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Series cover: Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

ISSN: 1059-4337

Editor: Professor Austin Sarat
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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The objective of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (SLPS) is to provide a vehicle for the publication of scholarly articles within the broad parameters of interdisciplinary legal scholarship.

Whereas other law related publications publish within a single domain--the humanities, social science, or legal doctrine. Studies seeks to bridge those divides. We encourage submissions from a broad range of legal scholars and welcome articles exemplifying different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. We welcome submissions from an international group of scholars.

Papers published in SLPS are double blind peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts, Political Science Complete, Publishing Options from the American Sociological Association, Scopus, SocINDEX and The Publication Forum (Finland)

Just published

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society v.70

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (SLPS) provides a vehicle for the publication of scholarly articles within the broad parameters of interdisciplinary legal scholarship; the articles in this volume cover a diverse range of topics relating to law's relationship with and impact on society. Topics covered include: coverage of capital punishment in the mainstream and radical press; the landmark Roe vs. Wade case and the Republican Party's relationship with abortion law; an exploration of the legal politics of temporality in emergencies; gendered racialization and White supremacy in the US, specifically related to Muslim women; conflict resolution and legal theory; and self-determination for indigenous peoples in the Pacific.


"SLPS is a leading sociolegal publication that truly embraces innovative, theoretically informed, interdisciplinary legal scholarship"
Eve Darian-Smith, University of California-Santa Barbara

"SLPS is one of my favorite series. The editor routinely attracts articles by younger scholars working on important new issues, themes, and analytical frameworks as well as by more established top scholars offering novel reflections about traditions of longstanding socio-legal inquiry. Readers can always count on finding in the pages provocative interdisciplinary studies addressing the relationships among legal practice, social power, and politics. I highly recommend it!"
Michael McCann, University of Washington

Editorial contact details

Series Editor
Austin Sarat
Amherst College, USA

Kim Chadwick  

Editorial Advisory Board

Gad Barzilai, University of Washington
Paul Berman, University of Connecticut
Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary College, University of London
Jennifer Culbert, Johns Hopkins University
Eve Darian-Smith, University of California-Santa Barbara
David Delaney, Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College
Florence Dore, Kent State University
David Engel, State University of New York at Buffalo
Anthony Farley, Boston College
David Garland, New York University
Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, University of Hawaii
Laura Gomez, University of New Mexico
Piyel Haldar, Birkbeck College, University of London
Thomas Hilbink, University of Massachusetts
Desmond Manderson, McGill University
Jennifer Mnookin, U.C.L.A.
Laura Beth Nielsen, American Bar Foundation
Paul Passavant, Hobart and William Smith College
Susan Schmeiser, Law, University of Connecticut
Jonathan Simon, University of California-Berkeley
Marianna Valverde, University of Toronto
Alison Young, University of Melbourne. 

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This publication adopts the Emerald Publication Ethics guidelines which fully support the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

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