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Conceptualising ‘style’ in legal scholarship: the curious case of Zweigert’s 'style doctrine' (2019)
Journal Article
Cserne, P. (2019). Conceptualising ‘style’ in legal scholarship: the curious case of Zweigert’s 'style doctrine'. International journal of law in context, 15(3), 297-309. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552319000296

This paper focuses on the German legal scholar Konrad Zweigert’s (1911–96) deceptively simple and notoriously vague use of the term “style” in comparative legal scholarship.

The uneasy case for parsimony in (law and) economics: conceptual, empirical and normative arguments (2019)
Journal Article
Cserne, P. (in press). The uneasy case for parsimony in (law and) economics: conceptual, empirical and normative arguments. Global jurist, 19(3), https://doi.org/10.1515/gj-2019-0001

Taking Guido Calabresi’s discussion of preferences and value judgements in The Future of Law and Economics as a starting point, this paper analyses some conceptual difficulties, epistemic benefits and normative uses of parsimonious economic analyses... Read More about The uneasy case for parsimony in (law and) economics: conceptual, empirical and normative arguments.

German Constitutional Law in the UK Supreme Court (2019)
Journal Article
Künnecke, M. (2019). German Constitutional Law in the UK Supreme Court. Liverpool Law Review, 40(1), 31–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10991-019-09221-3

The outgoing tide of EU law will be Britain’s most significant constitutional change in recent times. In an era of uncertainties, the UK Supreme Court proved to be a guardian of the constitutional role of Parliament. The case of Miller, decided in th... Read More about German Constitutional Law in the UK Supreme Court.

Historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children: A critique (2019)
Book Chapter
Faulkner, E. A. (2019). Historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children: A critique. In J. A. Winterdyk, & J. Jones (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Human Trafficking (1-18 ). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63192-9_113-1

The trafficking of children has received extensive attention from both academic and political arenas in recent years, yet this growing phenomenon remains a relatively new area of international law (Gallagher, The international law of human traffickin... Read More about Historical evolution of the international legal responses to the trafficking of children: A critique.

Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Preliminary Reference Procedure of the European Union (2018)
Journal Article
Jiang, P., & Villalta Puig, G. (2018). Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Preliminary Reference Procedure of the European Union. Chicago journal of international law, 19(1), 1-29

This Article analyses the preliminary reference procedure under Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and its transplantation from Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Preliminary reference procedures require courts... Read More about Article 158(3) of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Preliminary Reference Procedure of the European Union.

Civil disputes leading to crimes: A baseline study of terrorism affected North Western Pakistan (2017)
Journal Article
Iqbāl, K. A., & Shah, N. (2017). Civil disputes leading to crimes: A baseline study of terrorism affected North Western Pakistan. Australian journal of Asian law, 18(1),

The article explores the relationship between civil disputes and private crimes in two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is a hard hit area by terrorism and the war on terror. This article investigates if and why civil injustice may lead people... Read More about Civil disputes leading to crimes: A baseline study of terrorism affected North Western Pakistan.

Overseeing criminal justice: The supervisory role of the public prosecution service in China (2017)
Journal Article
Mou, Y. (2017). Overseeing criminal justice: The supervisory role of the public prosecution service in China. Journal of Law and Society, 44(4), 620-645. https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12060

© 2017 The Author. Journal of Law and Society and 2017 Cardiff University Law School. The Chinese public prosecution service, the procuracy, is modelled on the Soviet Union system and has been accorded the controversial function of supervising other... Read More about Overseeing criminal justice: The supervisory role of the public prosecution service in China.

Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice (2017)
Journal Article
Clucas, R. (2017). Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice. Social Sciences, 6(2), 54. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020054

© 2017 by the authors. In this article, I situate the practice of sexual orientation conversion efforts (SOCE), sometimes known as conversion or reparative therapy, within historical, cultural, religious and political attitudes to non-heterosexuality... Read More about Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice.

