Publications


media shows

2017. Host and moderator for Policing, “To Serve or Protect?” and “Old Cops, New Expectations.” CBC IDEAS, June 2017.

edited volumes

Christensen, Mikkel and Ron Levi, eds. Forthcoming. International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives. Routledge.

Levi, Ron and John Hagan, with the collaboration of Sara Dezalay. Guest editor for two special issues of Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, on Pacifier et Punir ("To Bring Peace and to Punish").

articles and chapters

Levi, Ron. 2017. “Respect of Law or Respect through Law?”. Ethnic and Racial Studies 40:1251-1260.

Christensen, Mikkel and Ron Levi. Forthcoming. “An Internationalized Criminal Justice: Paths of Law and Paths of Police.” In Christensen, Mikkel and Ron Levi, eds. Forthcoming. International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives. Routledge.

Wong, Wendy, Ron Levi and Julia Deutsch. Forthcoming. “The Ford Foundation: Building and Domesticating the Field of Human Rights.” Forthcoming in Seabrooke, L. and L. Henriksen, eds., Professional Networks in Transnational Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stein, Janice Gross and Ron Levi. Conditional Accept. "Testing Deterrence by Denial: Experimental Results from Criminology."

Levi, Ron, Sara Dezalay and Michael Amiraslani. 2016. "Prosecutorial Strategies and Opening Statements: Justifying International Prosecutions from the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg through to the International Criminal Court." Comparativ: Journal for Global History and Comparative Studies 26(4):58-73.

Levi, Ron, John Hagan and Sara Dezalay. 2016. "International Courts in Atypical Political Environments: The Interplay of Prosecutorial Strategy, Evidence, and Court Authority in International Criminal Law." Law and Contemporary Problems 79:289-314.

Cheung, Carmen and Ron Levi. 2016. “Counter-Terrorism Strategies and Risk Management: Containing or Dislocating Risk?” Justice Report 31:36-39.

Dersnah, Megan and Ron Levi. 2016. “Human Rights Indicators and Boundaries of Accountability and Opportunity.” Pp.271-289 in T. Kahana and A. Scolnicov, eds. Boundaries of State, Boundaries of Rights: Human Rights, Private Actors, and Positive Obligations. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Stein, Janice Gross and Ron Levi. 2015. “The Social Psychology of Denial: Deterring Terrorism.” Journal of International Law and Politics 47:409-438.

Levi, Ron and Janice Gross Stein. 2015. “The Complex Ecology of Policing, Trust, and Community Partnerships in Counterterrorism.” Pp.203-209 in After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe and Around the Globe, edited by S. Toope & E. Iacobucci. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Jenson, Jane and Ron Levi. 2013. “Narratives and Regimes of Social and Human Rights: The Jackpines of the Neoliberal Era.” Pp. 69-98 in Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era, edited by P. Hall & M. Lamont. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Taylor, Judith, Ron Levi and Ronit Dinovitzer. 2012. “Homeland Tourism, Emotion and Identity Labor.” Du Bois Review 9:67-85.

Levi, Ron and John Hagan. 2012. “Lawyers, Humanitarian Emergencies, and the Politics of Large Numbers.” Pp. 13-47 in Lawyers and the Construction of Transnational Justice, edited by Y. Dezalay & B. Garth. New York: Routledge.

Levi, Ron. 2011. "Class and Criminal Justice in Neoliberal Times: Wacquant Dissects the Penal State" (review essay). Punishment and Society 13:480-488.

Dinovitzer, Ronit, John Hagan and Ron Levi. 2009. "Immigration and Youthful Illegalities in a Global Edge City." Social Forces 88:337-372. <link>

Levi, Ron. 2009. "Gated Communities in Law's Gaze: Material Forms and the Production of a Social Body in Legal Adjudication." Law & Social Inquiry 34:635-669. <link>

Levi, Ron. 2009. "Making Counter-Law: On Having No Apparent Purpose in Chicago." British Journal of Criminology 49:131-149.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2008. "Auditable Community: The Moral Order of Megan's Law." British Journal of Criminology 48:583-603.  <link>

Levi, Ron and Heather Schoenfeld. 2008. "Médiation et droit pénal international: Le façonnage des outils de poursuite des crimes de guerre" ("Mediating International Criminal Law: Forging The Tools of War Crimes Prosecution"). Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 174:4-23.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2008. "Loitering in the City That Works: On Circulation, Activity, and Police in Governing Urban Space." Pp. 178-199, 254-262 in Police and the Liberal State, edited by M.D. Dubber & M. Valverde. Stanford: Stanford University Press.  <link>

Levi, Ron and Mariana Valverde. 2008. "Studying Law by Association: Bruno Latour Goes to the Conseil d'Etat" (review essay). Law & Social Inquiry 33:805-825.  <link>

Levi, Ron and John Hagan. 2008. "Penser les « Crimes de Guerre»" ("On the Thinkability of War Crimes"). Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 173:6-21.  <link>

