibson argues that elections are ultimately beneficial in boosting the legitimacy of courts, despite the acknowledged negative effects of some campaign activities. Book jacket
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ICU/DLC
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1951-
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Gibson, James L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8776
LC item number
.G538 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • Judges
  • Judicial ethics
Label
Electing judges : the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy, James L. Gibson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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?
Control code
sky245852946
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226291086
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Electing judges : the surprising effects of campaigning on judicial legitimacy, James L. Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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?
Control code
sky245852946
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226291086
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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