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Dr Hendry co-edits new book ‘The Diffusion of Law’

16 July 2015 |

Dr Jen Hendry is one of four editors for a recently published book entitled The Diffusion of Law, The Movement of Laws and Norms Around the World, published by Ashgate in July 2015.

A brief description by the publisher explains:

“In considering diffusion from a global perspective, this book provides timely new insights into its application in a variety of fields and at many levels of both legal and non-legal orderings. This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal norms by engaging with concrete examples of legal diffusion, in jurisdictions as diverse as Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Kuwait. These examples, taken together, provide a comprehensive illustration of the theoretical debates concerning the diffusion of laws and norms in terms of both process and form.

“This international, multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological volume brings together scholars from law and social science with experience in mixed and hybrid jurisdictions, and advances the conversation about legal and normative diffusion across the academy. It represents a robust challenge to many preconceived ideas about legal movement and, as such, will be of interest to academics and students working in the fields of Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Legal Education and comparative method.”

Jen Hendry is a lecturer in Jurisprudence at the University of Leeds, School of Law and her research interests are in the areas of social and legal theory and comparative socio-legal studies, specifically legal pluralism, legal culture, spatial justice, and systems theory.

Jennifer is also a member of the senior editorial board of the German Law Journal and the executive of the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA).

You can purchase and find out more information on the book here.

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