28 June 2013
CALL FOR ESSAYS/CHAPTERS: Maintaining Law and Order: Essays on Law and Society in History
Edited by Alan Sked and Tony Murphy.
This volume looks at different ways in which society has been regulated historically. It covers public law, codes of honour and social mores, examining the challenges offered to legal order by social elites, social misfits and social outlaws. It looks, in short, at the mechanisms employed in the past to retain social discipline or to create order out of disorder or social breakdown. Essays on a range of topics, covering different centuries and different countries are all welcome for consideration.
Essays should offer original individual interpretation and research on a given topic and be in excess of 8,000 words. If you are interested in contributing, please do get in touch as soon as possible. You will then need to submit a 500 word abstract and a 200 word biography before Monday July 15th. If commissioned, you would then be given 12 months to write the essay.
We look forward to receiving abstracts.
Alan Sked, Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science
Tony Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University