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Revista de Bioética y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Forenses de Honduras     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Ciências Jurídicas     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Concepción)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Coquimbo)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social, Laborum     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Derecho Fiscal     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Privado     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Privado     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Público     Open Access  
Revista de Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Agrário e Agroambiental     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Ambiental e Socioambientalismo     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Faculdade Guanambi     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista de Educación y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios de la Justicia     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudios Jurídicos y Criminológicos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Institucionais     Open Access  
Revista de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho : Universidad de la República     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas     Open Access  
Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Procesal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Processo, Jurisdição e Efetividade da Justiça     Open Access  
Revista de Sociologia, Antropologia e Cultura Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Derecho del Estado     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Direito e Práxis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direito GV     Open Access  
Revista Direitos, Trabalho e Política Social     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito do Centro Universitário Brazcubas     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Direito da UnB     Open Access  
Revista Electrónica Cordobesa de Derecho Internacional Público : RECorDIP     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Direito Processual     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito - PUC Minas Serro     Open Access  
Revista Española de Medicina Legal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revista Estudios Jurídicos     Open Access  
Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Facultad de Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista Historia y Justicia     Open Access  
Revista Icade. Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Interdisciplinar de Direito     Open Access  
Revista Internacional CONSINTER de Direito     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional de Derecho del Turismo     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Doctrina y Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista IUS     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica : Investigación en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica Crítica y Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica da UFERSA     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de Asturias     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de León     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica IUS Doctrina     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Portucalense/Portucalense Law Journal     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Latinoamericana de Derechos Humanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Opinión Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Pedagogía Universitaria y Didáctica del Derecho     Open Access  
Revista Persona y Derecho     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Processus de Estudos de Gestão, Jurí­dicos e Financeiros     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Quaestio Iuris     Open Access  
Revue du Droit des Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue générale de droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue internationale de droit pénal     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue pro právo a technologie     Open Access  
Riau Law Journal     Open Access  
Roger Williams University Law Review i     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Law     Open Access  
Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Politics & Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Santa Clara Law Review     Open Access  
Santé mentale et Droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
SASI     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Science & Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 313)
ScienceRise : Juridical Science     Open Access  
Scientiam Juris     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Seattle Journal for Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seattle University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seqüência : Estudos Jurídicos e Políticos     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Offending : Theory, Research, and Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Singapore Academy of Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Società e diritti     Open Access  
Sociologia del diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Jurisprudence Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Crime Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South East European University Review (SEEU Review)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Southern Illinois University Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
St. John's Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Stanford Law & Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Stanford Law Review     Free   (Followers: 40)
Stanford Technology Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
Statute Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Statutes and Decisions : Laws USSR     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Strategic Direction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studenckie Zeszyty Naukowe     Open Access  
Studia Canonica     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Iuridica Lublinensia     Open Access  
Studia Iuridica Toruniensia     Open Access  
Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Suffolk University Law Review     Free  
Suhuf     Open Access  
Supremasi Hukum : Jurnal Penelitian Hukum     Open Access  
Supreme Court Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sustainable Development Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Swiss Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sydney Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Syiar Hukum     Open Access  
Tanjungpura Law Journal     Open Access  
Te Mata Koi : Auckland University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Temas Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access  
Texas Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Texas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 10)
The American Lawyer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Journal of Legislative Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
The Jurist : Studies in Church Law and Ministry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Modern American     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
THEMIS - Revista de Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Theoretical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Theory and Practice of Legislation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett, forsikringsrett og trygderett     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap     Full-text available via subscription  
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Tilburg Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Toruńskie Studia Polsko-Włoskie     Open Access  
Touro Law Review     Open Access  
Transnational Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Legal Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Transportation Planning and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Trusts & Trustees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Tulane Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tulsa Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Entertainment Law Review     Open Access  
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
UCLA Women's Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Udayana Journal of Law and Culture     Open Access  
UIR Law Review     Open Access  
Universitas : Revista de Filosofía, Derecho y Política     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Forum     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Review     Open Access  
University of Chicago Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
University of Chicago Law School Record     Open Access  
University of Cincinnati Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Kansas Law Review     Open Access  
University of Massachusetts Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Miami Business Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Miami Inter-American Law Review     Open Access  
University of Miami Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review     Open Access  
University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of New Brunswick Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of New South Wales Law Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
University of Pittsburgh Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Queensland Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
University of St. Thomas Law Journal     Open Access  
University of Toronto Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
University of Vienna Law Review     Open Access  
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Unnes Law Journal     Open Access  
USFQ Law Review     Open Access  
Utrecht Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Uyuşmazlık Mahkemesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Valparaiso University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Vanderbilt Law Review     Free   (Followers: 5)

