Publications and Blogs

Electronic Working Paper Series

The Center for the Study of Law and Society supports empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions and processes, the impact of law on society, and social, political, and intellectual influences on law and legal activity. The Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program is a doctoral program at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) that promotes the social and philosophical study of law through the perspectives of criminal justice, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology. They each provide a truly interdisciplinary setting in which faculty, visiting scholars, and students can meet, present research, exchange ideas, and formulate new concepts and research agendas.

CSLS and the JSP Program publish 2 electronic Working Paper Series in the University of California eScholarship Repository:

  • JSP/Center for the Study of Law and Society Faculty Working Papers
  • Papers Presented in the Center for the Study of Law and Society Bag Lunch Speaker Series

Please visit the digital library at http://repositories.cdlib.org/csls/.

Blogs

Jonathan Simon's http://governingthroughcrime.blogspot.com/

Recent Publications

Center affiliated faculty, students, and visiting scholars have conducted scores of projects in the 50 years since the Center was established.  Some recent books (since 2005) and award winning articles include:

  • Simon, Jonathan S. 2013. "The Return of the Medical Model: Disease and the Meaning of Imprisonment from John Howard to Brown v. Plata." Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Review, vol. 48, no. 1: 217-256.
  • Gallagher, William T. 2012. "Trademark and Copyright Enforcement in the Shadow of IP Law," Santa Clara Computer & High Tech law Journal 48, issue 3.
  • Lauren B. Edelman, Linda H. Krieger, Scott R. Eliason, Catherine R. Albiston and Virginia Mellema. 2011. “When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Structures.” American Journal of Sociology 117: 888-954. 
    Winner, 2012 Article Prize, Law and Society Association
  • Calvin Morrill, Lauren B. Edelman, Karolyn Tyson and Richard Arum. 2010. “Legal Mobilization in Schools: The Paradox of Rights and Race Among Youth.” Law & Society Review 44: 651- 694. 
    Winner, 2011 American Sociological Association Distinguished Article Award in the Sociology of Law
  • Martin Krygier. 2012. Philip Selznick: Ideals in the World. Stanford University Press.
  • Franklin Zimring. 2011. The City That Became Safe: What New York Teaches About Urban Crime and Its Control. Oxford University Press. 
  • Catherine Albiston. 2010. Institutional Inequality and the Mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act: Rights on Leave. Cambridge University Press.
  • David D. Caron and Harry N. Scheiber, editors. 2009. The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks. Brill/Martinus Nijhoff.
  • David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring. 2009. The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia. Oxford University Press.
  • Malcolm M. Feeley and Edward L. Rubin. 2008. Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise.  University of Michigan Press. 
  • Kristin Luker. 2008. Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut.  Harvard University Press.
  • Michael Musheno and Susan M. Ross. 2008. Deployed: How Reservists Beat the Burden of Iraq. University of Michigan Press.
  • Philip Selznick. 2008. A Humanist Science: Values and Ideals in Social Inquiry. Stanford University Press.
  • Cary Coglianese and Robert A. Kagan, editors. 2007. Regulation and Regulatory Processes.  Ashgate.
  • Lauren Edelman and Mark C. Suchman, editors. 2007.  Legal Lives of Private Organizations. Ashgate.
  • Terence C. Halliday, Lucien Karpik and Malcolm M. Feeley. 2007. Fighting for Political Freedom: Comparative Studies of the Legal Complex and Political Liberalism. Hart.
  • Jonathan Simon. 2007. Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear. Oxford University Press. 
    Winner, 2008 Book Prize of the Sociology of Law Section of the ASA.  
    Winner 2010 Hindelang Prize of the American Society of Criminology
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  • Franklin E. Zimring. 2007. The Great American Crime Decline. Oxford University Press.
  • Kristin Luker. 2006. When Sex Goes to School:  Warring Views on Sex, and Sex Education, Since the Sixties. W. W. Norton.
  • Marianne Constable.  2005.  Just Silences: The Limits and Possibilities of Modern Law. Princeton University Press.
  • Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, and Kevin J. O'Brien, editors. 2005. Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice. Stanford University Press. [From a conference co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Society.] 
  • Tom Ginsburg and Robert A. Kagan, editors. 2005. Institutions and Public Law: Comparative Approaches. Peter Lang.
  • Calvin Morrill, David A. Snow, and Cindy H. White, editors.  2005. Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places. University of California Press.