Working paper series

LSE Law Working Papers, Summer 2019

24 July 2019

We are delighted to announce the second issue of LSE Law's Working Paper Series for 2019. 

In this issue, Fatima Ahdash (WPS 8/2019) examines how the recent case A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) addresses childhood radicalisation and parental extremism under family law, and critically reflects on the nature and purpose of family law’s recent interaction with counter-terrorism; Mike Wilkinson (WPS 9/2019) offers a critique of constitutional pluralism as it emerges out of the work of Neil MacCormick, argues that it evades material issues of democracy and political economy, and concludes that the survival of constitutional plurality in Europe may now require the reclaiming of sovereignty through the renewal of democratic political authority; Jill Peay (WPS 10/2019) explores the criminal context of malingering and mental disability, addressing the complex interplay of an individual’s capacity, responsibility and culpability; Jacco Bomhoff (WPS 11/2019) approaches the legal treatment of mobility from a constitutionalist perspective by sketching the contours of an ‘outward-facing constitutionalism’ to scrutinize the implications of the regulation of ‘access’ and ‘exit’ for both individuals and corporate actors; Christos Hadjiemmanuil (WPS 12/2019) chronicles the recurring episodes of financial and sovereign debt crisis that rocked the euro area between 2008 and 2015 and records the profound – but incomplete and uneven – revisions of the EMU’s institutional, legal and monetary frameworks that were implemented in response to them; and Richard Martin (WPS 13/2019) explores the ‘culture of justification’ as an aspirational vision of public administration and the merits of an empirically-grounded inquiry of it, by drawing on his fieldwork to examine how human rights law is practised by police commanders, revealing how they use human rights to manage positive duties, as well as ‘trouble’ from police oversight bodies.