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Social & Legal Studies
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Number of Followers: 13  
 
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  • Book Review: Earthbound: The Aesthetics of Sovereignty in the Anthropocene
           by DANIEL MATTHEWS

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      Authors: NEIL WALKER
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-09T01:39:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221108067
       
  • The Embodiment of Contempt: Ontario Provincial Prison Food

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      Authors: Kelly Struthers Montford
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Prison food is central to the prison experience and is a physically invasive manifestation of carceral power. This article draws on 61 interviews with individuals with lived experience of provincial prisons in Ontario, Canada. Participants reported that the food was unhealthy, small-portioned, bland, and steamed to the point that they could not discern what they were eating. Others reported living in fear of the food, whether because it was molding, spoiled, or had been tampered with. For many participants, their experience of incarceration was that of hunger and unwanted bodily changes. Poor quality prison food bolstered an underground food economy in which trading, gambling, or intimidation were used by prisoners to access more and/or better foods. Overall, prison food was a means through which social, political, and institutional contempt for prisoners was communicated to and embodied by prisoners.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-06-02T05:34:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221104253
       
  • Reasonably Unreasonable: American Use of Force Jurisprudence and Police
           Impunity

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      Authors: Anthony M Triola
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper tracks Use of Force jurisprudence from the seminal cases of Graham v. Connor and Tennessee v. Garner to our contemporary moment. I am interested here in assessing the evolving meaning of “reasonableness” over time, especially as it relates to legal mechanisms such as qualified immunity which enable agents of the state to utilize excessive force with impunity. The logic of these cases is contextualized against the contemporary moment of reckoning with the realities of state-sanctioned anti-black violence, something from which a theory of reasonability cannot be cleanly separated.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T08:29:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221102540
       
  • Performing Legal and National Identities: Australian Citizenship
           Ceremonies and the Management of Cultural Diversity

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      Authors: Anne Macduff
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Academic scholarship analyses how citizenship law reforms such as longer residency requirements and tougher language tests reinforce culturally exclusionary national narratives. Citizenship ceremonies however, have largely escaped scholarly attention. Drawing on Australia as a case study, this article addresses that gap. After examining how Australian citizenship is performed at ceremonies, this article argues that although the government states that citizenship ceremonies should welcome new citizens, deep suspicions about the cultural diversity of migrants are also conveyed. This paper contributes to an understanding of how citizenship ceremonies reinforce culturally exclusionary national narratives, even where the legal criteria for acquiring citizenship status is non-discriminatory. This paper also illustrates how citizenship ceremonies are important sites for the construction and communication of legal identities.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-18T04:46:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221100494
       
  • Worker Representation in the Regulation of Occupational Health: Explaining
           the Shift to Knowledge Activism

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      Authors: Alan Hall
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper explains the origins, features and impacts of ‘knowledge activism’ as an emergent form of collective OHS resistance. Coupling labour process theory with Pierre Bourdieu‘s concepts of capital, the analysis connects transformations in production, management, technology, and neoliberal governance to shifts in labour/management power relations, both within the joint committee and the workplace more generally, as defined by the relative social, cultural and symbolic capital accumulated and mobilized by worker representatives.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-17T05:25:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221099361
       
  • Bereaved Family ‘Involvement’ in (Prisoner) Death Investigations:
           Whose ‘Satisfaction’'

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      Authors: Philippa Tomczak, Elizabeth A. Cook
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      A duty to investigate deaths in detention is enshrined within international legislation including Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). A core purpose of these investigations, following UK case law, is that bereaved families ‘have the satisfaction of knowing that lessons learned […] may save the lives of others.’ We highlight the striking absence of evidence illustrating the ‘satisfaction’ of bereaved families, utilising a case study of prisoner death investigations undertaken by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) and Coroners in England and Wales. Drawing on data from semi-structured interviews with 26 stakeholders, we explore what may produce familial ‘satisfaction’ and question who is satisfied by prisoner death investigations. Our analysis demonstrates that bereaved family ‘satisfaction’ was regularly spoken about by investigators and invoked to legitimise investigations despite limited evidence thereof. In conclusion, we highlight how the Ombudsman and Coroners should reconsider their practices to better satisfy families and manage expectations.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-11T07:51:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221100480
       
  • Book Review: Torture as State Crime: A Criminological Analysis of the
           Transnational Institutional Torturer Melanie Collard by DAWN L. ROTHE

