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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, 2019

Access to Justice and Human Security: Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa
Access to Justice and Human Security: Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa. By Sindiso Mnisi Weeks. New York: Routledge, 2017.This book is a wonderful study of what Sindiso Mnisi Weeks calls the "vernacular management system" as well as an extraordinary...
Across the Sloping Meadow Floor: An Empirical Analysis of Preremoval Detention of Noncitizens
IntroductionThe conditions under which the police can detain deportable non-citizens, as well as the length of detention and the rights of detainees, vary among EU member states, sometimes dramatically (European Migration Network 2014). For example,...
Adjudicating Executive Privilege: Federal Administrative Agencies and Deliberative Process Privilege Claims in U.S. District Courts
In 2012, an interbranch clash over documents held by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) led to a contempt charge against sitting Attorney General Eric Holder, and a complex legal dispute involving all three branches of U.S. federal government....
Allies Already Poised to Comply: How Social Proximity Affects Lactation at Work Law Compliance
After returning to work following maternity leave, some women employees combine paid employment with breastfeeding by expressing breast milk while at work. Until relatively recently, the law did not provide for accommodations of lactating employees....
Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner
Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner, by Diana F. Johns. London: Routledge, 2018."I don't see it as re-integration because I wasn't integrated to begin with" (139). This powerful statement, shared by an Australian former prisoner with author Diana F. Johns...
Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding across South Asia
Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding Across South Asia. By John Braithwaite and Bina D'Costa. Canberra: ANU Press, 2018.How does violence cascade and how does a better understanding of this help us to prevent or contain such cascades? Merging...
Co-Editors' Note
This is the second-to-last issue we will co-edit and it is important to take this space to thank Danielle McClellan, our Managing Editor.Dani has been with the Review since 2006. She has, consequently, worked over the terms of a number of editorships....
Compensation and Compliance: Sources of Public Acceptance of the U.K. Supreme Court's Brexit Decision
O n January 24, 2017, the highest court in the United Kingdom handed down a decision in what the Guardian called "the most important constitutional case ever to be heard by the Supreme Court."1 In June of the previous year, a private claimant had thrown...
Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff
Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff. By Edward J. Balleisen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018.Sociolegal scholars of regulation have long observed the dialectic that exists between innovative types of fraudulent economic activities...
From Marx to Market: Lawyers, European Law, and the Contentious Transformation of the Port of Genoa
Contentious Politics and the Unmasking of Transnational LawOf all transnational legal orders (Halliday and Shaffer 2015), the European Union (EU) represents an exemplary process of "integration through law" (Kelemen 2011). The conventional view is that...
Justice, Emotion, and Belonging: Legal Consciousness in a Taiwanese Family Conflict
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Being wronged by a member of a group to which we belong and feel connected is an occurrence that happens often in our everyday lives. When we experience a wrong at the hands of colleagues, friends, or...
Moving Children through Private International Law: Institutions and the Enactment of Ethics
Moving Children Through Private International Law: Institutions and the Enactment of EthicsThe world of international adoption today is undergoing profound changes. Adoption advocates speak of a state of crisis. Since 2004, the number of international...
Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State
Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State. By Vanessa Barker. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018, Abingdon, Oxon.In his College de France lectures On the State, Pierre Bourdieu reflects on analyses of the state that do not attend to the...
Race, Ethnicity, and Perceived Minority Police Presence: Examining Perceptions of Criminal Injustice among Los Angeles Residents
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)A racially and ethnically diverse police force is now widely accepted and positively viewed in American political and law enforcement circles (Weitzer and Tuch 2004a: 397; see also President's Task Force on 21st...
Relational Legal Consciousness of U.S. Citizenship: Privilege, Responsibility, Guilt, and Love in Latino Mixed-Status Families
urrently, over 4 million children under age 18 are U.S. citizens living in what are known as mixed-status families-with at least one undocumented parent. Legally, the U.S. Constitution procures their citizenship;1 substantively, however, they are likely...
Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement/Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Leaders in the Arab Region: A Comparative Study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen
Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement. By Jamie Rowen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Leaders in the Arab Region: A Comparative Study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen. By...
The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life
The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life. By Lynette Chua. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019.Human rights violations in Myanmar, formerly Burma, have been globally scrutinized, including imprisonment...
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