Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism

Kjersti Lohne, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2017)

Over the past few years, the study of humanitarianism has emerged as an interdisciplinary subfield in international political sociology. This article maps out some preliminary ideas about the role of legal sociology in this project. The study of international humanitarian law has overwhelmingly been the terrain of doctrinal legal scholars, while the apparent lack of […]

No Country of Asylum: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention

Maja Janmyr (2017)

How do States ‘legitimize’ their non-ratification of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees? This article examines the case of Lebanon, a country frequently hailed by the international community for its generosity towards refugees, and currently hosting the highest number of refugees in […]

Manipulating Courts in New Democracies

Andrea Castagnola (2017)

Release date: September 29th, 2017 When can the Executive manipulate the composition of a Court? What political factors explain judicial instability on the bench? Using original field data from Argentina’s National Supreme Court and all twenty-four Provincial Supreme Courts, Andrea Castagnola develops a novel theory to explain forced retirements of judges. She argues that in developing […]

Realizing Universal Health Coverage in East Africa: the relevance of human rights

Alicia Ely Yamin and Allan Maleche (2017)

BMC International Health and Human Rights

Applying a robust human rights framework would change thinking and decision-making in efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and advance efforts to promote women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in East Africa, which is a priority under the Sustainable Development Agenda. Nevertheless, there is a gap between global rhetoric of human rights and ongoing health […]

Deterring corruption and cartels: In search of a coherent approach

Emmanuelle Auriol, Erling Hjelmeng, and Tina Søreide This article addresses how the rules intended to protect consumers and taxpayers from economic crime, namely leniency and cartel settlements in competition law, criminal sanctions and debarment of suppliers from participation in public tenders for bribery, work together. While the economic reasoning behind these rules makes sense when […]

Corruption in State Administration

Tina Søreide and Susan Rose-Ackerman Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS This draft paper will become a chapter in The Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, a volume edited by Jennifer Arlen and published by Edward Elgar.

Citizens’ views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children

Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and June Thoburn (University of East Anglia) (2017)

Child & Family Social Work

Citizens’ opinions on child protection public policy are a key dimension of the legitimacy of a political order. We have conducted a survey vignette on a representative sample of citizens (N = 4,003) in England, Finland, Norway, and California, USA. The findings show that citizens’ opinions are clearly in favour of adoption (75%) rather than […]

The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway

Rosi Enroos (University of Tampere), Hege Helland (University of Bergen), Tarja Pösö (University of Tampere), Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and Milfrid Tonheim (University of Bergen) (2017)

Children and Youth Services Review

The article explores the spokesperson’s role and function when representing children in care order proceedings in Norway and Finland. The Norwegian and Finnish child welfare systems share many similarities in international comparisons – they both have a family-service approach with a strong recognition of children’s rights – but they have established quite different ways of […]

Collective Litigation of Environmental Rights in Colombia: An Empirical Study

Ángela María Páez-Murcia, Everaldo Lamprea-Montealegre and Catalina Vallejo-Piedrahíta (2017)

Vniversitas. Bogotá (Colombia), n° 134: 209-248, enero-junio de 2017

This paper presents the results of an empirical study that systematized environmental judicial opinions handed down by Colombia’s highest administrative Court —Consejo de Estado— over a 17-year period (1998-2015). Thanks to a research grant, the authors and a team of coders systematized, using state-of-the art content analysis methodologies, more than 250 opinions handed down by […]