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      Authors: DAWN L. ROTHE
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-11T07:51:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221101717
       
  • You Ain’t Woman Enough: Tracing the Policing of Intersexuality in
           Sports and the Clinic

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      Authors: Mireia Garcés de Marcilla Musté
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article traces the continuities and discontinuities in the history of sporting and clinical rules concerning intersexuality. Through the parallel investigation of how intersexual bodies have been monitored, examined, and modified in the sporting and medical worlds, I argue that neither of them have ‘progressed’ to become more ‘respectful’ or ‘inclusive’. Rather, changes in the management of intersexuality in both areas consist in different iterations of a pervasive conceptualisation of bodies as dichotomously gendered. I contend that medical and sporting bodies’ supposedly ‘scientific’ search to ‘determine’ gender not only is a failed endeavour, given the contradictory gender ‘markers’ that have been ‘discovered’ and enforced on bodies, but also constitutes an attempt, disguised through discourses of health and fairness, to render intersexuality a problematic form of embodiment.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-11T07:50:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221086595
       
  • Book Review: Historical Criminology by DAVID CHURCHILL, HENRY YEOMANS and
           IAIN CHANNING

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      Authors: LIZZIE SEAL
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-09T11:58:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221100491
       
  • Book Review: Obligations: New Trajectories in Law by Scott Veitch

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      Authors: Jia Liu
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-05T05:26:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221099607
       
  • Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society by MARIANA
           VALVERDE, KAMARI CLARKE, EVE DARIAN-SMITH & PRABHA KOTISWARAN

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      Authors: Carl Makin
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-05T05:26:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221096555
       
  • Making Legal Knowledge Work: Practising Proportionality in the German
           Repetitorium

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      Authors: Jacco Bomhoff
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article presents a cultural and critical study of ‘proportionality review’ as a legal knowledge format and practice. The setting for this study is German public law, and in particular a domain of German legal education that is rarely analyzed even in Germany: the classes and materials offered by Repetitoren. These are commercial providers that aim to prepare students for the all-important ‘First Juridical Examination’. In this setting, proportionality is presented as a principle that matters, a doctrine that works, and a technique that jurists – lawyers, judges, but especially also law students – can learn to perform. Sustaining the sense that proportionality ‘works’, however, itself requires work, in particular in the form of largely invisible background constraints on what can count as suitable problems and appropriate solutions. In these processes of making proportionality into a ‘doable’ technical instrument, the German legal-constitutional order as a whole is presented as a feasible, achievable project. The article looks at how proportionality's success is produced and experienced, and at what its status as a foundational, near-ideal legal instrument means for the character of the German constitutional and legal imagination.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-02T07:47:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221092962
       
  • Policing Commercial Sex in 1970s France: Regulating the Racialized Sexual
           Order

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      Authors: Rébecca Franco
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Based on multi-sited archival research, this article examines the racialized regulation of commercial sex in 1970s France, and whether and how this was intertwined with the protection of a racialized, gendered, and class-based sexual order. In doing so, this article contributes to a contextualized and historicized analysis of the construction of race and colour-blindness in French legislation and law enforcement. During and after the Algerian War, colonial anxieties about sexual threats posed by North African male labour migrants in the French metropole played a role in the discussion on commercial sex and motivated politicians, policymakers and journalists to argue for its selective tolerance. The author argues that the indirect legislation on commercial sex granted discretionary power to the police to protect the sexual order through colourblind justifications. This enabled law enforcement to implement and enforce universalist legislation ‘from below’ in a racially particularistic way.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-22T06:53:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221094754
       
  • The Ethics of Capital Punishment and a Law of Affective Enchantment

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      Authors: Sabrina Gilani
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper re-reads American Appellate and Supreme Court rulings about the constitutionality of execution by electrocution from the perspective of new materialism. Using the case of Provenzano v. Moore, this paper highlights how the existing jurisprudence develops a notion of cruelty that deliberately avoids the sensual and affective dimensions of punishment. Given the profoundly corporeal nature of punishment and even more so capital punishment, any consideration of the ethics of punitive practice must meaningfully engage with the body, its situatedness, and its material networks, all of which enact punishment as a social phenomenon. Employing Jane Bennett's ethics of affective enchantment, grounded in the ethico-onto-epistemology of new materialist thinkers, this paper critiques the majority opinion in Provenzano by demonstrating how it feeds into modern disenchantment. It then draws on Provenzano's landmark dissent to show how ethical practice stems from deliberately opening oneself up to the wonderment of an entangled world produced through the acknowledgement of nonhuman selves and plastic bodies. This has the potential to generate an understanding of ‘humane’ punishment that better, and more meaningfully accounts for how human beings relate to and engage with the world around them.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20T06:38:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221094938
       
