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The Pursuit of Grounded Theory in Agricultural and Environmental Regulation: A Suggested Approach to Empirical Legal Study in Biosecurity
Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2007
Law & Policy
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 493–528, October 2007
How to Cite
OUTHWAITE, O., BLACK, R. and LAYCOCK, A. (2007), The Pursuit of Grounded Theory in Agricultural and Environmental Regulation: A Suggested Approach to Empirical Legal Study in Biosecurity. Law & Policy, 29: 493–528. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2007.00264.x
opi outhwaite is an AHRC Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and is presently engaged in research in the field of International Business and Corruption. In addition she has research interests in biosecurity and environmental law and regulatory studies.
robert black retired from the University of Greenwich in August 2006 as Reader in Biosecurity Law and Risk Assessment. He is currently Key Legal Expert in a three-year European Union-funded project in Russia aiming to improve agricultural trade relations with the EU by approximation of legislation and technical services in the sanitary and phytosanitary area.
angela laycock is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Greenwich. Her current teaching is in Human Rights Law and Torts. Her main research interest (through the Centre for Empirical Studies in Law and Regulation) is grounded theory in law and its analytical and pedagogical uses in the monitoring of legislation and legal education.
- Issue online: 19 SEP 2007
- Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2007
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