Regulating civil mediation in England and Wales: towards a 'win-win' outcome (2017)
Journal Article
Whitehouse, M. (2017). Regulating civil mediation in England and Wales: towards a 'win-win' outcome. Mediation theory and practice, 2(1), 69-83 . https://doi.org/10.1558/mtp.31937

Civil mediation in Britain has rapidly moved away from being an option, for private choice, to becoming increasingly a compulsory or near-compulsory part of the public justice system. But regulation of the mediation industry remains minimal, and unde... Read More about Regulating civil mediation in England and Wales: towards a 'win-win' outcome.

English as common legal language: Its expansion and the effects on civil law and common law lawyers (2017)
Journal Article
Künnecke, M. (2017). English as common legal language: Its expansion and the effects on civil law and common law lawyers. European review of private law = Revue européenne de droit privé = Europäische Zeitschrift für Privatrecht, 24(5), 733-757

English has become the common language in a globalized legal world. However, the far-reaching consequences of the domination of key areas of the international practice of law by legal English are not yet fully understood and analysed. This article is... Read More about English as common legal language: Its expansion and the effects on civil law and common law lawyers.

Using statutes and cases in common and civil law (2016)
Journal Article
Lundmark, T., & Waller, H. (2016). Using statutes and cases in common and civil law. Transnational Legal Theory, 7(4), 429-469. https://doi.org/10.1080/20414005.2016.1275590

This paper demonstrates that reasoning with statutes and reasoning with cases are actually one and the same intellectual activity. Further, the reasoning practice of the courts in Germany, California, and England and Wales is identical. This finding... Read More about Using statutes and cases in common and civil law.

Bulgarian constitutionalism : challenges, reform, resistance and ... frustration (2016)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2016). Bulgarian constitutionalism : challenges, reform, resistance and ... frustration. European Public Law, 22(2), 203-224

The paper offers an analysis of Bulgarian constitutional development since 2001 and the impossibility of progressive reforms. It links the decline of quality of democracy with the decline of quality of public discourse.

Expert testimony, law and epistemic authority (2016)
Journal Article
Ward, T. (2017). Expert testimony, law and epistemic authority. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 34(2), 263-277 . https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12213

© Society for Applied Philosophy, 2016 This article discusses the concept of epistemic authority in the context of English law relating to expert testimony. It distinguishes between two conceptions of epistemic authority (and epistemic deference), on... Read More about Expert testimony, law and epistemic authority.

GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw? (2015)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2015). GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw?. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(4), 573-578 . https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00005110

On 22 April 2015 the European Commission published a review of the current GMO legislation (the GM Review) and tabled a proposal for its amendment (the GM Proposal). The GM Proposal aims to allow to the member states to ban on their territory the use... Read More about GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw?.

The first legal mortgagor: a consumer without adequate protection? (2015)
Journal Article
Whitehouse, L. (2015). The first legal mortgagor: a consumer without adequate protection?. Journal of consumer policy, 38(2), 161-180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-015-9284-6

This article contends that the UK government’s attempt to create a well-functioning consumer credit market will be undermined if it fails to reform the private law framework relating to the first legal mortgage. Such agreements are governed by two di... Read More about The first legal mortgagor: a consumer without adequate protection?.

The empirical approach to research in property law (2014)
Journal Article
Whitehouse, L., & Bright, S. (2014). The empirical approach to research in property law. Property Law Review, 3(3), 176-185

This article offers an account of the unique characteristics, challenges and benefits of empirical legal research. The authors explain that empirical legal research involves the collection and observation of data through a variety of research techniq... Read More about The empirical approach to research in property law.

Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration (2014)
Journal Article
Cowburn, M., Gill, A. K., & Harrison, K. (2015). Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21(1), 4-15 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2014.929188

Cultural dynamics have a significant impact on how sexual matters, including sexual abuse, are discussed in British South Asian communities. The ways in which these communities talk about sexual violence often reinforce patriarchal norms and values,... Read More about Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration.


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