  • Fake News in Brazil's 2018 Presidential Elections: A Systems Theory
           Approach to Judicial and Legal Responses

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      Authors: Marco Antonio Loschiavo Leme de Barros, Lucas Fucci Amato, Diana Tognini Saba, Paula Pedigoni Ponce
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article adopts an approach from social systems theory to map the legislative and judicial responses produced by Brazilian law in light of the 2018 presidential election in Brazil, a political event marked by the mass dissemination of fake news. The study applies social systems theory to observe and interpret the legislative process in relation to a Draft Statute on Fake News which is part of a regulatory movement concerning digital communications and personal data in Brazil. The article combines this with observations on case law from the Superior Electoral Court regarding fake news dissemination during the 2018 presidential election. The results of these analyses demonstrate the difficulty of regulating fake news in Brazil and the problems with a legal framework based on the deference of the Judiciary to legislative decisions; its openness to technology experts; and the adoption of “regulated self-regulation” as a way of building an interface between legal and political national systems and transnational digital platforms.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-18T09:43:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221094152
       
  • Does Gender Blindness Improve Gender Equality' Female Judges and the
           Glass Ceiling Effect in the Islamic Judicial System in Indonesia

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      Authors: Achmad Kholiq, Iim Halimatusa’diyah
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Despite the increasing participation of women judges worldwide, including in Muslim countries, the glass ceiling effect in female judges’ careers remains persistent. Using the Islamic judicial system in Indonesia as a case study, this article aims to analyze the representation of female judges and examine why the glass ceiling effect exists in the Islamic judicial system in Indonesia. Drawing on interviews with twenty judges in various provinces in Indonesia and analyzing the gendered organization framework, this article argues that gender blindness in the Islamic judicial organization has contributed to the persistence of gender inequality and the glass ceiling effect. This article also argues that a gender-neutral setting contributes to sustaining or encouraging gendered practices within organizations. Furthermore, focusing on work-life balance as the only solution for addressing the under-representation of women in the public sphere does not necessarily ease them from caring responsibilities as the gendered division of labor in the domestic sphere has not changed. Therefore, we suggest that making the judicial system a gender transformative organization is essential in order to reduce the glass ceiling effect in the Islamic judicial system in Indonesia.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-13T07:35:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221094153
       
  • Drug Violence, War-Crime Distinction, and Hierarchies of Victimhood

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      Authors: Katja Franko, David Rodriguez Goyes
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Issues related to victimhood are central to transitional justice and international criminal justice. However, processes of transitional justice do not usually include victims of drug-related violence, despite the fact that in several Latin American countries deaths caused by cartel violence easily meet criteria of civil war. This article's central argument is that distinctions between victims of war and victims of what is often termed conventional crime are of great importance to notions of legitimate victimhood in transitional contexts. Taking Colombia's Victims’ Law (2011) as a case study, we argue that the binary distinction between war and crime fails to address the needs of victims of mass drug violence and creates a hierarchy among victims. This has important symbolic, legal and material implications for those who find themselves in the less favoured category. Victims of drug related violence struggle to access justice and to make their voices heard in public discourses about violence. We argue that the current understanding of mass drug violence as ‘conventional crime’ represents a Northern perspective on violence, which can be counter-productive when used uncritically in Southern contexts.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-11T02:57:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221091226
       
  • Lay Advisers in Family law Settings: The Role and Quality of Advice
           Provided on Social media

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      Authors: Tatiana Grieshofer
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The study explores the quality of advice offered by lay advisers on social media groups and online forums. The focus is on the online advice provision in relation to child-related cases, which are part of private or public family law proceedings in the context of England and Wales. Since many addressees of such advice are self-represented litigants, it is crucial to understand what kind of support is offered by law advisers, whose professional motivation or level of expertise are underexplored. By drawing on content analysis and discourse analysis, the study reflects on the substantive content and linguistic framing of the advice offered online. The article contextualises the role of lay advisers in light of (1) the challenges self-represented litigants experience when accessing the justice system and (2) the growing popularity of using online resources and social platforms for obtaining legal information and advice.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-04T09:01:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221090132
       
  • Loyalty, Liberty, and the Law: Analysing the Juxtaposition of Nation and
           Citizen in the Indian Sedition Law

