Anneke Smit co-editor of Onati Socio-Legal Series edition

A dedicated edition of the peer-reviewed journal, the Onati Socio-Legal Series, edited by Professor Emerita Jane Matthews Glenn of McGill University, Professor Anneke Smit of Windsor Law, and Véronique Fortin, PhD candidate at University of California-Irvine, was published on 2 March 2015.  

The title of the journal issue is “Indignation, Socio-Economic Inequality and the Role of Law“; it includes 15 articles by researchers from Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America, and several countries of Western Europe.  Many of the papers touch on city-related issues including access to housing, land use, and regulation of public spaces.

The articles stem from a workshop of the same name held at the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain.  They take as their unifying point the Occupy and Indignés/Indignados movements which arose on both sides of the Atlantic in the early years of this decade, protesting the growing wealth disparity between the “1% and the 99%”.   

An article by Windsor Law’s Dr. Smit, entitled  “Expropriation and the Socio-economic Status of Neighbourhoods in Canada: Equal Sharing of the Public Interest Burden?” appears in the collection.

The primary workshop funding, as well as publication support, was granted by the Onati Institute on a competitive basis, and was supplemented by a Connections Grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and financial support from Windsor Law, McGill Law and the University of California-Irvine.   

Read the full announcement here and find the full, open-access, edition here

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