OSLS Vol 7 - December issues

Oñati Socio-legal Series

Dear readers,

The IISL-IISJ's year was very productive, as it ended with five issues of the journal Oñati Socio-legal Series: one regular issue (4) and four extra issues (5, 6, 7 and 8).

You can browse and read them as well as download the articles, as usual. They are all available in open access through the Social Science Research Network.

You will find below the table of contents for numbers 4 (Too Few Judges? Regulating the Number of Judges in Society, edited by Eyal Katvan, Ulrike Schulz, Avrom Sherr and Boaz Shnoor [+]), 5 (El Reto de la Profundización Democrática en Europa: Avances Institucionales en Democracia Directa, edited by Víctor Cuesta López and Miguel Presno Linera [+]), 6 (our yearly miscellaneous issue, consisting of articles on several topics as well as book reviews [+]), 7 (Working the Boundaries of Law, edited by Morag McDermont and John Clarke [+]) and 8 (Legal Education in Europe. Challenges and Prospects, edited by Antal Szerletics and Lidia Rodak [+]), with the link to access the articles in this issue.

As always, you are more than welcome to circulate this information to everybody who you think may be interested in these topics.

These are the first issues that I edit since I took over from Cristina as Publications officer. To all who have worked with me, thank you for your warm welcome and for your kindness and patience as I have been learning my new job.




Oñati Socio-Legal Series

Vol 7, No 4 (2017): “Too Few Judges?” Regulating the Number of Judges in Society

September 2017 - Issue edited by Eyal Katvan (Center of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel), Ulrike Schultz (FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany), Avrom Sherr (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK) and Boaz Shnoor (Center of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel).

Avrom Sherr: Introduction [+PDF]

Methodology, Data and Numbers: Too Few/Many/Much Judges

Marco Fabri: Methodological Issues in the Comparative Analysis of the Number of Judges, Administrative Personnel, and Court Performance Collected by the Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe. [+PDF]

Matthew Kleiman, Cynthia G. Lee, Brian J. Ostrom, Richard Y. Schauffler: Case Weighting as a Common Yardstick: A Comparative Review of Current Uses and Future Directions. [+PDF]

Eli Wald: Judging Judges: A Study of U.S. Federal District Court Judges in the 10th Circuit. [+PDF]

Anne Wallace, Sharyn Roach Anleu, Kathy Mack: Judicial Work and AV Use: Perceptions from Australian Courts. [+PDF]

Shortage of Diversity – Gender, Ethnicity and Class

Avner Levin, Asher Alkoby: Shouldn't the Bench be a Mirror? The Diversity of the
Canadian Judiciary. [+PDF]

Livia Holden: Women Judges and Women’s Rights in Pakistan. [+PDF]

Hugh Corder: Judicial Capacity in a Transforming Legal System. [+PDF]

Reasons and Consequences

Bruce Green: The Price of Judicial Economy in the US. [+PDF]

Limor Zer-Gutman: The Effects of the Shortage of Judges in Israel. [+PDF]

Boaz Shnoor, Eyal Katvan: Court’s Precious Time: Transparency, Honor and Judicial Scarce Resources. [+PDF]

Managing and Solutions

Brian Opeskin: The Supply of Judicial Labour: Optimising a Scarce Resource in Australia. [+PDF]

Helena Whalen-Bridge: Court Backlogs: Balancing Efficiency and Justice in Singapore. [+PDF]

Vol 7, No 5 (2017): El Reto de la Profundización Democrática en Europa: Avances Institucionales en Democracia Directa

December 2017 - Issue edited by Víctor M. Cuesta (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Miguel Presno (University of Oviedo).

Víctor Cuesta López, Miguel Presno Linera: El reto de la profundización democrática en Europa: avances institucionales en democracia directa. (The Challenge of Democratic Deepening in Europe: The Role of Direct Democracy) [+PDF]

Víctor Cuesta López:El referéndum europeo: la decisiva intervención de los soberanos nacionales en el proceso de integración. (The European Referendum: the Decisive Intervention of the National Sovereigns in the Integration Process). [+PDF]

Daniel López Rubio: El control de constitucionalidad de la ‘legislación popular’. (Constitutional Review of Direct Legislation). [+PDF]

Jorge Urdánoz: Legislación electoral y posibilidades participativas. (Electoral Law and Participatory Potential). [+PDF]

Juan Ramón Rodríguez-Drincourt: Consideraciones sociojurídicas sobre participación ciudadana y 'democracia abierta': especial referencia a las nuevas perspectivas de profundización democrática en Canarias. (Socio-Legal Considerations on Citizen Participation and 'Open Democracy'...). [+PDF]

Enriqueta Expósito: La participación directa del ciudadano en el Parlamento. Una visión desde el ordenamiento constitucional español. (The Direct Participation of the Citizen in the Parliament. An Approach from the Spanish Constitutional Legal System). [+PDF]

Miguel Ángel Gonzalo: Participación ciudadana y actividad parlamentaria. (Citizen Participation and Parliamentary Activity). [+PDF]

Patricia García Majado: La configuración de la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular: resistencias y soluciones. (The Configuration of the Popular Legislative Initiative: Resistances and Solutions). [+PDF]

