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Special Interest Influence Under Direct Versus Representative Democracy, John G. Matsusaka 2018 USC Marshall School of Business

Special Interest Influence Under Direct Versus Representative Democracy, John G. Matsusaka

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The ability of economic interest groups to influence policy is a common theme in economics and political science. Most theories posit that interest group power arises from the ability to influence elected or appointed government officials through vote-buying, lobbying, or revolving doors; that is, by exploiting the representative part of democracy. This raises the question: does special interest influence decline when policy is chosen using direct democracy, without involvement of representatives? An analysis of the content of the universe of state-level ballot initiatives during 1904-2017 reveals that business interests have been worse off as a result of initiatives across major ...


Is Government Really Broken?, Cary Coglianese 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Is Government Really Broken?, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship

The widespread public angst that surfaced around the 2016 presidential election in the United States revealed that many Americans believe their government has become badly broken. Given the serious problems that continue to persist in society—crime, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, discrimination, and more—these beliefs in a government breakdown are understandable. Yet a breakdown is actually far from self-evident. In this paper, I explain how diagnoses of governmental performance depend on the perspective from which current conditions in the country are viewed. Certainly when judged against a standard of perfection, America has a long way to go. But perfection is ...


Nfib V. Sebelius At 5, Nicole Huberfeld 2018 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Nfib V. Sebelius At 5, Nicole Huberfeld

University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy

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Book Review: Business And Commercial Litigation In Federal Courts (Fourth), Roger Z. Bollman 2018 Penn State Law

Book Review: Business And Commercial Litigation In Federal Courts (Fourth), Roger Z. Bollman

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Failing Our Workers: How The Fmla And Rfra Disadvantage Female Workers In The United States When Compared To Their European Union Counterparts, Penelope Scudder 2018 Penn State Law

Failing Our Workers: How The Fmla And Rfra Disadvantage Female Workers In The United States When Compared To Their European Union Counterparts, Penelope Scudder

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


One Size Fits All: Unaccompanied Alien Children And The Right To Appointed Counsel, Ginny Nunez, Esq. 2018 Penn State Law

One Size Fits All: Unaccompanied Alien Children And The Right To Appointed Counsel, Ginny Nunez, Esq.

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Child Soldiers In Myanmar: Role Of Myanmar Government And Limitations Of International Law, Prajakta Gupte 2018 Penn State Law

Child Soldiers In Myanmar: Role Of Myanmar Government And Limitations Of International Law, Prajakta Gupte

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The "Leniency Epidemic": A Study Of Leniency Granted To Convicted Rapists In America And Australia, Kathleen Tierney 2018 Penn State Law

The "Leniency Epidemic": A Study Of Leniency Granted To Convicted Rapists In America And Australia, Kathleen Tierney

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


A Prescription To Cure The High Cost Of Pharmaceuticals In America, Anthony J. Jensen 2018 Penn State Law

A Prescription To Cure The High Cost Of Pharmaceuticals In America, Anthony J. Jensen

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


U.S. Policy In The Arctic: The Implications Of The South China Sea Arbitration Award On American Policy And Unclos, Brian Finneran 2018 Penn State Law

U.S. Policy In The Arctic: The Implications Of The South China Sea Arbitration Award On American Policy And Unclos, Brian Finneran

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


How Principles Of Sharia Law Could Encourage Savings By America's Poor, Joseph M. Ruth 2018 Penn State Law

How Principles Of Sharia Law Could Encourage Savings By America's Poor, Joseph M. Ruth

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Vigilante "Justice": The Need For An International Response To End President Duterte's Lawless Antidrug Campaign In The Philippines, Daniel Sawey 2018 Penn State Law

Vigilante "Justice": The Need For An International Response To End President Duterte's Lawless Antidrug Campaign In The Philippines, Daniel Sawey

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Untangling The Complicated Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law And Human Rights Law In Armed Conflict, Waseem Ahmad Qureshi 2018 Penn State Law

Untangling The Complicated Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law And Human Rights Law In Armed Conflict, Waseem Ahmad Qureshi

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


A Conceptual Incongruence Between International Laws Of Self-Defense And The International Core Crime Of Aggression, Salar Abbasi 2018 Penn State Law

A Conceptual Incongruence Between International Laws Of Self-Defense And The International Core Crime Of Aggression, Salar Abbasi

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Nato, The Eu, And The Arab Refugee Crisis, Shams Al Din Al Hajjaji 2018 Penn State Law

Nato, The Eu, And The Arab Refugee Crisis, Shams Al Din Al Hajjaji

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Pushing A Right To Abortion Through The Back Door: The Need For Integrity In The U.N. Treaty Monitoring System, And Perhaps A Treaty Amendment, Andrea Stevens 2018 Penn State Law

Pushing A Right To Abortion Through The Back Door: The Need For Integrity In The U.N. Treaty Monitoring System, And Perhaps A Treaty Amendment, Andrea Stevens

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Anti-Conversion Laws And The International Response, Meghan G. Fischer 2018 Penn State Law

Anti-Conversion Laws And The International Response, Meghan G. Fischer

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Foreward, 2018 Penn State Law

Foreward

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

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Table Of Contents, 2018 Penn State Law

Table Of Contents

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

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Dedications, 2018 Penn State Law

Dedications

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

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