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Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Manor Road,
Oxford
OX1 3UQ

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01865 (2)84224

Biography

BSc, then MSc, in physics and mathematics, Yerevan State University, 1974, 1976
PhD in sociology, Lithuanian Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, Vilnius 1988
Post-doctoral studies in social policy, London School of Economics, 1992-1993

Marina is a sociologist who specialises in comparative legal cultures, the post-communist transition, and the impact of development issues on the rule of law. She has conducted research in many European and Central Asian countries. As a consultant to the World Bank, the EU, the DfID, the Open Society Institute and the UNDP she has completed a number of official reports on the interaction between law and society in relation to development. Her recent large-scale international project scrutinised the differences in the way people perceive, interpret and use law in their everyday life among the EU countries. Data have been gathered from the UK, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, and Ukraine as an EU 'near-neighbour'.  The research included ethnographic study of the operation of the lowest level civil courts in those countries. Currently Marina is examining the Russian socio-legal tradition from the medieval period to the present.

Position Description

Centre Director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Publications

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  • M Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal (eds), Sociology of Justice in Russia (Cambridge University Press 2017)
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Legal Professionals at Work: Professional Identity and The Rules of the Game' in Kurkchiyan, M and Kubal, A. (eds), Sociology of Justice in Russia (2017)
  • M Kurkchiyan and Marc Hertogh, '“Towards a European Rule of Law? A Comparative Study of Collective Legal Consciousness in the UK, Poland and Bulgaria”' (2016) 12 International Journal of Law in Context
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Civil Courts in Ukraine: a Window into Society ' (2013) Journal of Law and Society (forthcoming)
    ISBN: 1467-6478
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'What to expect from institutional transplants? An experience of setting up media self-regulation in Russia and Bosnia' (2012) 8 International Journal of Law in Context 115
    ISBN: 17445523
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Perception of Law and Social Order: a Cross-National Comparison of Collective Legal Consciousness' (2011) 29 Wisconsin International Law Journal 102
    ISBN: 0743-7951
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Comparing Legal Cultures:Three Models of Court for Small Civil Cases ' (2010) Vol.5 Journal of Comparative Law 169
    ISBN: 1477-0814
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Russian Legal Culture: An Analysis of Adaptive Response to an Institutional Transplant ' (2009) Vol.34 Law and Social Inquiry.
    ISBN: 1747-4469
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Disputes and their Resolution in Russia and China' (2009) Foundation for Law Justice and Society
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Judicial Corruption in the Context of Legal Culture.' in Diana Rodriguez and Linda Ehrichs (eds), Corruption in Judicial Systems (Cambridge university Press for Transparency International 2007)
  • M Kurkchiyan and Doreen McBarnet, 'Contractual Control: Business Regulation of Business' in Doreen McBarnet and Thomas Campbell (eds), New Corporate Accountability: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007)
  • M Kurkchiyan and D McBarnet, 'Corporate social responsibility through contractual control? Global supply chains and ‘other-regulation’' in D McBarnet, A Voiculescu, T Campbell (ed), The New Corporate Accountability: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law (Cambridge University Press 2007)
    ISBN: 978-0-521-86818-1
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Impact of the Transition on the Role of Law in Russia' (2007) 28(3) Recht der Werkelijkheid, Special Issue on ‘Explorations in Legal Cultures' 81
    ISBN: 9789035242234
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Armenian Media in Context: Soviet Heritage, the Politics of Transition, and the Rule of Law, , vol. 13, no. 2, 2006.' (2006) 13 Democratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Societ Democratization, Heldref Publications 266
  • M Kurkchiyan and Edmund Hezig, 'Armenia and the Armenians' in Marina Kurkchiyan with Edmund Herzig (ed), The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity (London: Routledge-Curzon 2005)
    ISBN: 0-700-70639-9
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Society beyond Statistics' in Marina Kurkchiyan with Edmund Herzig (ed), The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity (London: Routledge-Curzon 2005)
  • M Kurkchiyan and Edmund Herzig (eds), The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity (London: Routledge-Curzon 2005)
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Karabagh Conflict: from Soviet Past to Post-Soviet Uncertainty' in Marina Kurkchiyan with Edmund Herzig (ed), The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity (London: Routledge-Curzon 2005)
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Researching Russian Legal Culture' in Reza Banakar and Max Travers (eds), Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research (Hart Publishing 2005)
    ISBN: 1841136255
  • M Kurkchiyan and Denis J. Galligan (eds), Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003)
    ISBN: 0-19-925936
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Non-Regulated Transformation of Health Care in Post-Soviet Countries and its Consequences (in Russian).' (2003) 7 Health Management 7
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'The Illegitimacy of Law in Post-Soviet Societies' in Galligan and Kurkchiyan (eds), Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience (OUP 2003)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-925936-6
  • M Kurkchiyan, 'Civil Courts in Ukraine: a Window into Society ' (2000) Journal of Law and Society 42 pages (forthcoming)

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Research Interests

Comparative legal cultures; The Russian socio-legal tradition; Legal and institutional transplants; Rule of law and development; Courts and judges in their social contexts: socially constructed images and meanings

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