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Making the totally unacceptable slightly more palatable

In this post, Michael Adler examines a recent report on benefit sanctions from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee and considers that its proposals for change are to be welcomed but are disappointing in that they make a system that is unacceptable only slightly more palatable.[1] By Michael Adler In its latest report … Continue reading

New publications explore benefits sanctions and legal consciousness

Two books of interest to the administrative justice community have recently been published. Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment by Michael Adler subjects benefit sanctions in the UK to a critique from the perspective of administrative justice. Nobody’s Law: Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life by Marc Hertogh examines legal consciousness and, through empirical … Continue reading

Research seminar invitation

The Queen Margaret University Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre seminar series showcases research and scholarship exploring issues relating to consumer-business and citizen-state disputes. On 9 November 2016, the first seminar of 2016/ 2017 will feature Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt (Westminster) and Prof Mike Adler (Edinburgh). Naomi will discuss her research on user perceptions of ombuds schemes in … Continue reading

Benefit sanctions: Is the UK an outlier?

by Michael Adler This blog post is based on a paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, held at the University of Lancaster from 5th to 7th April 2015. The author is Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. In … Continue reading