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Exploring Legal Borderlands: Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

This panel invites papers that explore the uncertainties and interactivity of legal borderlands. Legal borderlands are defined as including, but not limited to: the division between the formal and informal, law and non-law, and jurisdictional boundaries. Recognizing that legal borders are often not clearly defined or static, we invite papers that examine social practices, which fall within the grey areas, as well as papers which trace the development of norms and concepts within or across legal borderlands, or which trace the movement of the borders themselves through social agency. In this panel we wish to showcase empirical and interdisciplinary methods of socio-legal research.

For informal discussions about proposed papers please contact the convenors

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title : Property

Papers: The Use and Non-Use of Leases: what is law and what is social practice? - Susan Bright

Law and social ordering in residential developments with 'common parts' - Sarah Blandy

Tenure as a borderland: Some observations - Dave Cowan, Helen Carr & Alison Wallace

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title: Legal consciousness

Papers: Exploring the borderlands of European Legal Culture: A comparative Study of Collective legal consciousness in the UK, Poland and Bulgaria - Marc Hertogh & Marina Kurkchiyan

Legal Consciousness and formal-informal borderlands in Indonesia - Petra Mahy

What do we expect from an ombudsman? European narratives of everyday engagement with the informal justice system - Naomi Creutzfeldt

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title: Methods and Actors

Papers: Should we aim to generalize or to compare (or do both)? - Mike Adler

Law and legality, consciousness and technicality: interdisciplinary, methodology and (socio)legal studies - Dave Cowan & Dan Wincott

Too trifling to be significant’ – moving boundaries of ‘permitted work’ in claims for incapacity benefits across the twentieth century - Jackie Gulland

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title: Administration

Papers: From Medical Guidelines to Medical Norms - Friso Jansen.

Domestic Compliance with International Normative Frameworks relating to Disaster Management - Ronan McDermott

Determining the boundaries of the public and private spheres - Claire Bessant

Wednesday: Session 5: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title: 2015 Hart-SLSA Prize for Early Career Academics:

Kirsten McConnachie (2014) Governing Refugees: Justice, order and legal pluralism, Routledge

Discussant: Prof Julio Faundez

Wednesday: Session 6: Social Sciences S0.19

Session Title: Corporate Banking

Papers: Legal Transplants and Local Contexts – the Troubled Case of Afghan Banking Reform - Michael Leach

Creditors’ priorities in insolvency proceedings: a contribution to the theories of institutional complementarities - Federico Mucciarelli

Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: a Socio-Legal Approach - Renginee Pillay