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JOURNAL: Asian Journal of Law and Society

Juris Diversitas - mar, 2014-01-14 09:25
CALL FOR PAPERS - #Asian Journal of #Law and Society (AsianJLS) welcomes the submission of... http://t.co/Wl0ySL0dQ7 @Legal_Editions
— Cambridge Journals (@CambridgeJnls) January 13, 2014
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SEMINAR: Citizenship and Power Strategies between Middle Ages and Early Modernity (Rome, 24 January 2014)

What: Rappresentanza e partecipazione nel mondo comunale, 10th meeting of the seminar Cittadinanze e strategie di potere tra Medio Evo ed Età Moderna, organized by Sara Menzinger, Giuliano Milani and Massimo Vallerani in the framework of the PIMIC Project "Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom" (http://www.pimic-itn.eu)  Where: RomaTre University, Law Department, 2nd Floor, Room 278, Via Ostiense 161, Rome.When: 24 January 2014, 3:00 pm










Speakers:
Prof. Lorenzo Tanzini (Università di Cagliari): Sedere in consiglio
Prof. Massimo Vallerani (Università di Torino): Forme di rappresentanza
All materials available on ACADEMIA.EDU (only if you have a Facebook or Academia.edu account)



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HUMO(U)R: LOL My Thesis

Juris Diversitas - dim, 2014-01-12 11:35
From HuffPo: "My Thesis" blog is a big hit and some very funny quotations http://t.co/j6NMsD2JYR via @HuffPostCollege
— anthropologyworks (@anthroworks) January 12, 2014
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CONFERENCE: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Juris Diversitas - dim, 2014-01-12 11:22
The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Small Island Developing States.


Linked to this is the 'Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States'. The conference

'will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa. It will focus the world's attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.'
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ARTICLE: Watts on Taxonomy in Private Law

Juris Diversitas - sam, 2014-01-11 09:37
ARTICLE:  Watts on Taxonomy in Private Law"Taxonomy in Private Law- Furor in Text and Subtext" by Peter G. Watts has been published in the  Philosophy of Law eJournal (2014) and is available on SSRN
 This article starts with an overview of the debates over classification in private law that took place in the latter period of Peter Birks’s career. It does so by setting out the Birksian taxonomy and by collecting various extracts from Birks’s voluminous output, then contrasts those extracts with the views of a selection of his most prominent critics. The article next turns to a defence of Birks’s project and its aims of promoting rationality, the confinement of discretion, and modesty of function in the common law. The greater part of the article is devoted to showing how, in tort law particularly, New Zealand common law has lost its modesty and is intruding on personal freedoms. Instead of requiring an undertaking before a party becomes liable for nothing more than causing damage to another’s wealth, liability is being imposed from without by fudging the boundaries between contract and tort, and by using as tools nothing much sharper than “justice and fairness”. The final section of the article then turns to criticise, on similar grounds, the concept of unjust enrichment as promoted by Birks himself.
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BLOG: Rugby, Apartheid, and the Law

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-01-10 12:43
Today on In Custodia Legis, Kelly explores the relationship between Rugby, Apartheid, and the Law. http://t.co/YEXkACL2Mk#ICLBlog
— LawLibraryofCongress (@LawLibCongress) January 8, 2014
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WORKSHOP: The Practice of Law in Ancient Mesopotamia

Legal History Workshop, Wed. Jan. 15: "The Practice of Law in Ancient Mesopotamia: 2 cases from ca. 1400-1350 B.C" http://t.co/kChKdqCxXg
— Univ of Toronto Law (@UTLaw) January 10, 2014
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BOOK: Winroth on “The Conversion of Scandinavia”

Winroth, "The Conversion of Scandinavia" http://t.co/OOegVd8PRc
— Ctr Law & Religion (@CtrLawReligion) January 10, 2014
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LAW AND RELIGION: Coptic Xmas, SCOTUS and Gay Marriage, and Islam in Germany

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-01-10 12:37
Coptic Xmas, SCOTUS & Gay Marriage, and Islam in Germany: Our Weekly Law & Religion News Roundup, http://t.co/owE3OJ4A7G via @CLRForum
— Ctr Law & Religion (@CtrLawReligion) January 10, 2014
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CONFERENCE: "From Charters to Constitutions. On the constitutional idea in Europe (12th-18th C)" (Madrid, 16-18 Jan 2014)