Reyes Pérez Alberdi: El modelo autonómico de democracia participativa: la situación a partir de la aprobación de los nuevos estatutos de autonomía. (Model of Participatory Democracy in Spain's Autonomous Communities: New Statutes of Autonomy). [+PDF]

Vicente Cabedo Mallol: Las dos generaciones de leyes autonómicas sobre la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular. El caso de la Comunitat Valenciana. (The Two Generations of Regional Laws on the Popular Legislative Initiative. The Case of Valencian Community). [+PDF]

Neliana Rodean: La iniciativa ciudadana en el procedimiento legislativo italiano: de su ineficacia a las propuestas de reforma. (Popular Initiative in the Italian Legislative Procedure: From Its Ineffectiveness to the Reform Proposals). [+PDF]

Francisco Soto Barrientos: Mecanismos de participación ciudadana en el proceso legislativo, los desafíos de su recepción en Chile. (Mechanisms of Citizen Participation in the Legislative Process, the Challenges of Their Reception in Chile). [+PDF]

Vol 7, No 6 (2017): Investigations - Investigaciones - Ikerlanak

December 2017

Leopoldo Cruz Balbuena: Conceptions Of Freedom In The Use Of The Open Public Space: The Foruen Enparantza In Oñati As An Illustration. [+PDF]

Roxanna Dehaghani, Daniel Newman:“We’re vulnerable too”: an (alternative) analysis of vulnerability within criminal legal aid and police custody. [+PDF]

Paloma Fernández-Rasines: Sharing Child Custody: Coparenting After Divorce in Spain. [+PDF]

Arianna Jacqmin: When Human Claims Become Rights. The Case of the Right to Truth over “Desaparecidos”. [+PDF]

Julieta Mira: Los usos del testimonio en los estudios de la memoria. El caso de las violaciones masivas a los derechos humanos en la Argentina (Testimony uses in memory studies. The case of gross violations to human rights in Argentina). [+PDF]

Iker Nabaskues: Pena de muerte, peso de la ley, justicia simbólica y cultura jurídica escocesa en “El Weir de Hermiston” de Robert Louis Stevenson (Death Penalty, Force of the Law, Symbolic Justice and Scottish Legal Culture in Robert L. Stevenson's ‘Weir of Hermiston'). [+PDF]

Lorena Ortuoste Ibarzábal: Literature, Society and Law: a Three-sided Mirror. The Basque Case. How Contemporary Literature Reflects Identity, Conflict And Memory In The “Spanish” Basque Country: A Tridimensional Mirror. [+PDF]

Ihintza Palacín Mariscal: Ikastolen Elkartea, Example of Effective Transfrontier Cooperation Under the European Language Charter. [+PDF]

Book reviews

Andrea Díaz Rozas: Preventing Crime. A Holistic Approach. [+PDF]

Arianna Jacqmin: Living on the margins. Undocumented migrants in a global city. [+PDF]

Victor T. Morris: Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State: A collaborative research work. [+PDF]

Vol 7, No 7 (2017): Working the Boundaries of Law

December 2017 - Issue edited by Morag McDermont (University of Bristol, UK) and John Clarke (The Open University, UK).

Morag McDermont, John Clarke: Introduction: Working the Boundaries of Law [+PDF]

Eleanor Joanne Kirk, Nicole Busby: Led Up the Tribunal Path? Employment Disputes, Legal Consciousness and Trust in the Protection of Law [+PDF]

Samuel Kirwan: Law and the 'Stbx': Online Fora and the ‘Delegalised Space’ of Family Law. [+PDF]

Morag McDermont, Eleanor Kirk: Working in Law’s Borderlands: Translation and the Work of an Advice Office. [+PDF]

Alice Forbess, Deborah James: Innovation and Patchwork Partnerships: Advice Services in Austere Times. [+PDF]

Bronwen Morgan: Lawyers, Legal Advice and Relationality in Sustainable Economy Initiatives. [+PDF]

Devyani Prabhat, Jessica Hambly: The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins. [+PDF]

Prashan Ranasinghe: The (Non)Violence of Private Ordering. [+PDF]

Lisa Wintersteiger, Tara Mulqueen: Decentering Law through Public Legal Education. [+PDF]

Vol 7, No 8 (2017): Legal Education in Europe. Challenges and Prospects

December 2017 - Issue edited by Antal Szerletics (National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary) and Lidia Rodak (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland).

Antal Szerletics, Lidia Rodak: Introduction: Legal Education in Central and Eastern Europe. Challenges and Prospects. [+PDF]

Analysis of selected problems

Tilen Štajnpihler: On Plagiarism and Power Relations in Legal Academia and Legal Education. [+PDF]

Lucian Bojin: The Stakeholders in the Romanian Legal Education and their Influence over the Curricula and Teaching Methods. [+PDF]

Michał Kiełb: Legal Education from the Perspective of Legal Practice. [+PDF]

Prospects and alternative methods

Tereza Krupová, Marek Zima: Street Law and Legal Clinics as Civic Projects: Situation in the Czech Republic. [+PDF]

Lidia Rodak: Bringing Emotions into Legal Education Through the Experimental Learning Model: A Proposal. [+PDF]

Antal Szerletics: The Role of Virtues in Legal Education. [+PDF]