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Book: Feeling like a State: Desire, denial, and the recasting of authority, by Davina Cooper

Book: Ruling Out Art: Media art meets law in Ontario’s censor wars, by Taryn Sirove

Book: Seeking the Court’s Advice: The politics of the Canadian reference power, Kate Puddister

Book: Enforcing Exclusion: Precarious migrants and the law in Canada, Sarah Grayce Marsden

Book: The Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet, by Jeff Kosseff

Book: Blaming Mothers: American law and the risks to children’s health, Linda C Fentiman


Books

 Feeling like a State: Desire, denial, and the recasting of authority, by Davina Cooper

A transformative progressive politics requires the state's reimagining. But how should the state be reimagined, and what can invigorate this process? In Feeling Like a State, Davina Cooper explores the unexpected contribution a legal drama of withdrawal might make to conceptualising a more socially just, participative state. In recent years, as gay rights have expanded, some conservative Christians – from charities to guesthouse owners and county clerks – have denied people inclusion, goods, and services because of their sexuality. In turn, liberal public bodies have withdrawn contracts, subsidies, and career progression from withholding conservative Christians. Cooper takes up the discourses and practices expressed in this legal conflict to animate and support an account of the state as heterogeneous, plural, and erotic. Arguing for the urgent need to put new imaginative forms into practice, Cooper examines how dissident and experimental institutional thinking materialize as people assert a democratic readiness to recraft the state. Published by Duke University Press. Please see website for full details.

Ruling Out Art: Media art meets law in Ontario’s censor wars, by Taryn Sirove

In the 1980s, the Ontario Board of Censors began to subject media artists’ work to the same cuts, bans, and warning labels as commercial film. This innovative exploration of how art and law intersected in the ensuing censor wars turns a spotlight on the powerful role that artists can play in the administration of culture. Published by University of British Columbia Press. See wesbite for details.

Seeking the Court’s Advice: The politics of the Canadian reference power, Kate Puddister

Can Parliament legalise same-sex marriage? Can Quebec unilaterally secede from Canada? Can the federal government create a national firearms registry? Each of these questions is contentious and deeply political, and each was addressed by a court in a reference case, not by elected policy makers. Reference cases allow governments to obtain an advisory opinion from a court without a live dispute or opposing litigants – and governments often wield this power strategically. Published by University of British Columbia Press. See wesbite for details.

Enforcing Exclusion: Precarious migrants and the law in Canada, Sarah Grayce Marsden

Migrant workers, though long welcomed in Canada for their labour, are often excluded from both workplace protections and basic social benefits such as health care, income assistance, and education. Through interviews with migrants and their advocates, Marsden shows that people with precarious migration status face barriers in law, policy, and practice. Published by University of British Columbia Press. See wesbite for details.

The Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet, by Jeff Kosseff

'No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.'These 26 words are responsible for much of America's multibillion-dollar online industry. What we can and cannot write, say, and do online is based on just one law – a law that protects online services from lawsuits based on user content. See website for full details of this new book from Cornell University Press.

Blaming Mothers: American law and the risks to children’s health, Linda C Fentiman

The American legal system is shaped by unconscious risk perception that distorts core legal principles to punish mothers who 'fail to protect' their children. In Blaming Mothers, Professor Fentiman explores how mothers became legal targets. See website for full details of this book from New York University Press

Re-Imagining Labour Law for Development: Informal work in the global North and South, edited by Diamond Ashiagbor – 20% discount available

This collection of essays by international law and social science scholars considers the changing role of labour law in industrial, post-industrial and developing countries. Together, they explore the challenges presented by the informalisation of work to an understanding of how labour law functions.

It examines the persistence of informal work in the global South and the growth of informalisation in the global North. Informal employment has long been the predominant form in the labour markets of developing countries; contributors examine the mistaken prediction that informal employment would become formalised as these economies ‘modernised'. They also explore the unravelling of the formal model of employment in the global North, with the shift towards work which is part-time, ‘zero hours’, fixed-term, temporary, intermittent, or indirectly employed.

Please see flyer for details of discount offer.

New book: Protecting Personal Information: The right to privacy reconsidered, by Andrea Monti and Raymond Wacks – 20% discount available

The concept of privacy has long been confused and incoherent. The right to privacy has been applied promiscuously to an alarmingly wide-ranging assortment of issues including free speech, political consent, abortion, contraception, sexual preference, noise, discrimination and pornography. The conventional definition of privacy, and attempts to evolve a 'privacy-as-a-fence' approach, are unable to deal effectively with the technological advances that have significantly altered the way information is collected, stored, and communicated. This book traces these troubling developments, and seeks to reveal the essential nature of privacy and, critically, what privacy is not. Please see flyer for details of discount.

