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Empirical legal analysis : assessing the performance of legal institutions /

edited by Yun-chien Chang.

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Names: Chang, Yun-chien,
Vernacular: This innovative volume explores empirical legal issues around the world. While legal studies have traditionally been worked on and of letters and with a normative bent, in recent years quantitative methods have gained traction by offering a brand new perspective of understanding law. That is, legal scholars have started to crunch numbers, not letters, to tease out the effects of law on the regulated industries, citizens, or judges in reality. In this edited book, authors from leading institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia investigate legal issues in South Africa, Argentina, the US, Israel, Taiwan, and other countries. Using original data in a variety of statistical tools (from the most basic chi-square analysis to sophisticated two-stage least square regression models), contributors to this book look into the judicial behaviours in Taiwan and Israel, the determinants of constitutional judicial systems in 100 countries, and the effect of appellate court decisions on media competition. In addition, this book breaks new ground in informing important policy debates. Specifically, how long should we incarcerate criminalsShould the medical malpractice liability system be reformedDo police reduce crimeWhy is South Africa's democratic transition viableWith solid data as evidence, this volume sheds new light on these issues from a road more and more frequently taken0 �what is known as "empirical legal studies/analysis." This book should be useful to students, practitioners, and professors of law, economics, and public policy in many countries who seek to understand their legal system from a different, and arguably more scientific, perspective -- Provided by Publisher.
Published: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Economics of legal relationships ; v. 19.
Topics: Law - Philosophy. | Law - Methodology. | Juristic acts. | LAW - Research. | LAW - Reference. | LAW - Legal History. | Juristische Methodik. | Rechtshandlung. | Rechtstheorie.
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