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Borderlands

An array of colourful glass lamps hang from a busy market stall

Towards a Legal Theory Bazaar

In this Borderlands post, Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent) reflects upon a recent experiment in creativity exploring Concepts of Concern with Edinburgh University's Legal Theory Research Group.

A shepherd leads his flock through a misty woodland.

Crossing the borders – participatory observation and legal geography

In this piece for Borderlands, Marcin Wróbel considers the lasting value of participatory observation and its implications when studying Polish shepherding.

A hallway is lit by many colours of blues, purples, and reds.

Colour and Law

In this Borderlands post, Professor Peter Goodrich paints a picture of colour's role in law and legal decision making.

Prison bars close up, with a large padlock unopened

Prisons, Poems, and the Legal Researcher

In this Borderlands post, Professor David Gurnham explores the significance of prisoner poetry, and its value to researchers, in light of the publication of Koestler Voices, Volume 4.

An old library, with the many stacks of books, the Trinity College, Dublin.

Discursive Memetics and the Study of Law

In this Borderlands post, Alexander Kondakov advances Discursive Memetics as a vehicle to understand the meaning and memeing of law.

The 1963 Yirrkala Bark Petition.

Yunupingu’s Song; or, What we talk about when we talk about the constitution

In this special post for Borderlands, Professor Desmond Manderson (ANU) reflects upon the constitutional significance of the forthcoming Australian referendum on the Voice to Parliament.

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What is Socio-Legal Studies Now?

In this Borderlands post, Professor Patrick Schmidt explores the history, development, and trajectories of the discipline of Socio-Legal Studies.

Entrance way to a building on Dutta Lane, Kolkata, India. The sign above the door reads the Directorate of State Archives, West Bengal.

Writing Indenture—The Petrichor of Diaspora

In this Borderlands post, Professor Eddie Bruce-Jones evocatively describes the system of indentureship and his current collaborative project, Towards an Integrated Colonial Archive.

A yellow Berlin train rushes past.

Access to Justice as a Human Right and the Responsiveness of Law

In this Borderlands post, Professor Michael Wrase explores the early findings from a major ongoing study on access to justice in Berlin.

Paris' Pont Alexandre III, over the River Seine, at sunset.

Terror on Trial: A French Ethnography

In this Borderlands post, Dr Sharon Weill explores some of the findings from her extensive ethnographic study of terror trials in France.

Small market stalls in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The New Scramble for Africa: Questioning the Nexus Between Transnational Law and Capitalism

In this post for Borderlands, Sara Dezalay explores the 'new scramble' for Africa from the perspective of the nexus between transnational law and capitalism.

The path of a road curves dramatically to avoid a small wooded area.

Governing Biodiversity and Nature: A False Distinction

In this piece for Borderlands, Professor Antonia Layard (Oxford) explores the difference between nature and biodiversity.