Bronwen Morgan

Bronwen Morgan is Professor of Socio-legal Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. She was previously Harold Woods Research Fellow in Law at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies and Wadham College, University of Oxford (2002-2005), and Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford (1999-2001). She holds a Ph.D. (2000) from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Department at the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree (1991) and B.A. in English and French Literature (1988) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the political economy of regulatory reform, the intersection between regulation and social and economic human rights, and global governance. Her 2003 monograph Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition was awarded the Hart Socio-Legal Prize for Early Career Academics in 2004. The book traces the ways in which economic rationality increasingly shapes both regulatory governance and collective identity, using Australian regulatory reform policy as a case study. Her current research explores globalised struggles over socio-economic rights that revolve around axes of conflict between national and local control, and between market efficiency and human rights. She recently completed a project focusing on private sector participation in water delivery to households, its consequences and the patterns of social protest it generates in six different national contexts. Recent publications appear in Social and Legal Studies, the Journal of Consumer Policy, the European Journal of International Law and edited volumes including Making Global Self-Regulation Effective in Developing Countries ( eds Brown and Woods, Oxford University Press 2007); Consumption and Citizenship (ed Trentmann and Soper, Palgrave 2007); Governance and Consumption: Agency and Resistance (eds Bevir and Trentmann, Palgrave 2007), Public Accountability, (ed. Michael Dowdle, Cambridge University Press 2006) and Institutions and Public Law: Comparative Approaches (eds. Tom Ginsburg and Robert Kagan, Peter Lang 2005).

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