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Commitment and Cooperation on High Courts: A Cross-Country Examination of Institutional Constraints on Judges

Benjamin Alarie and Andrew J. Green


Judicial decision-making is ideally impartial. In reality, judges are influenced by many different factors, including institutional context, ideological commitment, fellow justices on a panel, and personal preferences. Empirical literature in this area increasingly analyzes this complex collection of factors in isolation, when a larger sample size of comparative institutional contexts can help assess the impact of the procedures, norms, and rules on key institutional decisions, such as how appeals are decided. This book explains how the answers to the following institutional questions largely ... More

Keywords: judicial decision-making, ideological commitment, institutional context, judicial appointments, supreme court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199397594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199397594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Alarie, author
Osler Chair in Business Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Andrew J. Green, author
Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law