About Brian Christopher Jones
Currently I'm a Lecturer in Public Law at Liverpool Hope University. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan's highest academic research institution.
My research interests are in British and American public law (constitutional and administrative law), comparative public law, socio-legal studies, democratic theory, civil disobedience, and IT law and policy. Currently I’m analysing the effects of political and legal constitutionalism (and how to effectively balance the two), the implications of constitutional idolatry and judicial supremacy, and the interaction between social media and the law. I currently have an edited collection under contract with Ashgate about the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements. Additionally, I have a monograph under contract with Springer regarding 'The Ascent of the Political Statute'.
I hold a PhD in Law from the University of Stirling; an MA in Criminology, Law & Society from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessing the Constitutionality of Legislation: Constitutional Review in Taiwan's ...
Asia Pacific Law Review (2015)
This article examines the constitutional interpretative authority of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, while incorporating international viewpoints on constitutional review primarily from ...
Plain Language Prospects in American Public Law: Insiders Weigh In
American University Modern American (2013)
While many international lawmaking jurisdictions have incorporated plain language principles for statutory drafting, the United States remains reluctant, and subsequently ...
Transatlantic Perspectives On Humanised Public Law Campaigns: Personalising And Depersonalising ...
This exploratory article uses interviews from lawmakers, government officials, bill drafters and parliamentary journalists from Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and ...