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21Apr 2017

Conference Program

The 2017 Conference_Program.pdf and Conference_Information.pdf for the RC09 meeting at University of California, Irvine, are now available on the RC09 website.

29Sep 2016

Call for Papers - RC09's 2017 Interim Meeting - University of California, Irvine, June 25-27

RC09's 2017 interim meeting will be held at the Univeristy of California, Irvine, June 25-27.  The conference theme is "Comparative Judicial Studies at the Crossroads: Mapping New Research Agendas and Exploring New Paths." The conference announcement is available at Call for Papers 2017.

Paper and panel proposals for the 2017 Interim Meeting of the Research Committee on Comparative Judicial Studies (RC09) are now being accepted. The meeting is open to all scholars interested in the study of law and courts from a comparative and national perspective, as well as those employing a case study methodology. Papers and panels devoted to the following topics (though not limited to) would be especially welcome:

  • Independence and Representation on High Courts.
  • Courts, Power-sharing, and Consociational Democracy.
  • The European Legal Order and Brexit.
  • Judicial Appointment and Security of Tenure.
  • Judicial Review in Authoritative Regimes, New Democracies, and Emerging Democracies.
  • Rule of Law at the National and Sub-national Level.
  • Judicial Institutions for Democracies:  The Role Justice-System Actors (Should) Play.
  • Mobilizing for Justice.
  • The Judicialization of Contentious Social and Moral Issues.
  • Methodological Approaches to the Study of Judicial Institutions.
  • The Role of Judicial Actors in the Protection of Rights.
  • National Sovereignty and International Courts.
  • Legal Reasoning and the Rule of Law.
  • The Judicial Branch in Latin American Politics.

Please submit your proposal (500 word abstract) via email by January 19, 2017 to RC09 at the following email addresses: tonysmithuci@gmail.com and  james.kelly@concordia.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed and a draft conference program will be posted on RC09’s website http://rc09.ipsa.org by February 19, 2017.

 

 

 

 

05Sep 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Assistant Positions at the University of Hanover

Applications are now being accepted for a Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of Hanover. Both positions are in the subfield of judicial politics/comparative politics.

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2014. The positions are available from October 15th, 2014, or thereafter.

24Jul 2014

New RC09 Executive Approved at IPSA 2014

A new Executive has been approved for the 2014-2016 period for RC09:

Convenor

Charles Anthony Smith
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine
casmith@uci.edu

Secretary

James Kelly
Professor
Department of Political Science
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
james.kelly@concordia.ca

Executive Committee

Walter Carnota
University of Buenos Aires
Argentina

Rhonda Evans Case
University of Texas at Austin
USA

Mahmoud Hamad
Drake University (USA) and Cairo University (Egypt)

James Kelly
Concordia University
Canada

Lígia Mori Madeira
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil

Alex Schwartz
Queen’s University Belfast
United Kingdom

Tony Smith
Univerisity of California, Irvine
USA

Michael Tolley
Northeastern University
USA

01Aug 2013

Israeli Association of Law and Society - Call for Panel Submissions

The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Law and Society, 'Call for Panels' now available 2013 Israeli Association of Law and Society 'Call for Panels'

29Jul 2013

RC09 'Call for Papers' for the 23rd World Congress of Political Science

The 23rd World Congress of Political Science will be held in Montreal, Canada, July 19-24, 2014. RC09's call for submissions for closed panels during the 23rd World Congess is now available RC09 'Call for Papers' 23rd World Congress of Political Science

07Mar 2013

RC09 Dublin 2013: Program and Information

The conference program for RC09's 2013 Interim Meeting, which will be held at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland, July 22-24, 2013 is now available at Conference Program, RC09 Dublin 2013

Conference information, such as hotels, registration fees and payment procedures, can be accessed at Conference Information

15Nov 2012

Call for Papers

Call for Papers
2013 Meeting of RC09
Dublin, Ireland
July 22-24, 2013

Conference Theme
“The changing nature of judicial power in supranational, federal and domestic systems”

Dublin 2013 Call for Papers

Host: Adam McAuley, Dublin City University, Ireland
Convenor: Daniela Piana, University of Bologna
Treasurer: Tony Smith, University of California, United States

Paper and panel proposals for the 2013 Interim Meeting of the Research Committee on Comparative Judicial Studies are now being accepted. The meeting is open to all scholars interested in the study of law and courts from a comparative and national perspective. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “The changing nature of judicial power in supranational, federal and domestic systems.” Papers and panels devoted to the following topics (though not limited to) would be especially welcome:

• Supranational and International regimes
• Federalism and Human Rights
• Federalism and Immigration
• International Criminal Law
• Globalization and Economics
• The changing nature of judicial power
• Judicial Philosophies
• Fragmentation of Political Authority
• Supreme Courts and Domestic Politics
• Judicial Networks and Domestic Politics
•Legal Databases and Methodological considerations
• International Legal Moblization
• Diffusion and Borrowing of Legal Norms

Please submit your proposal (including title and 500 word abstract) via email by January 7, 2013, to Professor Tony Smith (casmith@uci.edu).
A draft conference program will be posted on RC09’s website http://rc09.ipsa.org by February 1, 2013.

