ERIC Number: ED181532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to the Study of Court Impact.
Feeley, Malcolm M.
This paper examines three ways in which sociological scholars have conceived of legal impact. The first, decision-specific research, is rejected largely because of its narrow focus and its lack of theoretical and practical significance. The author then sketches the outlines of an emergent, philosophical-historical approach to impact research, based on opposing views of the capacity of courts and on counterposed works concerning the nature and consequences of expanding legality. The author concludes by suggesting the use of a multiplicity of methods and techniques to explore the questions asked. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Court Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Social Science Research, State of the Art Reviews, Supreme Court Litigation, Theories
Not available separately; See EA 012 005
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Chapter 1 of "Schools & the Courts. Volume II" (EA 012 005); For related documents, see EA 012 000-009