Jay N. Krehbiel
Assistant Professor of Political Science
West Virginia University


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Contact Information
West Virginia University
Department of Political Science
316 Woodburn Hall
P.O. Box 6317
Morgantown, WV 26506

E-mail: jay.krehbiel@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304.293.9539
Office: Woodburn Hall 301G



I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University. Prior to coming to WVU, I received my PhD in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, where I was a graduate associate for the Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL). In Fall 2019, I will be a Fulbright Scholar at the PluriCourts Centre at the University of Oslo.

My research focuses primarily on comparative political institutions, with an emphasis on the consequences of institutions for the performance of modern liberal democracy. In particular, my work examines the relationship between courts engaged in constitutional review and the elected branches of government. Primarily examining Western judiciaries, my research investigates how potential noncompliance with judicial decisions influences the exercise of constitutional review. My main project studies how constitutional courts can ensure the implementation of decisions by strategically using their discretion over procedural and institutional tools, such as public oral hearings, to engage with the media and general public. Another major project examines how political considerations structure the behavior of the Court of Justice of the European Union. I am generally interested in comparative political institutions, including judicial, executive and legislative institutions, European and European Union politics, political economy, formal theory, and political methodology.

For more information on my work, take a look at my CV and the papers listed below.


Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • "The Politics of Judicial Procedures: The Role of Public Oral Hearings in the German Constitutional Court''. 2016. American Journal of Political Science 60 (4): 990-1005.
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  • "Elections, Public Awareness and the Efficacy of Constitutional Review''. 2019. Journal of Law and Courts 7 (1):53-79.
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Working Papers

  • Public Awareness and the Behavior of Unpopular Courts, Under Review.
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  • Strategic Delay and the Use of Incompatibility Rulings at the German Constitutional Court, Under Review.
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  • Strong Governments, Weak Courts: An Informational Account of Constitutional Review with Evidence from the Slovak Constitutional Court, Under Review.
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  • Do Voters Punish Noncompliance with High Court Rulings? A Cross-National Analysis.
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  • A Survey of the Comparative Judicial Politics Literature: What Have We Learned in the Past Twenty Years? With William Bradley Bilsback.
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  • Case Promotion and the Pursuit of Judicial Legitimacy: Evidence from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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Selected Work in Progress

  • "Organizing Constitutional Review: The Politics of Creating Panel Systems in High Courts.''
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  • "Institutional Responses to Noncompliance: The Ortstafelstreit and the Creation of the Austrian Constitutional Court's Mediensprecher.''
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  • "Judicial Legitimacy and the Use of Foreign Precedents''.
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  • "Can International Organizations Enhance Liberal Democracy? Analyzing Preliminary References to the European Court of Justice''. With Sivaram Cheruvu.
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  • "Are Foreign-Appointed Judges More Independent? Evidence from the Andorran Constitutional Court.''
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Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

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  • Western Democratic Governments

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Graduate Courses


  • Comparative Judicial Politics and Institutions

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