Author Archives: Jeff Handmaker

About Jeff Handmaker

I teach law, human rights, law and development and social justice and conduct research on legal mobilization as a tenured faculty member at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2017 I was a visiting research fellow in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. My long-time association with South Africa and Southern Africa continues as a visiting fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and as an Editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights. I hold various ancillary positions, including as a project board member of the Public Interest Litigation Project and regularly give public lectures in the Netherlands, Europe and elsewhere in the world. My current research applies legal mobilization as an analytical lens to evaluate the legitimacy, capacity, structural limitations and transformative potential – including the symbolic value – for strategic legal mobilization to hold governments, individuals and corporations accountable, particularly when they are involved in serious human rights violations. Recent publications include: with Karin Arts (co-editor) (2018) Mobilizing International Law for ‘Global Justice’ (Cambridge University Press) and (2018) and ‘The Legitimacy Crisis Within International Criminal Justice and the Importance of Critical, Reflexive Learning’ in B Jessop & K Knio (Eds.), pp. 189-206, The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons (Routledge).

New Book: Punishing Immigrants

Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice Edited By Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz and Ramiro Martinez Subjects: Sociology, Law, Race & Ethnicity Part of the New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law Series

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Welcome Message and Updates from the New CRN Organisers

Dear Citizenship and Immigration CRN Members: It was great to see many of you at the 2012 Law & Society Association conference in Honolulu. We want to offer an especially warm welcome to new members of our Immigration and Citizenship … Continue reading

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CfP: Crimmigration Conference in Portugal

Call for Papers Crimmigration Control International Net of Studies presents: 1st Annual Crimmigration Control Conference 11-12 October 2012 in Coimbra, Portugal Researchers, graduate students and practitioners working in the field of crime (control) and migration are invited to participate in … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Journal of Social Quality

The International Journal of Social Quality (formerly the European Journal of Social Quality) is a peer reviewed, scholarly journal which has a primary focus on the interpretation of social quality through a wide range of disciplines, including social policy, economics, … Continue reading

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Special issue of Law & Policy

A recently published special issue of the journal Law & Policy, dated April 2012; 34(2), deals with the state and local creation and enforcement of immigration law. Marie Provine and Monica Varsanyi (special issue co-editors)

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Open Access Journal issue on Transnational Citizenship

Edited By: Alisdair Rogers, Steve Vertovec and Robin Cohen Impact Factor: 1.038 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2010: 25/75 (Anthropology); 34/65 (Geography); 40/129 (Sociology) Online ISSN: 1471-0374 Virtual Issue on Transnational Citizenship Transnational approaches to citizenship are examining how … Continue reading

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“Grave Matters” — Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law & Justice

Please see in the attached flier, information about a symposium with Dr. Tony Platt organized by the Department of Justice Studies at San Jose State University (CA),  as part of the Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law & Justice. Grave … Continue reading

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