The politics of infrastructure
Empirical analysis of the productivity of state infrastructure investments reveals that political factors such as the initiative process, term limits and budgets have an effect on levels of public sector capital investment. Existing literature on the productivity yield of infrastructure investment has produced inconsistent results precisely because political factors have not been accounted for. State party stability is negatively correlated with infrastructure expenditures, and term limits are positively correlated with investment levels.
Publication Name: Journal of Law and Economics
The myth of context in politics and law
Group rights as currently envisioned undermine the goal of fully contextual law by embodying the antiessentialist and antiuniversalist sentiments they purport to reject. One promising alternative is to give judicial recognition to socioeconomic stratification, with remedial action based on present economic disadvantage rather than on past discrimination. Economic difference is a more essential form of identity than are gender and race.
Publication Name: Harvard Law Review
The politics of British policing in the Thatcher/Major state
The libertarian politics of British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major have established the managerialist approach to criminal justice and policing. Administrative measures and laws increased centralized control without a rise in de jure accountability. This approach is aimed at portraying police as service providers and the public as service clients.
Publication Name: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
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