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    Jacobson, Jessica (2020) Introduction. In: Jacobson, Jessica and Cooper, Penny (eds.) Participation in Courts and Tribunals: Concepts, Realities and Aspirations. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press. ISBN 9781529211290. (In Press)

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    This introductory chapter describes the background to the study on participation in courts and tribunals which forms the basis of this volume. The chapter notes that is a long-established legal principle in England and Wales that people should be able to participate effectively in the court and tribunal proceedings that directly concern them, and briefly outlines some of the contrasting ways in which this principle is expressed in law. It is observed that, despite the significance of participation as a legal principle, it has to date been subject to little critical analysis or empirical investigation. The chapter sets out the broad parameters of the study, which entailed national and international policy analysis along with qualitative empirical research in a range of court and tribunal settings, with the aims of examining what participation means, why it matters, and what factors support and impede it.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Participation; courts; tribunals; empirical research; policy analysis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Jessica Jacobson
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 10:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:00


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