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ACRJ 8810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

ACRJ 8810 Required Course Readings

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Alemanno, A., & Spina, A. (2014). Nudging legally: On the checks and balances of behavioral regulation. International Journal Of Constitutional Law, 12(2), 429-456.

Barnett, R. E. (2001). The original meaning of the commerce clause. University of Chicago Law Review, 68(1), 101-147

BatkinS, S., & Brannon, I. (2013). No ‘Midnight’After This Election.Regulation, 36(1), 4

Bolton, A., Potter, R. A., & Thrower, S. (2015). Organizational Capacity, Regulatory Review, and the Limits of Political Control. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, ewv025. 

Clark, B. R. (2003). The Supremacy Clause as a constraint on federal power. George Washington Law Review, 71

Clark, R. C., Ochs, H. L., & Frazier, M. (2013). Representative bureaucracy: The politics of access to policy-making positions in the federal executive service. Public Personnel Management, 42(1), 75–89.

Cook, B. J. (2015). Curing the Mischiefs of Faction in the American Administrative State. The American Review of Public Administration, 46(1), 3-27

Family, J. E. (2012). Administrative Law Through the Lens of Immigration Law. Administrative Law Review, 64(3), 12-04.

Fisher, L. (2014). Administrative law - All (food) politics is local: Cooperative federalism, New England small farms, and the food safety modernization act, W. New Eng. L. Rev., 37, 337*.

FitzGerald, S. A. (2016). Vulnerable geographies: human trafficking, immigration and border control in the UK and beyond. Gender, Place & Culture, 23(2), 181-197.

Gibson, J. L., & Nelson, M. J. (2015). Is the US Supreme Court's legitimacy grounded in performance satisfaction and ideology?. American Journal of Political Science, 59(1), 162-174. 

Huisman, W., & Kleemans, E. R. (2014). The challenges of fighting sex trafficking in the legalized prostitution market of the Netherlands. Crime, law and social change, 61(2), 215-228.

Ingber, R. (2016). International Law Constraints as Executive Power. Harvard International Law Journal, 57(1).

Kastellec, J. P. (2013). Racial diversity and judicial influence on appellate courts. American Journal of Political Science, 57(1), 167-183. 

Kennedy, J. B. (2015). “‘Do This! Do That!’ and Nothing Will Happen” Executive Orders and Bureaucratic Responsiveness. American Politics Research, 43(1), 59-82. 

Niblett, A. (2013). Case-by-Case Adjudication and the Path of the Law. The Journal of Legal Studies, 42(2), 303-330

Sikora, V. (2002). Federalism: How the principle works on state and local levels. Journal of Environmental Health,65(3), 44-47

Simon, W. (2015). Theorizing contemporary legal thought: the organizational premises of administrative law, Law & Contemp. Prob. 78, 61

Tausanovitch, C., & Warshaw, C. (2013). Measuring Constituent Policy Preferences in Congress, State Legislatures, and Cities. Journal of Politics, 75(2), 330-1342

Terman, J. (2014). A state-level examination of bureaucratic policymaking the internal organization of attention, The American Review of Public Administration, 45(6),708-727.

Wagner, W. (2006). When All Else Fails: Regulatory Risky Products through Tort Litigation. Geo. LJ, 95, 693.

Weiland, P. & O'Leary, R. (1997). Federalism and environmental policy: The case of solid waste management. American Review of Public Administration, 27, 211-227.

West, W. (2015). The administrative presidency as reactive oversight: Implications for positive and normative theory, Public Administrative Review, 75(4), 523-533.

West, W. F., & Raso, C. (2013). Who Shapes the Rulemaking Agenda? Implications for Bureaucratic Responsiveness and Bureaucratic Control. Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, 23(3), 495-519

Yoo, J. (2015). Judicial Supremacy Has Its Limits. Tex. Rev. L. & Pol., 20, 1.

Other Readings

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