Class of 2017

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Congrats Class of 2017




APMacro: IES World Governance Indicator

World Governnce Indicators
The World Bank publishes a set of measures designed to evaluate the effectiveness of governance. Six dimensions are utilized in an effort to categorize and compare countries in Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.

  • Voice and accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which a country’s citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.
  • Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood of political instability and/or politically motivated violence, including terrorism.
  • Government effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government’s commitment to such policies.
  • Regulatory quality captures perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.
  • Rule of law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.
  • Control of corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as “capture” of the state by elites and private interests.


Gov: Judicial System Review

State court system, federal court system, trial courts of limited jurisdiction, trial courts of general jurisdiction, intermediate courts of appeals, state supreme courts, U.S district courts, U.S. circuit courts of appeals, U.S. supreme court, special courts, judicial election, judicial appointment, merit selection, senatorial courtesy, presidential nomination, senate approval, rule of four, writ of certiorari, legal briefs, amicus curiae briefs, oral argument, judicial conference, majority opinion, dissenting opinion, concurring opinion, judicial review, judicial restraint, judicial activism.