Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
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Isaac Unah

Isaac Unah

Isaac Unah
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
The University of North Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA


Isaac Unah, earned his Ph.D. in political science from Stony Brook University in 1995. His research and teaching interests focus on the U.S. Supreme Court and other judicial institutions and their collective influence on public policy and bureaucratic behavior. His research has been published in several political science, law, and interdisciplinary social science journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Law & Policy, Business and Politics, and several major law reviews. His has published The Courts of International Trade: Judicial Specialization, Expertise, and Bureaucratic Policymaking (University of Michigan Press, 1998), which examines the role of specialized courts in U.S. international trade policy implementation. His recent book, The Supreme Court in American Politics (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009) uses an evolutionary perspective to give readers a firm understanding of the U.S. Supreme Court

Research Interest

motivations underlying the use of capital punishment
Law and Social Sciences