(King John signs the Magna Charta; Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Nomodos signals a conference on constitutional history held at the Casa Velazquez in Madrid, co-organised by the LAMOP (Paris-I). Starting from a broad concept of "Constitution", as a set of norms guaranteeing, defining and determining the relationship between society and the exercice power over it, texts from the High Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment, from the Magna Charta to the French Lois Fondamentales, are presented by specialists.
A full program can be found on the Casa de Velazquez website.
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ARTICLE: Babie's The Spatial: A Forgotten Dimension of Property

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-01-10 00:48
San Diego Law Review (Vol. 50, No. 323, 2013) just published interesting paper of Paul T. Babie 'The Spatial: A Forgotten Dimension of Property'.

Abstract
This article employs urban sociologist and planning theorist Edward W Soja’s spatial scaffolding found in the ontological "trialectic" to look at property anew, with its obvious, but oft-forgotten spatial dimension brought to the foreground. The article uses Soja’s ontological trialectic to reassemble what we already know about property, demonstrating that theorizing about property implicitly recognizes the importance of spatiality. Recognizing the interwoven complexity to and inseparability and interdependence of historicality, sociality and spatiality — Soja’s three ontological elements — of property allows space an explicit role in defining what property is, when it exists, and how it is central to and affected by human life. But more importantly, it reveals how property is the cause of spatial injustice, which opens the possibility of using property as a vehicle both to seek and to achieve spatial justice. The article concludes by reflecting upon the emerging definition of spatial injustice, how property is one source of such injustice, and how recognizing the spatial dimension may allow us to see and to remedy instances of it.
Full text of the article is available here.


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CHAPTER: Corradetti's What Does Cultural Difference Require of Human Rights?

Juris Diversitas - ven, 2014-01-10 00:48
Cambridge University Press has published a book 'Human Rights. The Hard Questions', C.Holder and D.Reidy, eds. (2013) with interesting chapter of Claudio Corradetti 'What Does Cultura Difference Requir of Human Rights?'
Abstract:      
With this essay I analyse the notion of cultural difference with a reference to moral and epistemic relativism. I then explain how the contradictory nature of relativism leads to the notion of cultural difference and then to the idea of cultural pluralism. Cultural pluralism does not only acquire significance in view of moral arguments but is the result of the fulfillment of socio-political standards for mutual cooperation. The latter can be achieved only if the potential conflict among different comprehensive views is defused. According to my views, in order to overcome the potential conflict among comprehensive views of the good, one has to recognize the normative force of one fundamental principle of human rights - the principle of equal liberty of communication. The formulation of such a principle is sensitive to the critical-genealogical reconstruction of the primary meaning of human rights as a concept originating from the end of the Wars of Religion (1598). What I will claim is that the principle of equal liberty of communication is required by the same “fact of pluralism” (Rawls 1993). Contrary to its original meaning as equality of conscience, the principle of equal liberty of communication is to be interpreted today in accordance to its most extensive public participatory form, that is, as equality of participation. One crucial aspect of the proposed argument is showing how there is a strict interconnection between the principle of equal liberty of communication and the role of reflective judgment in constructing pluralism along exemplar lines. It is believed that the model of public reason suggested here will prove to be both more inclusive and stable than those grounded on forms of presumed neutrality.
Full text of the chapter is avaliable here.
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Workshops - International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 17:29
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Resident Grants - International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati'

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 17:28
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STUDENTSHIP: Selden Society (English Legal History - PhD

Selden Society Studentship Annouced: [We have the following announcement.]The Selden Society, founded in 1887 ... http://t.co/L6suVv2558
— Legal History Blog (@legalhistory) January 9, 2014
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SYMPOSIUM REMINDER: The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald's Legal Imagination – 7-8 February 2014

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 12:24
Soyez des nôtres pour le Symposium "L'imaginaire juridique de Rod Macdonald", 7-8 fév @McGillU. Registration now open http://t.co/Bouf4oKNEk
— McGill Law (@LAWMcGill) January 9, 2014
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JOURNAL: (2013) 3:6 Oñati Socio-Legal Series

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 08:32
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CONFERENCE: III congreso internacional sobre Justicia restaurativa y mediación penal

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 08:06
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CONFERENCE: Asian Criminological Society

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 08:05
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Global Journal of Comparative Law

Juris Diversitas - jeu, 2014-01-09 06:19
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