Judicial Independence at the Crossroads

April 2, 2001

This book is a path-breaking collection of essays by leading scholars of law, political science, history, economics, and sociology, who aim to break down the disciplinary barriers that have impeded analysis of, and public policy debates concerning, judicial independence. The essays enable the reader to identify common myths in scholarly and public discussions of judicial independence and to engage more effectively with the key debates. The contributors to this volume first submitted their papers in connection with a two-day conference that the Center co-sponsored in April 2001 with the American Judicature Society.