Yet rurality just isn’t all the time made express as an interpretive framework or a methodological consideration. This CRN presents interdisciplinary consideration to the complexity of socio-legal phenomena in rural contexts, and supplies space to further theorize the impacts of rurality on legislation and social processes.
We welcome students from various fields corresponding to economics, political science, sociology, psychology, geography, law, and anthropology. This interdisciplinary group of scholars seeks to understand the social, political, financial, and cultural underpinnings of punishment.
We examine punishment in all its guises, not limited to prisons and executions, or neighborhood corrections, but also in immigrant detention amenities, mental establishments, welfare offices, schools, neighborhoods, and downtown. We examine punishments across time and space, analyzing historic change, international variations, and native variation inside particular person countries. We look at penal policies as established on the organizational, state, and nationwide ranges and punishment in apply, as meted out behind closed doors or on metropolis streets. We study not only punishmentâ€™s origins, but in addition its consequences for society. Ultimately, we study punishment, broadly construed, as it is skilled, constructed, and contested around the world, throughout history.
Concentrators select 3 programs from their concentrationâ€™s record of approved courses as part of their diploma credit score total. They take 5 extra Religious Studies programs (in consultation with department adviser), and take 2 programs from Northwesternâ€™s Legal Studies Program or Political Science Department for a total of 12 credit.
Students have access to a full updated listing each year posted on our departmental web site. The CRN seeks to deliver collectively students who interact with tangible property through the use of empirical knowledge. Our goal is to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialog that brings together students from many different international locations whose common interest is in conducting socio-legal analysis regarding property.
We bring insights from strange language philosophy to the project of an empirical social science, and we read classics of social science for brand new insights in the philosophy of language. We are open to college students with diverse methodologies, backgrounds and pursuits, and are a generally likable bunch.
We examine the use of framing in political communication, as nicely the politics of framing. We examine the role of protests in the Middle East, as well as the influence of new media for the American democratic process.
Work on rurality typically takes place on the margins of different regulation and society subdisciplines. In response, the Law and Rurality CRN seeks to foreground the agricultural, promote interdisciplinary analysis on the intersection of legislation and rural socio-spatiality, and spotlight rurality as a important, compelling area for regulation and society inquiry. Sociolegal work on the rural already touches many substantive areas, together with migration and citizenship, gender and sexuality, social networks, courtroom methods, incarceration and crime, food methods, and racial, ethnic, and sophistication identities.
Politics and language are thus inseparable, and our faculty examine their relation in various and complementary ways. We research how language constructs our political and authorized actuality, in addition to the way it often disrupts it.