Hagan, John, Ron Levi and Ronit Dinovitzer. 2008. "The Symbolic Violence of the Crime-Immigration Nexus: Migrant Mythologies in the Americas" (policy essay). Criminology & Public Policy 7:95-112.  <link>

Schoenfeld, Heather, Ron Levi and John Hagan. 2007. "Crises extrêmes et institutionnalisation du droit pénal international" ("Extreme Crises and the Institutionalization of International Criminal Law"). Critique Internationale 36(3):37-54.  <link>

Hagan, John and Ron Levi. 2007. "Justiciability as Field Effect: When Sociology Meets Human Rights." Sociological Forum 22:372-380.  <link>

Levi, Ron and Mariana Valverde. 2006. "Freedom of the City: Canadian Cities and the Quest for Governmental Status." Osgoode Hall Law Journal 44:409-461.  <link>

Valverde, Mariana and Ron Levi. 2006. "Gobernando la comunidad, gobernando a través de la comunidad" ("Governing Community, Governing Through Community"). Delito y Sociedad: Revista de Ciencias Sociales 22:5-30.  <link>

Levi, Ron and John Hagan. 2006. "International Police." Pp. 207-247 in The New Police Science: The Police Power in Domestic and International Governance, edited by M.D. Dubber & M. Valverde. Stanford: Stanford University Press.  <link>

Hagan, John, Ron Levi and Gabrielle Ferrales. 2006. "Swaying the Hand of Justice: The Internal and External Dynamics of Regime Change at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia." Law & Social Inquiry 31:585-616.  <link>

Hagan, John and Ron Levi. 2005. "Crimes of War and the Force of Law." Social Forces 83:1499-1534.  <link>

Valverde, Mariana, Ron Levi and Dawn Moore. 2005. "Legal Knowledges of Risks." Pp. 86-120 in Law and Risk, edited by the Law Commission of Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.  <link>

Hagan, John and Ron Levi. 2004. "Social Skill, the Milosevic Indictment, and the Rebirth of International Criminal Justice." European Journal of Criminology 1:445-475.  <link>

Levi, Ron and Mariana Valverde. 2001. "Knowledge on Tap: Police Science and 'Common Knowledge' in the Legal Regulation of Drunkenness." Law & Social Inquiry 26:201-228.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2000. "The Mutuality of Risk and Community: The Adjudication of Community Notification Statutes." Economy & Society 29:578-601.  <link>

Janisch, Hudson and Ron Levi. 1997. "Criminal Justice From the Bottom-Up: Some Thoughts on Police Rulemaking Processes." Pp. 243-278 in The Province of Administrative Law, edited by M. Taggart. Oxford: Hart.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 1997. "The Provision of Legal Aid Services under the Young Offenders Act." Pp. 691-771 in Report of the Ontario Legal Aid Review: A Blueprint for Publicly Funded Legal Services, vol. 3, chaired by J.D. McCamus. Toronto: Ontario Legal Aid Review.  <link>

minor publications

Levi, Ron. Forthcoming. Review of American Memories: Atrocities and the Law, by J. Savelsberg & R. King. Law & Society Review [expanded and revised version also published in Culture: American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of Culture Newsletter, 2014].

Levi, Ron. 2008. Introduction to Les Roberts, "Exposé relatif au nombre de morts en Irak aux membres du Congrès américain Ron Paul et Dennis Kucinich" ("Briefing Regarding Deaths in Iraq to Congressmen Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich"). Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales 174:45-46.

Levi, Ron. 2005. Review of The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism, by D. Kennedy. Journal of Law and Society 32:493-497.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2005. Review of La fabrique du droit: Une ethnographie du Conseil d’Etat, by B. Latour. Law, Culture and the Humanities 1:137-139.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2002. Review of Crime, Risk and Justice: The Politics of Crime Control in Liberal Democracies, edited by K. Stenson & R.R. Sullivan. British Journal of Criminology 41:451-453.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 2000. Review of Vigilant Citizens: Vigilantism and the State, by R. Abrahams. British Journal of Criminology 40:768-771.  <link>

Levi, Ron. 1995. Review of Beyond the Law: Crime in Complex Organizations, vol. 18, Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, edited by M. Tonry & A.J. Reiss. Canadian Journal of Law & Society 10:274-276.  <link>

work in progress

Wong, Wendy, Ron Levi and Julia Deutsch. “The Ford Foundation: Building and Domesticating the Field of Human Rights.”

Stein, Janice Gross and Ron Levi. “Testing Deterrence by Denial: Experimental Results from Criminology.”

Hagan, John and Ron Levi. “Multiscalar Approaches to Human Rights and Public Health: Mass Incarceration and the Universal Periodic Review.” 

Levi, Ron. "Law, Community and the Governance of Crime." Paper in progress for Annual Review of Law & Social Science.

Schoenfeld, Heather, Ron Levi and John Hagan. "Path Dependency, Institutional Change, and the Politics of International Criminal Law."

Levi, Ron and John Hagan. "The Spoken Body: Expert Knowledges in International Criminal Law."

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