Professor and Director of Research
- Legal Cultures and Comparative Law
- Legal Profession and Legal Education
- Socio-Legal Theory and Method
Reza Banakar’s research and publications are in the areas of law and social theory, socio-legal methodology, legal cultures, ethnic discrimination, public ombudsmen, law and literature, and rights. His current projects include:
- A Legal Education for 21st Century Scandinavia:This project explores the impending challenges to law and the legal profession in Scandinavia, and asks which type of legal education can best prepare lawyers to meet these challenges?
- Law, Governance and Community: This project explores the role of law in the governance of late modern communities. The point of departure for this project is the London Riots in August 2011.
- Law and Culture in Modern Iran: Funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. Further interviews and a conference are planned as part of this project. More information.
- Normativity in Legal Sociology: A book project on the methodological limits of socio-legal analysis
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- Contrasting Criminal Justice: Getting from here to there. Edited by David Nelken. Ashgate/Dartmouth 2000
- Integrating Reciprocal Perspectives: On Georges Gurvitch’s Theory of Immediate Jural Experience
- Review of Organised Cooperation Facing Law: An Anthropological Study, by PER STJERNQUIST
- “A Passage to ‘India’: Toward a Transformative Interdisciplinary Discourse on Law and Society”
- Book Reviews : BRIAN Z. TAMANAHA, Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997
- Doorkeepers of the Law: A Socio-Legal Study of Ethnic Discrimination in Sweden
- Samtal som konfliktlösning: En granskning av den svenska lagen mot etnisk diskriminering
Reza Banakar, Professor and Director of Research, was previously, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the Department of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of Westminster, London, and Paul Dodyk Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.