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The Pitcairn Prosecutions, Paper Legal Systems, and the Rule of Law

Dawn Oliver

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter summarizes the Privy Council decision. The judgments do not convey much about the realities of life on Pitcairn and of the relationship between the island and the British government. The ... More


Paper Citizens: How Illegal Immigrants Acquire Citizenship in Developing Countries

Kamal Sadiq

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195371222
eISBN:
9780199852178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371222.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book reveals that most of the world's illegal immigrants are not migrating directly to the US, but to countries in the vast developing world. And when they arrive in countries like India and ... More


Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More


Making (a) difference: building the political machine

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the local Conservative Party's planning for the 2003 local government and Scottish Parliamentary elections, and explores how local Conservatives sought to build a ... More


The Purloined Prisoner

Sora Y. Han

in Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines letter writing as a formal, internally produced limit to the erosion of prisoners’ First Amendment right to expression. It details how mass incarceration and its administration ... More


Doing the Legal Stuff

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents guidelines for doing the legal stuff necessary for a worker center to operate. In order to hire staff and operate as a nonprofit, there are a good number of paperwork things ... More


“Narcissists,” “Liars,” Process, and Paper: The Dilemmas and Solutions of Grievance Handlers

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness

in Appealing to Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520284173
eISBN:
9780520959835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284173.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter traces the impact of the conflicting logics of rights and carceral control on prison staff. Almost all of these staff acknowledged that filing a grievance is a legitimate prisoner right ... More


Maintaining Relationships with Informants

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

in Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The actual activities, strategies, and processes of how law enforcement officials work with and manage confidential informants is explicated in this chapter. Here the processes of working within (and ... More


Documentary Agency: Institutional Dispositions toward Gender and Rape Myths

Sameena Mulla

in The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on documents used to record the findings of sexual assault forensic examinations and how they might preserve and proliferate many problematic and damaging attitudes about sexual ... More


Observing By Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Omar W. Nasim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084374
eISBN:
9780226084404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084404.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There can be little doubt that it was because of the giant telescopes that were being built at the end of the 18th and for most of the 19th century that the modern study of nebulae began. Also of ... More


Paperwork

Michael Zakim

in Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

An American “knowledge economy” was not put in place, operating through an extensive network of information industries that specialized in credit, insurance, communications, and transportation, as ... More


Structured mayhem: the organised yet chaotic nature of court proceedings

Jessica Jacobson, Gillian Hunter, and Amy Kirby

in Inside Crown Court: Personal experiences and questions of legitimacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447317050
eISBN:
9781447309901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317050.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

There are many chaotic aspects to the public performances played out in the Crown Court: key participants in trials and other hearings do not turn up when they are supposed to; equipment fails to ... More


Introduction

Chris A. Williams

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975: From parish constable to national computer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719084294
eISBN:
9781781707975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084294.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book looks at the history of systems within police forces. It traces four main innovations: the ‘new’ police themselves; real-time communications; control systems based on radio; and ... More


Conclusion: Participatory Bureaucracy

Matthew S. Hull

in Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272149
eISBN:
9780520951884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272149.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter offers some final thoughts on the findings derived from previous chapters, highlighting the aspects of paperwork that are harder to see in the smooth flow of bureaucratic ... More


Paper Technologies: Doing and Documenting

Jack Levinson

in Making Life Work: Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650811
eISBN:
9781452946054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650811.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the techniques for monitoring, assessment, and intervention that shape what counselors can see, know, and do at Driggs House. A significant part of the work at Driggs House ... More


Translating Practices and Normative Orders

Tobias Berger

in Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198807865
eISBN:
9780191845666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807865.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses, firstly, the translation of a key practice of the rule of law—the formal documentation of court proceedings in writing. It shows how the grassroots-level NGO fieldworkers do ... More


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