The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to…
Law structures our engagement with the economy and the environment: it creates a framework within which people make their decisions and choices.
The open public sphere provides the resources of those identities and values that support liberal democracy, while acknowledging the wounds and blessings of social systems and avoiding the demonization of those with different opinions.
The religious politics of the immigration issue are clear: if comprehensive immigration reform is ever to pass, increasing the level of support (or at least decreasing opposition) among evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons will be essential.
A new opera follows a transgender Muslim from Afghanistan to Chapel Hill.
In examining how a community responds to an event, we can get a better sense of their social world, and the problems that affect it. By observing what happens after an instance of violence, in other words, we see that the ways people manage their grief in those occasions are ways injury or death affects communities.