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More than Just a Different Face? Judicial Diversity and Decision-making

Hunter, Rosemary (2015) More than Just a Different Face? Judicial Diversity and Decision-making. Current Legal Problems, 68 (1). pp. 119-141. ISSN 0070-1998. (doi:10.1093/clp/cuv001)

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Abstract

This article addresses a key question in debates around judicial diversity: what evidence is there that a more diverse judiciary will make a difference to substantive decision-making? The article begins by outlining the range of arguments for a more diverse judiciary which include, but are not confined to, making a difference to substantive decision-making. It then turns to consider the considerable evidence which now exists both to refute and to support the existence of substantive differences in decision-making following the appointment to the judiciary of women and others from non-traditional backgrounds. On the basis of this evidence, it draws conclusions as to the kinds of differences in decision-making which might be expected, and the circumstances under which different approaches to decision-making are likely to flourish.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/clp/cuv001
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Rosemary Hunter
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71539 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hunter, Rosemary: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7526-6012
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