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      Authors: Ayesha Pattnaik
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the Indian sedition law laid out in Section 124(A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises expression of disaffection towards the government. It analyses the functions of the sedition law in colonial and constitutional India. Rather than taking a legal approach to examine whether the sedition law is inimical to democracy, this socio-legal analysis studies the media and political discourse around sedition cases to evoke an underlying pattern of the use of the law across time and political regimes. It reveals how the law has been used in contemporary India to weave a narrative of the nation-state and national interests, often pitted against human rights and individual liberties. It goes on to argue that in post-colonial India, the law has simultaneously been critical in building a binding national identity while also enabling nationalism to be used as a political instrument that can subversively monitor and discipline citizens.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-31T06:43:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221086859
       
  • ‘Gold Standard' Legislation for Adults Only: Reconceptualising Children
           as ‘Adjoined Victims' Under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018

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      Authors: Ilona Cairns, Isla Callander
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      In this article we argue that the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 should not be regarded as ‘gold standard’ in the way in which it seeks to recognise the harms caused to children who experience intimate partner coercive control in their living environment. We argue that children should be reconceptualised children as ‘adjoined victims’ of intimate partner domestic abuse and that the 2018 Act should be amended to include a parallel section 1 offence of ‘abusive behaviour towards partner or ex-partner and adjoined child’. By offering the first academic analysis of why and how the criminal law should seek to capture children’s experiences of coercive control, this article contributes to broader discussions about criminalising coercive control and the scope of such offences. It highlights key lessons that can be learnt from the Scottish story so far and sounds a note of caution against simply ‘rolling out’ the Scottish approach elsewhere.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-29T08:12:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221089252
       
  • Book Review: Dispute Resolution in China: Litigation, Arbitration,
           Mediation, and their Interactions by WEIXIA GU

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      Authors: Sida Liu
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-15T09:13:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221088529
       
  • Sexual Violence in the Digital Age: Replicating and Augmenting Harm,
           Victimhood and Blame

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      Authors: Rachel Killean, Anne-Marie McAlinden, Eithne Dowds
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines some of the complexities and tensions which lie at the intersection of popular and official constructions of technology-assisted sexual violence (TA-SV). It argues that many of the core contextual understandings of victimhood and harm which underpin the cultural and legal framing of offline forms of sexual violence are not only reproduced but augmented in virtual settings. Drawing on debates from critical victimology, the article argues that TA-SV amplifies traditional understandings of ‘victim’ and ‘offender’ behaviours concerning sexual crime. In so doing, it highlights the particular challenges around: a) the ‘ideal victim’; (b) responsibilisation and blame; and c) victim-offender-bystander continuums which emerge not only within discourses on TA-SV, but also through the use of digital evidence at trial. The article concludes by examining the broader implications for academic discourses on victimhood and the challenges for legal and cultural discourses in responding to sexual violence in the digital age.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-15T09:12:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221086592
       
  • Migrant Labor Supply Chains: Architectures of Mobile Assemblages

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      Authors: Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper explores the potential for Assemblage Theory to supplement current approaches to studying labor migration in law and the social sciences. Based upon a study of women's migration for garment and domestic work in India, I lay out the labor supply chain assemblage (LSCA) as a framework for understanding how workers find employment across multi-site, dynamic trajectories. Migration into temporary employment requires workers to move between jobs on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, studying labor supply chains as fluid assemblages defined by labor market conditions, component elements, and various agents provides a methodology for analyzing frequent job searches, across recruitment geographies, that include a range of recruitment actors. By accommodating temporal, territorial, and relational analysis, this approach provides insight into how labor migration processes for migrant garment and domestic workers in India articulate with the development of markets, working conditions, and social hierarchies – including on the basis of gender and caste.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-18T12:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221080519
       
  • Zooming In: Courtrooms and Defendants’ Rights during the COVID-19
           Pandemic

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      Authors: Esther Nir, Jennifer Musial
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      COVID-19 placed unprecedented strains on criminal court systems, necessitating moves to digital platforms with little preparation. To study the influence of virtual courtrooms on defendant rights (e.g. effective assistance of counsel, speedy and public trials, among others), we qualitatively analyzed the journals of 44 student court watchers, documenting their observations of online court proceedings in a single state in the Northeastern United States. We find that virtual courtrooms are highly disorganized and fraught with technical malfunctions, compromising defendants’ appearances online, and impeding their ability to confer with counsel and address the court. Defendants with less access to digital platforms and incarcerated individuals are disproportionately impacted. Further, court actors tend to treat virtual court in a casual manner and are often unprepared to litigate cases, resulting in undue delays, and extended periods of pre-trial detention. Policy recommendations to improve technologies and administrative procedures are discussed.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-31T11:56:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221076099
       
