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Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. This course includes topics such as Max Watson Annual Lecture: Ethical Business Practice and Regulation, The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World and so on.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module 01:
Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights 00:49:00
Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights Part 1 00:25:00
Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights Part 2 00:22:00
FLJS and Aspen Institute Lecture: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain 00:57:00
Courts, Legislatures, Administrators, and the Making of Social Policy 00:52:00
Contract, Obligation, Rights and Reciprocity in the New Modern Welfare State 00:58:00
If the Public Would be Outraged by Their Rulings, Should Judges Care? 00:47:00
Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law? 01:06:00
Justice after Atrocity: A Cosmopolitan Pluralist Approach 00:56:00
Equality in an Era of Responsibility 01:07:00
Human Rights and their Limitations: The Role of Proportionality 01:12:00
Module 02:
2009 Annual Lecture: Human rights and their limitations: the role of proportionality 00:59:00
FLJS part 1: Human Rights 00:03:00
FLJS part 2: Freedom of Speech 00:01:00
FLJS part 3: Criticisms and Answers: Proportionality vs. Strict Scrutiny 00:05:00
FLJS part 4: The Relationship between Political and Judicial Branches 00:05:00
FLJS part 5: Closing Remarks: Cases of Family Reunification and use of torture 00:06:00
FLJS part 6: Laws in times of peace and war 00:02:00
Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism 00:52:00
The History of Modern Constitutionalism 00:41:00
The Role of Courts in a Democracy: Debate 01:41:00
The Indirect Origins of the Judicial Constitution: 2011 Annual Lecture in Law and Society 00:56:00
Module 03:
Norm Entrepreneurship – Theoretical and Methodological Challenges 00:17:00
Where do norms come from? 00:17:00
War, Law and the Cold War: Making the European Convention on Human Rights 00:13:00
Explaining the Momentum behind the Council of Europe’s Norm Entrepreneurship 00:17:00
Sixty Years of Normative Production in the Council of Europe: The Legal Nature, Elaboration, Challenges and Trends of the CoE Conventions 00:19:00
The Council of Europe and the death penalty: intergovernmental legitimation as enabling and constraining 00:18:00
The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: From Standard-Setting to Standard-Implementation 00:17:00
Hard Law, Soft Law and the Politics of Standards: Regulating Political Parties in Europe 00:16:00
From Conditionality to Disconnection-The Ambivalent Relationship between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the Field of Criminal Justice 00:15:00
The International ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the ‘Responsibility to Rebuild’- A Dual Agenda 00:21:00
Module 04:
Keynote Speech 00:19:00
The Middle East Revolution: take 2, Constitutionalism 00:28:00
Will Constitutional Theocracy bloom after the Arab Spring? 00:43:00
Abbe Sieyes, Guttenberg, and Habermas: Constitutional Revolutions in Egypt and the Arab World 00:44:00
Europe on the Brink? Introduction and Historical Issues 00:28:00
Europe on the Brink? Political Issues 00:18:00
Europe on the Brink? Economic Issues 00:16:00
Europe on the Brink? Constitutional Issues 00:17:00
2012 Annual Lecture in Law and Society: The Strange History of the American Federal Bill of Rights: England, the United States and the Atlantic World 00:59:00
Constitutional Borrowing and other Hazards: The Islamic Republic and Transformations in Islamic Law 00:34:00
Redirecting Fleet Street: Introduction 00:02:00
Module 05:
Redirecting Fleet Street 1: The Failure of UK Press Accountability Systems 00:22:00
Redirecting Fleet Street: 2: Press Regulation: Taking Account of Media Convergence 00:17:00
Redirecting Fleet Street: 3: Tweets, Beaks and Hacks: Regulation and the Law in the Age of New Media Journalism 00:10:00
Redirecting Fleet Street 4: What Should Press Regulation Regulate? 00:23:00
Redirecting Fleet Street 5: Constitutionalising Media Power 00:21:00
The Place of Britain in a Future Europe 00:56:00
Are Courts Representative Bodies? 00:22:00
Are Courts Representative Bodies – a Canadian Perspective 00:13:00
New Questions in Regulation – Panel Discussion 00:51:00
New Questions in Regulation: Regulatory Capture Revisited 01:24:00
Module 06:
Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a ‘right’ to water? Panel I 00:58:00
Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a ‘right’ to water? Panel II 00:46:00
Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a ‘right’ to water? Panel III 00:56:00
Economic Rights and Regulatory Regimes: Is there still a ‘right’ to water? Roundtable Discussion 01:04:00
Media Law after Leveson: Opening Remarks 00:27:00
Media Law after Leveson: Regulating the Press 00:46:00
Media Law after Leveson: Newsgathering, journalistic sources, and criminal investigations 00:15:00
Media Law after Leveson: The Sanctity of Press Partisanship 00:15:00
