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Borderlands

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Courtrooms, Cafeterias, and Clothes: Contempt and Obedience Procedure of the Court

In this Borderlands piece, Dr Rahela Khorakiwala considers the judicial (mis)uses of contempt in the control of courtroom spaces.

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Weird Law for Weird Times?

In this piece for Borderlands, Dr Joseph Patrick McAulay explores the concept of the Weird and encourages us to consider how it may help us make sense of our Weird times.

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Revolutionising Corporate Criminal Liability: A New Paradigm through Anthropic Modelling and Cutting-Edge Behavioural Game Theory

In this Borderlands post, Dr Rafael Aguilera Gordillo considers corporate criminal liability - providing a critique of systems theory - and puts forward anthropic modelling as a new approach.

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Law and Economics

In this piece for Borderlands, Dr Cento Veljanovski reflects upon the place of law and economics within the Socio-Legal tradition, noting the distinct trajectories of the two disciplines.

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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.

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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.

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Colour and Law

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.