Law, policymaking, and the policy process: closing the gaps

Scott Barclay, Thomas Birkland

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Public policy scholars and public law scholars often study the same substantive issues and have similar theoretical interests. Yet students of the public policy process rarely consider the courts as policymakers in the same manner as do their public law counterparts. We seek to explain this difference in approaches between the two subfields on the question of the courts as policymakers, and we ask how models of the public policy process should incorporate the judiciary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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