Media Law after Leveson: Public Interest 00:49:00
Media Law after Leveson: Closing Remarks 00:20:00
Media Law after Leveson: Newsgathering, data protection and source protection 00:18:00
Sharia law and Muslim legal mythology 00:42:00
Module 07:
Comparing Sharia with the Modern Constitutions 00:22:00
Pro-Women Legal Reform in Morocco: Is Religion an Obstacle? 00:29:00
Implementing “Sharia” in Syria’s liberated areas 00:21:00
Al-Azhar and Interpretation of Sharia in the New Egyptian Constitution 00:09:00
Annual Lecture in Law and Society: Law and Social Illusion 01:03:00
Sharia-guided family laws in Bangladesh: The Impact of the Constitution 00:13:00
First Annual Conference on Consumer ADR: Jacqueline Minor 00:44:00
National models, achieving full coverage, sources of funding, building business Support 00:44:00
How do Institutions Change? The Prospects for Law and Justice Priorities in the Post-2015 International Development Agenda 00:59:00
Machiavelli’s The Prince-500 Years On 00:50:00
Module 08:
The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy 00:57:00
Can We Save Countries from Economic Crises? Some lessons from IMF and EU experience over three decades 00:50:00
Shakespeare and the Lower Register of Constitutional Thought 01:22:00
The Critical Mass Marker Approach to Gender Quotas 00:33:00
Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards -The diffusion of a distinct national policy reform 00:26:00
Democratic Deficits and Gender Quotas: The Evolution of the Proposed EU Directive on Gender Balance on Corporate Boards 00:47:00
(In)formal Economies, Economies of Favour: The End of Transition? 01:08:00
Book Colloquium: Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media 01:34:00
Social Media and the Culture of Connectivity 00:54:00
Reassessing the Civil Law Tradition: the Changing Role of the Judge Annual Lecture in Law & Society 2014 00:56:00
Module 09:
Early Resolution in Ombudsmen schemes 00:12:00
Ombudsman Service – Consumer Engagement 00:15:00
Where next for ombudsmen schemes? 00:15:00
Could Scotland Join the European Union? 00:53:00
Killing by Drones: The Legal and Public Policy Dimensions 00:53:00
Social Media: A Critical Introduction 00:18:00
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks 00:19:00
The New Regulatory Space: Reframing Democratic Governance 00:41:00
Constitutional Instability : The Case of Central and Eastern Europe – The Break-Up of Nations: The Constitutional Dimensions Using Ukraine as a Case Study 00:41:00
Constitution Making – The Break-Up of Nations: The Constitutional Dimensions Using Ukraine as a Case Study 00:24:00
Module 10:
Successful Constitutions – The Break-Up of Nations: The Constitutional Dimensions Using Ukraine as a Case Study 00:35:00
Patent Policy in Genomics and Human Genetics: Epistemic Communities, Courts and the Democratic Shaping of Patent Law 00:25:00
Persepolis: Introductory talk by Kaveh Moussavi, Iranian human rights lawyer 00:23:00
Citizenship, Religious Rights and State Identity in Arab Constitutions: Who Is Free and What Are They Free to Do? 00:22:00
Social Media: Foundations of the Cyber-Society and the Role of Law 00:24:00
Max Watson Memorial Lecture: Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship 00:43:00
William Browder on the State of Law in Putin’s Russia 01:12:00
Neoliberalism Workshop: Contradictions in liberal reforms: The regulation of labour subcontracting 00:27:00
The Neoliberal Construction of Modern Slavery: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers 00:14:00
Neoliberalism as Analytical Starting Point: Possibilities and Problems 00:23:00
Module 11:
Neoliberalism, Trade Unions and the Labour Market: An overview of the core ideological claims 00:19:00
Neoliberalism workshop: Implications for future visions of work and organisation 00:24:00
Can The Referendum Be Democratic? Reflections On The Brexit Process 00:53:00
How Judges Decide 00:41:00
Populism and the Constitution: The Case of Britain in the Wake of the EU Referendum 00:23:00
From Locke on Toleration to the First Amendment 00:41:00
Introduction to Film Screening of Pablo Larrain’s NO 00:10:00
The Constitution in Crisis 2016 00:57:00
European Voices of Dissent and the Constitutional Consequences for the European Union 00:30:00
Beyond the Liberal Constitution: The United States – Taking the Bullying Pulpit 00:31:00
Module 12:
Constitutionalism without Consensus in Contemporary Turkey 00:17:00
Putney Debates 2017 – Session I: Parliament and the People 01:34:00
Putney Debates 2017 – Session II: Changing and Strengthening the Role of the People 01:27:00
Putney Debates 2017 – Session III: Parliament, the Executive, the Courts and the Rule of Law 01:30:00
Putney Debates 2017 – Session IV: Preserving the Liberal Constitution 01:26:00
The Will of the People? The History of Petitioning in Britain and Its Implications for Today 00:39:00
Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World 00:49:00
The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice 00:53:00
Max Watson Annual Lecture: Ethical Business Practice and Regulation 01:02:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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