Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 24 October 2018

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines the evolution of literature on state courts with a particular focus on the expansion of the field since the 1990s and the diverse application of theoretical frameworks utilized. The authors argue that studies of state courts have made powerful advances in terms of data and methodology. The increase in available data has made 50-state studies of state courts common, and these studies allow us to better understand the behavior of judges and courts, the role of institutional features on courts and judicial decisions, as well as the influences on state courts by external forces, such as the public, and the influence of courts on state policy.

Keywords: Courts, judicial, selection process, elections, nomination, decision making, policymaking, public attitudes

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.