Upcoming events

    • 29 Nov 2021
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • IISL - Oñati

    2021-22 International Master's Programme in Sociology of Law

    Understanding Safety, Risk and Norms in the Global Economy through the lens of Sociology of Law. The case of Aviation (John Woodlock, Lund University)


    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • VIA ZOOM

    Reframing Sociolegal Contexts: law in more-than-human worlds

    Sociolegal scholars challenge the assumptions within law and the way it is structured to support a particular social order and value system. But rarely have sociolegal scholars questioned the re-lationship law structures between humans and more-than-human worlds. Since early colonialism, this relationship has been built on a human-nature divide and an exploitative relationship of pos-session and extractivism. Today, this relationship has culminated in human-driven climate change, catastrophic fires and floods, and the looming extinction of multiple species including the human. This talk seeks to reframe sociolegal contexts to better recognize and include what has always been present – law’s relations with more-than-human worlds. I ask why sociolegal scholars have overlooked this field of legal relations, what this oversight suggests about the limits of sociolegal scholarship, and how could we reframe our research to ensure its future relevance in the context of ecological crisis

    Dr. Eve Darian-Smith is Professor and Chair of Global & International Studies at the University of California, Irvine USA. Trained as a lawyer, historian, and anthropologist, she is broadly interested in postcolonialism, legal pluralism, global governance and socio-legal theory. Her new book Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis analyzes the convergence of global authoritarianism and escalating climate catastrophes. She  is on the editorial boards of the journals Social & Legal Studies and Canadian Journal of Law and Society and is a former associate editor of the Law &  Society Review and American Ethnologist.

    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 16:00 - 17:00
    • VIA ZOOM

    "Does prison abolition have a chance?" by Johannes Feest and Gema Varona

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    Prisons are an obsolete way of dealing with social problems. But they are believed to be irreplaceable. What can be done to change this belief system?

    • Why prison abolition? Is restorative justice abolitionist?
    • How can we convince people of this truth
    • Is restorative justice abolitionist?

    • 20 Dec 2021
    • 16:00 - 17:00
    • VIA ZOOM

    How to Handbook the Sociology of Law (Jiri Priban, James Campbell, Monica Arango) - 20 December, 16:00 (CET) VIA ZOOM

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    Sociology of Law is an established science with its founding scholars, strong traditions and histories, canonical knowledge, intellectual heresies, and very dynamic recent developments. This event will discuss the process of editing a research handbook on the Sociology of Law, especially connecting its origins and genealogy with current state and future ambitions. It will also identify the sociology of law's subjects, basic concepts, methods and methodologies, specialisations, and contexts.