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Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize Winners

GlassHouse is proud to be a 5 times winner of the Hart-Socio Legal Book Prize, and has been shortlisted for the award again in 2013 for Paul Johnson’s Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights, Erika Rackley's Women, Judging and the Judiciary: From difference to diversity, and Danielle Tyson's, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation.

Previous prize winners include Nicholas Blomley in 2012, Rosie Harding in 2011, David Fraser in 2010, and Katjia Franko Aas and Alan Norrie, both in 2006.

  1. Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights

    By Paul Johnson

    Homosexuality and the European Court of Human Rights is the first book-length study of the Court’s jurisprudence in respect of sexual orientation. It offers a socio-legal analysis of the substantial number of decisions and judgments of the Strasbourg organs on the wide range of complaints brought...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women, Judging and the Judiciary

    From Difference to Diversity

    By Erika Rackley

    Awarded the 2013 Birks Book Prize by the Society of Legal Scholars, Women, Judging and the Judiciary expertly examines debates about gender representation in the judiciary and the importance of judicial diversity. It offers a fresh look at the role of the (woman) judge and the process of judging...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  3. Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation

    By Danielle Tyson

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The partial defence of provocation is one of the most controversial doctrines within the criminal law. It has now been abolished in a number of international jurisdictions. Addressing the trajectory of debates about reform of the provocation defence across different jurisdictions, Sex, Culpability...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  4. Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Series: Social Justice

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Regulating Sexuality

    Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives

    By Rosie Harding

    Series: Social Justice

    Winner of the 2011 SLSA-Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives explores the impact that recent seismic shifts in the legal landscape have had for lesbians and gay men. The last decade has been a time of extensive change in the legal regulation...

    Published March 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Fragility of Law

    Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945

    By David Fraser

    The Fragility of Law examines the ways in which, during the Second World War, the Belgian government and judicial structure became implicated in the identification, exclusion and killing of its Jewish residents, and in the theft - through Aryanization - of Jewish property. David Fraser...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Sentencing in the Age of Information

    From Faust to Macintosh

    By Katja Franko Aas

    How does the fact that we live in information societies reflect on the nature of penal discourse and practice? Applying media and communication studies to sentencing and penal culture, Kate Franko Aas offers a lucid and innovative account of how punishment is adjusting to a new cultural climate...

    Published February 25th 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Law & the Beautiful Soul

    By Alan Norrie

    Starting from concrete legal issues, Alan Norrie develops a critical vision of law in its relation to morality and socio-historical context. Traced historically, the conflicts he describes can be read today in law's treatment of legality and justice, judgment and responsibility. Joint winner...

    Published April 3rd 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish