News: socio-legal publications
This page contains details of socio-legal publications including books, journals, reports, papers and newsletters/bulletins.
Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies: The Persistence of Collective Memory: Protecting and Preserving Protest Art through Law
Published by Hart, this book proposes a new way of thinking about the controversial and complex challenges associated with the regulation of high-cost credit, specifically payday lending by exploring the theoretical grounding, policy initiatives and interdisciplinary perspectives associated with high-cost credit. The problems with debt extend far beyond the legal sphere, and the findings will therefore be of interest to many other academic disciplines, as well as for those working in public policy and ‘the third sector’. Use code GLR T5TUK for UK orders and GLR T5TUS for US orders to get 20% off. See website for details.
The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom by Conor McCormick: 20% discount available
Published by Hart,this book provides a detailed account of each law officer’s functions and draws on that account as the basis for a broader conceptual analysis of their constitutional legitimacy. The constitutional legitimacy of law officers has been questioned repeatedly in recent years, on account of recurring controversies surrounding the discharge of their varied functions. This book argues that the most persuasive framework for analysing the offices which make up this diverse regime involves concentrating on the constitutional values of independence, accountability and trust which underpin it. Use code GLR T5TUK for UK orders and GLR T5TUS for US orders to get 20% off. See website for details.
Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women's Association and Family Law by Sharon Thompson: 25% discount available
Published by Bloomsbury, this book tells the untold story of the Married Women's Association. Unlike more conventional histories of family law, which focus on legal actors, it highlights the little-known yet indispensable work of a dedicated group of life-long activists. Formed in 1938, the Married Women's Association took reform of family property law as its chief focus. The name is deceptively innocuous, suggesting tea parties and charity fundraisers, but in fact the MWA was often involved in dramatic confrontations with politicians, civil servants, and Law Commissioners. The Association boasted powerful public figures, including MP Edith Summerskill, authors Vera Brittain and Dora Russell, and barrister Helena Normanton. They campaigned on matters that are still being debated in family law today. See website for details. Use code BTU22UK for 25% discount until 9 October 2022.
Combined Academic Publishers are offering SLSA members a 25% discount on a selection of publications until 20 September 2022. See website for details.
The Age of Human Rights is an online open-acccessed peer-reivewed journal published by the Universidad de Jaén, Spain. The journal is moving towards a continuous publication model in 2023 and is currently open for submissions. See website for details.
The Journal of Law and Society is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. This website was born out of a desire to provide the socio-legal community with a dynamic repository of resources and opportunities, as well as to improve the transparency and accessibility of academic publishing in socio-legal studies. As such, it will feature a range of information, interviews, discussions and public events which are curated through the Journal's close relationship with the Centre of Law and Society, an international research hub for socio-legal studies which also shares its home at Cardiff University. The launch of the website also marks the inauguration of JLS Conversations, a unique and prestigious online space in which socio-legal scholars are exploring ideas and engaging in further debate beyond the Journal; challenging assumptions and pushing the boundaries of socio-legal studies in the ways that JLS authors have been doing for nearly 50 years.
AHRC's Associate Director, Paul Meller, reflects on the AHRC's investment in its first impact acceleration grants. Read the blog on the UKRI website for further details.
In this blog Ambreena Manji and Jaideep Gupte set out the AHRC's ambition to create opportunities in law and explain how these will help deliver the AHRC's strategic vision. Read the blog on the UKRI website for further details.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has published the first in a new series of blogs that will share upcoming opportunities with the community.
Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog
Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies is a blog by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies welcoming perspectives on methods and cutting-edge research from across the socio-legal field.
In this week’s Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies, Assistant Professor Hamsini Marada argues for the role of protest art as a form of collective memory and the implications of its censorship. Read the full blog post here, which is published as part of the blog’s Borderlands section.
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The blog always welcomes submissions providing analysis of recent socio-legal research, methodological issues, ethical issues, and publications from around the globe: Frontiers can be found at Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies and on Twitter @OxfordCSLS.
The Judicial Appointments Commission has published its latest 'Judging Your Future' newsletter.
See the latest bulletin for all funding news from the Leverhulme Trust.
Read the spring 2022 edition of the Baldy Center magazine.
The AHRC has published its latest newsletter for June 2022.
Download the newsletter for the latest information from the Nuffield Foundation.
The latest information about JUSTICE in December 2021.
The £1.1m UKRI funded SAFESOC research project aims to reconceptualise prison regulation for safer societies. See the latest newsletter for updates.
The Runnymede Trust has just published it's latest newsletter. See webpage for details.
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society's latest newsletter has been published.