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Dr Tom Webb

Dr Tom Webb

Academic Fellow

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594570

Affiliations

Law School

Tom  is conducting research into public law, particularly the theory of constitutionalism, and the use of complexity theory (a systems theory) as a critical device in law.  In addition to this Tom has also written on the theory of autopoiesis.


Tom is also interested in administrative justice in the tribunals system, particularly as regards immigration and mental health tribunals.

PhD Supervision Interests

Public law, constitutional theory, administrative justice, tribunals, jurisprudence, systems theory, complexity theory, autopoiesis, critical legal studies

Research Interests

Public law (theory of constitutionalism, sovereignty, globalisation, public law and realism, public law and interpretivism), systems theory thinking (complexity theory, autopoiesis, chaos theory, ANT), administrative law (tribunal system, immigration & asylum and mental health tribunals).

Web Links

Law school staff page: www.lancs.ac.uk/law/Tom-Webb/

Academia.edu: lancs.academia.edu/TomWebb

Twitter: @Tom_E_Webb

 

Law and Systems Theory Network: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/networks/lastnet/

Current Teaching

2013-2014

Michaelmas

Law 102/213c - Public Law (2009 - present)

 

Lent

Law 205 Grievances and the State

Law 327 Jurisprudence

 

 

Previous teaching

Law 103r Law of Torts (2009-2013)

Career Details

Tom studied for his LL.B (Hons) between 2006 and 2009.  In October 2009, having secured funding through a Lancaster University PhD Studentship Award, he began a PhD on constitutionalism and complexity theory.  He successfully defended his thesis in May 2013.

 

Between October 2009 and September 2012 Tom was employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant as part of his Studentship. Since September 2012, Tom has been employed by Lancaster University Law School as a Faculty Academic Fellow (Lecturer).

Additional Information

Tom is an Admissions Tutor in the Law School and is also a member of Cartmel College SCR where he holds the position of Praelector (Vice-Dean).

Thesis Title

What can a complexity approach to the analysis of the theory of constitutionalism offer public law?

Supervised By

Dr Barbara Mauthe

Dr Sara Fovargue

Selected Publications

Critical Legal Studies and a complexity approach: some initial observations for Law and policy

Webb, T. 2014 Handbook on complexity and public policy. Geyer, R. & Cairney, P. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Realism and analysis within public law

Mauthe, B. & Webb, T. 04/2013 In: Liverpool Law Review. 34, 1, p. 27-46 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Exploring system boundaries

Webb, T. 2013 In: Law and Critique. 24, 2, p. 131-151 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

In the multiverse what is real?: Luhmann, complexity and ANT

Mauthe, B. & Webb, T. 2013 Luhman observed: radical theoretical encounters. La Cour, A. & Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

In Press

Critical Legal Studies and a complexity approach: some initial observations for Law and policy

Webb, T. 2014 Handbook on complexity and public policy. Geyer, R. & Cairney, P. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Tracing an outline of legal complexity

Webb, T. 12/2014 In: Ratio Juris. 27, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Realism and analysis within public law

Mauthe, B. & Webb, T. 04/2013 In: Liverpool Law Review. 34, 1, p. 27-46 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Exploring system boundaries

Webb, T. 2013 In: Law and Critique. 24, 2, p. 131-151 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

In the multiverse what is real?: Luhmann, complexity and ANT

Mauthe, B. & Webb, T. 2013 Luhman observed: radical theoretical encounters. La Cour, A. & Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Review: Adrian Vermeule, The System of the Constitution

Webb, T. 11/2012 In: Modern Law Review. 75, 6, p. 1182-1188 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Law and Systems Theory Network

    02/05/2011 →
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