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prof. dr. M.L.M. Hertogh

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies

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Marc Hertogh (1968) is Full Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (University of Oxford). He studied law at Leiden University and at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

His research focuses on public opinion about law, with a special interest in legal consciousness, legal pluralism, and administrative justice.

Marc Hertogh is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law in Context (Cambridge University Press). He is also a member the Advisory Board of the Dutch/Flemish Law & Society Review and he acts as the Law and Society correspondent for the Dutch Lawyers’ Journal (NJB).

His research has been published in leading journals such as Law and Policy, Journal of Law and Society, Social & Legal Studies, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Jurisprudence, International Journal of Law in Context, Legisprudence, Journal of Comparative Law.

His recent books include Judicial Review and Bureaucratic Impact (Cambridge University Press, 2004) (with Simon Halliday) and Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Hart Publishing, 2009).

He is currently working on a monograph, Nobody's Law: Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life (forthcoming, Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies 2018). He is also co-editing the Research Handbook on the Ombudsman (with Richard Kirkham) (forthcoming, Edward Elgar 2018) and The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice (with Joe Tomlinson, Richard Kirkham, Robert Thomas) (under contract, Oxford University Press).

Marc Hertogh is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Council for the Judiciary and he has been an adviser to several government departments and committees in the Netherlands, including the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the National Ombudsman, and the Public Prosecution Service.

He is a member of the Law and Society Association (LSA), the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) and the Dutch/Flemish Law and Society Association (VSR).

Recent Publications (for list of publications, see "Research"):

- M. Hertogh (2016), 'When Politics Comes into Play, Law is No Longer Law': Images of Collective Legal Consciousness in the UK, Poland and Bulgaria', International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 404-419 (with Marina Kurkchiyan). [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2016), 'Your Rule of Law is Not Mine: Rethinking Empirical Approaches to EU Rule of Law Promotion', Asia Europe Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 43-59. DOI: 10.1007/s10308-015-0434-x [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2015) 'What Moves Joe Driver? How Perceptions of Legitimacy Shape Regulatory Compliance among Dutch Traffic Offenders', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 214-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2014.09.001 [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2014), 'No Justice, No Peace!' Conceptualizing Legal Alienation in the Aftermath of the Trayvon Martin Case, in: R. Nobles & D. Schiff (Eds.), Law, Society and Community: Socio-Legal Essays in Honour of Roger Cotterrell. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 187-206. ISBN 978 1 4724 0982 9. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2014), Access to Legal Services for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, in: B. Hubeau & A. Terlouw (Eds.), Legal Aid in the Low Countries. Cambridge: Intersentia, pp. 123-139. ISBN 978 1 78068 256 3 (with H. Winter & O. Couwenberg).

- M. Hertogh (2013), 'Why the Ombudsman Does Not Promote Public Trust in Government: Lessons from the Low Countries,' Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 245-258. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2013), 'A Sociology of the Rule of Law: Why, What, Where? And Who Cares?', Recht der Werkelijkheid: Tijdschrift voor de sociaalwetenschappelijke bestudering van het recht, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 42-46. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2012), ‘Rescuing Living Law From Jurisprudence,’ Jurisprudence. An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 135-152. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2012), 'Mind the (New) Gap: A Selective Survey of Current Law and Society Research in the Netherlands,' International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 137-153. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2012), 'The Curious Case of Dutch Legal Culture: A Reassessment of Survey Evidence,' Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 146-168. [full text]

Reprinted in: D. Nelken, (Ed.), Using Legal Culture. London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing 2012, 189-217. ISBN 978 085 490 1180. 

- Marc Hertogh et al. (2011), National Judges as European Union Judges. Knowledge, Experience and Attitudes of Lower Court Judges in Germany and the Netherlands. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing. ISBN 978 94 90947 33 0 (with Tobias Nowak, Fabian Amtenbrink and Mark Wissink).

- Hertogh, M. (2011), 'Loyalists, Cynics and Outsiders. Who Are the Critics of the Justice System in the UK and the Netherlands?,' International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 31-46. [full text]

- Hertogh, M. (2010), 'Crime and Custom in the Dutch Construction Industry,' Legisprudence, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 307-326. [full text]

- Hertogh, M. (2010), Through the Eyes of Bureaucrats: How Front-Line Officials Understand Administrative Justice, in: M. Adler (Ed.), Administrative Justice in Context. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 203-225. ISBN 978 1 84113 928 9. [full text]

- Marc Hertogh (Ed.) (2009), Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Oñati International Series in Law and Society). Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp 1-280. ISBN 978 1 84113 897 8.

- Hertogh, M. (2009), 'What's in a Handshake? Legal Equality and Legal Consciousness in the Netherlands,' Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 221-239. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2008), What is Non-State Law? Mapping the Other Hemisphere of the Legal World, in: J .van Schooten & J.M. Verschuuren (Eds.), International Governance and Law: State Regulation and Non-State Law. Cheltenham/Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 11-30. ISBN 978 1 84720 727 2. [full text]

Reprinted in: Paul Groarke (Ed.), Legal Theories: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy of Law. Canada: Oxford University Press 2013 (online Additional Readings; Ch. 19: Globalization: The International Law and the Doctrine of Sovereignty Are Changing).

- Marc Hertogh and Simon Halliday  (eds.) (2004), Judicial Review and Bureaucratic Impact: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 1-315. ISBN 0 521 83918 1. 

- Hertogh, M. (2004), A 'European' Conception of Legal Consciousness: Rediscovering Eugen Ehrlich, Journal of Law and Society ,Vol. 31, No. 4 , pp. 457-481. [full text]

- M. Hertogh (2001), Coercion, Cooperation, and Control: Understanding the Policy Impact of Administrative Courts and the Ombudsman in the Netherlands, Law & Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 47-67. [full text]

Reprinted in: Coerzione, Cooperazione e Controllo: Capire il Policy Impact dei Tribunali Amministrativi e dell’Ombudsman nei Paesi Bassi, in: Marco A. Quiroz Vitale (Ed.), Il Difensore Civico e la Burocrazia. Diritto, Discrezionalità e Controllo. Milano/Udine: Mimesis Edizione 2010, pp. 95-120. ISBN 978 88 5750 147 5.

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