Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ideology, Psychology, and Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jon Hanson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199737512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 December 2018

Ideology and the Study of Judicial Behavior

Ideology and the Study of Judicial Behavior

Chapter:
(p.705) Chapter 20 Ideology and the Study of Judicial Behavior
Source:
Ideology, Psychology, and Law
Author(s):

Lee Epstein

Andrew D. Martin

Kevin M. Quinn

Jeffrey A. Segal

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0027

This chapter explores the role of ideology in the study of judicial behavior. From the antecedents of the attitudinal model to newer strategic accounts, ideology plays a key role in political science explanations of judging. Measuring ideology in this context is quite difficult. This chapter describes the strengths and weaknesses of various strategies, including the political party of the judges, exogenous measures developed by Segal and Cover from newspaper editorials, and endogenous measures developed by Martin and Quinn using observed behavior. Empirical studies employing these measures show strong patterns of ideological behavior on the U.S. Supreme Court, with mixed findings for the lower courts.

Keywords:   attitudinal model, ideal-point estimates, ideological amplification, ideological dampening, ideology, judges, judicial behavior, measures of ideology, panel effects, strategic accounts, supreme court

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .