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A Good Read

Perry-Kessaris Book Cover

“Designerly ways can help”

In this post, Dr Emma Rowden (Oxford Brookes University) reviews Amanda Perry-Kessaris' book, Doing Sociolegal Research in Design Mode (Routledge, 2022).

Grisel Book Cover

Common Seas, Private Orders

In this post for A Good Read, Ciarán O’Kelly (Queen's University Belfast) reviews Florian Grisel's new book, The Limits of Private Governance: Norms and Rules in a Mediterranean Fishery (Hart, 2021).

Jo Wilding The Legal Aid Market

Re-Thinking the Legal Aid Market in Immigration and Asylum Representation

In this post Nick Gill reviews Jo Wilding's new book, The Legal Aid Market: Challenges for Publicly Funded Immigration and Asylum Legal Representation (Policy Press, 2021).

Roach Anleu and Mack

Judging and Emotions: A Socio-Legal Empirical Masterclass

In this post Professor Leslie Moran reviews Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack's new book, Judging and Emotion: A Socio-Legal Analysis (Routledge, 2021).

Campesi - Policing Mobility Regimes

The Many Tensions at the Heart of European Border Management

In this post Dr Anna Tsalapatanis reviews Giuseppe Campesi's new book Policing Mobility Regimes: Frontex and the Production of the European Borderscape (Routledge, 2021).

Robins and Newman Justice in a Time of Austerity

Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Ann Mumford reviews Jon Robins and Daniel Newman's new book Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis (Bristol University Press, 2021)

Watson and Douglas

Finding Justice through Indigenous Voices     

Carson Smith reviews Nicole Watson and Heather Douglas' new edited collection, Indigenous Legal Judgments: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision Making (Routledge, 2021).

Biber, Luker, and Vaughan - Law's Documents - Front Cover


Professor Peter Goodrich reviews the new edited collection by Katherine Biber, Trish Luker, and Priya Vaughan (eds) Law's Documents: Authority, Materiality, Aesthetics (Routledge, 2021).

Hillier and Dingwall - Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth

To be Perfectly Honest …

In this post for A Good Read, Donald Nicolson reviews Tim Hillier and Gavin Dingwall's new book, Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth (Bristol University Press, 2021).

Paul Passavant, Policing Protest

Black Lives, ‘Not a Big Deal’

Maria Aristodemou reviews Paul Passavant's new book, Policing Protest: The Post-Democratic State and the Figure of Black Insurrection (Duke University Press, 2021).

Anna Aseeva, From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Liability

The ‘Economic’ and the ‘Legal’ in Corporate Liability and its Negation

David Campbell reviews Anna Aseeva's new book, From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Liability: A Socio-Legal Study of Corporate Liability in Global Value Chains (Hart, 2021).

van Oorschot, The Law Multiple

The Making of Truths in Dutch Criminal Court 

Marina Kurkchiyan reviews Irene van Oorschot's new book, The Law Multiple: Judgment and Knowledge in Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2021).