Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Juristische Fakultät | Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) | Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and Methods

Socio-Legal Studies in Germany and the UK: Theory and Methods

  • Was IRI L&S Veranstaltung
  • Wann 24.09.2019 von 08:00 bis 18:00
  • Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Faculty of Law, Room E42 Bebelplatz 2, 10099 Berlin
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The workshop discusses institutional contexts and scholarly traditions upon the development of those approaches that come under the banner of socio-legal studies in Germany and the UK. It has three core aims: 1) To consider how different academic traditions and institutional contexts have influenced the development of socio-legal research in Germany and the UK; 2) to scrutinise theoretical and methodological approaches with a view to exploring similarities and differences in both contexts; and 3) to start an initial dialogue among participants, and to publish the research resulting from these interactions with a view to forging closer ties across the German and UK socio-legal communities, and to facilitating future connections and collaborations. To achieve these aims, the workshop will reflect upon the similarities and differences between German Rechtssoziologie and socio-legal studies in the UK, with particular focus on the historical development of such ideas and approaches, as well as on identifying points of connection. It will look to generate initial conversations between scholars in these communities and to foster the continuation of such conversations subsequent to this event. Participants will discuss the relevant methodologies, theories and concepts used in the shaping of contemporary socio-legal studies in Germany and the UK.

The workshop is open for a small audience. A conference fee for non presenting participants of 50,00 € will be charged upon registration (includes catering and dinner).
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