  • External Intimacy: Community-based Intervention Concerning Crime and the
           Integral State in Quebec

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      Authors: Eduardo González Castillo
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article deals with the contradictory way in which community-based intervention concerning crime relates to political domination and to the institutions of the State in Quebec, Canada by exploring the pertinence of the Gramscian conception of civil society. Surprisingly, although Antonio Gramsci offers an interesting set of concepts for the study of the relationship between civil society and government institutions, his ideas have rarely been used to understand community intervention in general and that related to public security in particular. Gramscian concepts such as civil society, political society, hegemony, and the integral State strike us as particularly useful in this regard. In our opinion, they offer a much more comprehensive view of the current relationship between community action (civil society) and the criminal justice system (the government) than narratives that insist on the alleged autonomy of civil society and on the weakening of the State. To show the utility of these concepts, we used them to understand community tensions related to racially discriminatory practices by police officers in the multiethnic borough of Montréal-Nord in Montreal.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-31T11:56:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221076089
       
  • Insult, Charisma, and Legitimacy: Turkey's Transition to Personalist Rule

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      Authors: Defne Över, Irem Tuncer-Ebetürk
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Scholars exploring transitions to personalist rule focus on coercive power transfer to personalist rulers and argue that forming viable political coalitions, undermining power-sharing agreements, and mobilizing non-democratic institutions play a crucial role in transferring coercive power. However, no regime can rule by coercion alone, and transitions to personalist rule also involve making new frameworks of legitimacy. Exploring the connections between Turkey's recent transition to personalist rule and the drastic jump in the number of insult proceedings that accompanied the transition, this article finds that insult proceedings play a particular role in making new frameworks of legitimacy in transitions to personalist rule. We argue that insult proceedings work as a coercive method of punishment that curbs dissent while constructing a new framework of legitimacy based on the ruler's charisma. The study builds on an in-depth examination of insult cases filed during Erdoğan's presidency in Turkey and interviews with legal experts and suspects. It contributes to the understanding of the use of laws and legality in autocratization processes.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-24T02:05:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639211073652
       
  • Queer Conflicts, Concept Capture and Category Co-Option: The Importance of
           Context in the State Collection and Recording of Sex/Gender Data

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      Authors: Ben Collier, Sharon Cowan
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Queer, trans and non-binary lives, bodies, relationships, and communities often complicate the taken-for-granted processes through which the state manages those under its power. In this article, we explore the forms of power and harm at play in attempts to quantify people through administrative processes of state data collection about sex and gender, and in the current UK and Scottish context, examine some of the sites for wider conflicts over constructions of sex and gender in public life. We emphasise the need to collect sex/gender data in ways that reflect the intersectional lives of data ‘subjects.’ We also suggest that governments and public bodies should not adopt a unitary definition of sex or gender in data collection exercises such as the census, or other administrative categories such as criminal justice records, and argue those who lobby to record ‘sex not gender’ in data collection are engaging in a strategy of concept capture (reducing sex to a binary, biological model that excludes trans and non-binary people) through the co-option of a number of administrative and legal categories across a wide range of social and political fora. We conclude by recommending that public bodies asking about sex and gender should: co-produce questions with the community that is being surveyed; ensure that the wording of each question, and its rubric, is sensitive to the context in which it is asked and the purpose for which it is intended; and avoid attempting to offer any overarching standard definition of sex or gender that would be applicable in all circumstances. To engage in meaningful sex/gender data collection and recording that does not cause harm, governments and public bodies should avoid relying on reductive, over-simplistic and generalistic categories that are designed to fit the standardised norm. In being attentive to individual contexts, needs and interests when formulating categories and records, they can make space for more intersectional experiences to be made visible.
      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-24T01:52:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639211061409
       
  • Book Review: Paradigms in Modern European Comparative Law. A History by
           BALÁZS FEKETE

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      Authors: Luca Siliquini-Cinelli
      First page: 648
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-11T03:55:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639211072215
       
  • Book Review: Film and Constitutional Controversy: Visualizing Hong Kong
           Identity in the Age of “One Country, Two Systems” by MARCO WAN

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      Authors: Mónica López Lerma
      First page: 651
      Abstract: Social & Legal Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Social & Legal Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-21T06:07:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09646639221081503
       
 
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