Keith E. Whittington

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics

Princeton University


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The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

edited with R. Daniel Kelemen and Gregory A. Caldeiera



The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford University Press), edited by Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University), R. Daniel Kelemen (Rutgers University) and Gregory A. Caldeira (Ohio State University), is part of the multi-volume Oxford Handbooks of Political Science.  The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. Featuring 50 scholars and 45 chapters, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to critical appraisals of the key issues shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.


Praise for The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics:

"The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics provides an invaluable guide to the inter-relationship between these two disciplines.  It brings together in a well-organized and systematic manner the rich literature on the various aspects of this subject.  All lawyers interested in the relationship between law and politics will want to have a copy of this book in their collection."

                      -- Paul Craig, Oxford University


"The editors have assembled an extremely impressive list of scholars from law and political science -- a veritable who's who in the field -- and have produced a volume that defines an ambitious agenda for the study of law and politics for the next generation."

                    -- John Ferejohn, New York University

Published Reviews of The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics:



Oxford University Press

August 2008

832 pages, cloth

ISBN 978-0-19-920842-5 (cl)

$150.00 (cl)

Table of Contents

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