25Jul 2012

Election of New Executive Council (2012-2015)

Elections were held for RC09's Executive Council during the 22nd World Congress of IPSA, Madrid Spain, July 8-12, 2012. The composition of RC09's governing body for 2012-2015 is as follows:

Officers

Convenor : Daniela Piana, University of Bologna (Italy)
Treasurer : Anthony Charles Smith, University of California-Irvine (USA)

Executive Council

Daniela Piana, University of Bologna (Italy)
Tony Smith, Univerisity of California, Irvine (USA)
Walter Carnota, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Rhonda Evans Case, East Carolina University (USA)
Mahmoud Hamad, Drake University (USA) and Cairo University (Egypt)
Lígia Mori Madeira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Wayne Sandholtz, University of California-Irvine (USA)

05Apr 2012

2013 Interim Meeting

RC09’s 2013 Interim Meeting will be hosted by Dr. Adam McAuley at Dublin City University.

The call for papers will be issued in September 2012 and a draft program will be posted on RC09’s website in January 2013.

05Apr 2012

Special Issue - Journal of Human Rights

Special Issue: Globalizing Human Rights – Journal of Human Rights 11:1 (2012).
Edited by Charles Anthony Smith

RC09 is please to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights, edited by Dr. Charles Anthony Smith.

The articles in this special issue, Globalizing Human Rights, were presented at RC09’s 2011 Interim Meeting. This event was hosted by Dr. Charles Anthony Smith and Dr. Diana Kapiszewski at University of California, Irvine, July 21-23, 2011.

Journal of Human Rights: Globalizing Human Rights is available at Taylor and Francis

05Apr 2012

Incoming Convenor and Treasurer, 2012-2015

RC09 (Comparative Judicial Studies) is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective July 1, 2012:

  • Convenor: Dr. Daniela Piana, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Treasurer: Dr. Anthony Smith, University of California, Irvine, US

05Apr 2012

Next Meeting – Madrid 2012: XXII World Congress of Political Science


At IPSA’s 22nd World Congress, which takes place in Madrid, July 8-12, 2012, RC09 (Comparative Judicial Studies) has organized the following panels:

  • Courts and Community Rights in Multinational, Federal and Supra-national States
  • Legal Mobilization and Legal Professionals
  • High Courts and Judicial Governance: Activism, Litigation, and Policy Outcomes
  • Institutional Design and Selection of Judges in an age of Judicial Power
  • Judicial Review in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Transnational and International Legal Institutions and Processes
  • Ombudsman, Human Rights Commissions, and Other Non-Judicial Institutions
  • High Courts and Judicial Governance: Dialogue and Rights Review
  • Judicialization and Legal Mobilization: Voting and Environmental Politics

05Apr 2012

The Docket, Issue 46 (April 2012)

The most recent of 'The Docket' - RC09's Newsletter is now available. Issue 46 (April 2012)

29Jul 2011

Election of Next Convenor and Treasurer of RC09 (2012-2015)

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the election of the next Convenor and Treasurer of RC09 (2012-2015), which occurred at its recent meeting at the University of California, Irvine. The incoming Convenor of RC09 is Daniela Piana (University of Bologna) and the incoming Treasurer is Tony Smith (University of California, Irvine).

08Jul 2011

Latest Member of the Executive Committee

RC09 is pleased to announce that Tony Smith (Univeristy of California, Irvine) has joined the Executive Commitee, 2011-2012.

15May 2011

New Publication: Judges of the Supreme Court of India - 1950-1989

A recent publication, Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950-1989 is now available. Please follow the link that discusses this new book.

29Mar 2011

The Docket, Issue 45 (April 2011)

The latest issue of RC09's Newsletter, "The Docket" is now available. Issue 45 (April 2011)

02Mar 2011

Conference Information - RC09 Interim Meeting University of California, Irvine, July 21-23, 2011

A document entitled Conference Information is now available for those attending RC09's 2011 Interim Meeting at the University of California, Irvine. This document includes:

  1. The Conference Program
  2. Hotels and Restaurants
  3. Registering for Irvine 2011
  4. Method of Payment
  5. Airport Information

13Jan 2011

New Publication - RC09 Member Lisa Vanhala

Making Rights a Reality? Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization Lisa Vanhala, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University




Making Rights a Reality? explores the way in which disability activists in the United Kingdom and Canada have transformed their aspirations into legal claims in their quest for equality. It unpacks shifting conceptualizations of the political identity of disability and the role of a rights discourse in these dynamics. In doing so, it delves into the diffusion of disability rights among grassroots organizations and the traditional disability charities. The book draws on a wealth of primary sources including court records and campaign documents and encompassing interviews with more than sixty activists and legal experts. While showing that the disability rights movement has had a significant impact on equality jurisprudence in two countries, the book also demonstrates that the act of mobilizing rights can have consequences, both intended and unintended, for social movements themselves.

Please visit Making Rights a Reality? at Cambridge University Press.

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