Duties to Care: Dementia, relationality and law, by Rosie Harding – now available in paperback with 20 per cent discount

The world of dementia care can be a difficult one for carers to navigate, posing new challenges at every stage from diagnosis to end of life. In her ground-breaking investigation, rooted in original empirical data, Rosie Harding explores the regulatory and legal dimensions of caring for a person with dementia. See website for details. Use code HARDING2018 for 20 per cent discount.

Law, Society, Policy: new book series from Bristol University Press edited by Rosie Harding – call for proposals

'Law, Society, Policy' seeks to offer a new outlet for high-quality, socio-legal research monographs and edited collections with the potential for policy impact. The series will be international in scope, engaging with domestic, international and global legal and regulatory frameworks. It will be open to scholars engaging with any area of law, provided their focus is grounded in social and policy concerns. Please see website for details.

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Journals and magazines

British Academy Journal – special issue on Modern Slavery

The issue is edited by Brad K Blitz. Please see website for details.

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly: call for papers, special issue proposals and 'Notes and commentaries'

The Chief Editor invites submissions of full-length articles (approx 10,000 words) in any area of law, plus shorter items (approx 2000 words) on ‘Notes and commentaries’. All submissions are subject to review, but the editorial board seeks to ensure that articles are reviewed and published within a reasonable period. The Chief Editor also invites submissions of proposals for special issues. The most recent special issue was published on 11 March 2019 entitled: ‘Reviewing the boundaries of health law – new directions and dimensions’, guest-edited by Professor John Coggon and Professor Judy Laing, the directors of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School. The guest editors have also blogged about the special issue in the NILQ 'Contributors' Blog'. See the website for further details. 

For further information, please see the ‘For authors’ page on the website. This is an open call with no cut-off date.

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice: special issue on 'Female Sexual Offenders and Offending' : call for papers

Papers are invited for this special issue for November 2020. Guest editors are Margaret Fitzgerald-O’Reilly, Susan Leahy, Catherine O’Sullivan and Siobhan Weare. Please see attachment and webpage for details. Closing date: 1 November 2019

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Newsletters and electronic bulletins

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: latest newsletter

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society has published its latest newsletter about its recent events, publications and other activities.

JUSTICE: latest newsletter

The latest newsletter from JUSTICE is now available.

Legal Education Research Network Newseltter

The latest LERN Newsletter is now available including details of LERN activities and events.

Baldy Center Newsletter

Follow the link for the latest news from the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Transnational Law Institute, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Download the latest issue of the Transnational Law Institute's newsletter.

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National Centre for Research Methods

If you are planning to go on an National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) training course, you may be eligible for SLSA funding.

 Research Methods Bulletin

The latest issue of the NCRM  Research Methods Bulletin is now available. 

Methods News

The latest issue of the NCRM Methods News is now available.

Latest AHRC News Alert

The AHRC has published its latest News Alert

British Academy newsletters

The latest issue of the BA International Newsletter is now available. 

Campaign for Social Sciences latest newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Campaign for Social Science (CSS) has now been published: see the website.

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Reports, guidelines and working/research/discussion papers

Using Administrative Data to Quantify Overlaps between Public and Private Children Law in England: new Ministry of Justice Report from UCL

This report from the UCL Legal Epidemiology Group is availabe as a free download. The authors are: Matthew A Jay, Rachel Pearson, Linda Wijlaars, Sofia Olhede and Ruth Gilbert.

Law Commission Consultation on Automated Vehicles: documents relating to responses now published

The results of the Law Commission's threee-month consulation on automated vehicle safety assurance and legal liability are now available. Please see website for details.

Law Commission report on Anti-money Laundering: The SARs regime

The Law Commission has published its report on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing. Please see website for details.

New ESRC Delivery Plan published 

On 10 June 2019, the ESRC ammounced the publication of its new delivery plan. Please see website for details.

New AHRC Delivery Plan published

On 10 June 2019, the ESRC ammounced the publication of its new delivery plan. Please see website for details.

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Blogs and other online articles

Open access article: Educational outcomes of children in contact with social care in England: a systematic review

Please see the BMC website for this article by Matthew A Jay and Louise McGrath-Lone.

SLSA Poster Competition winners and shortlisted: blog posts on Sociology Lens

A selection of the winners and shortlisted entries of the SLSA Poster Competition at SLSA 2019 Leeds have published blogs about their projects on Sociology Lens:

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