Professor Bronwen   Morgan
Professor

Professor Bronwen Morgan

Ph.D. (Jurisprudence and Social Policy)              University of California at Berkeley, 2000
LL.B. (Honours, Class 1)                                      University of Sydney, Australia, 1992
B.A.  (Honours, Class 1, University Medal)          University of Sydney, Australia, 1989
 

Law & Justice
Sch of Law Society&Criminology

I joined UNSW Law School in October 2012, having taught at the University of Bristol, UK for seven years as Professor of Socio-legal Studies. Prior to Bristol, I taught at the University of Oxford for six years in association with the Centre for Socio-legal Studies, and both St Hilda’s College (1999-2001) and Wadham College (2002-2005). A very long time ago, I taught at the University of Sydney Law School. I am currently Professor of Law at UNSW Law.

My research has long focused on transformations of the regulatory state in both national-comparative and transnational contexts, with a particular interest in the interaction between the technocratic interstices of regulation and collective commitments to democracy, conviviality and ecological sustainability. More recently, I have focused on new and diverse economies, mostly of the kind affiliated with solidarity and the creation of a commons, and the tensions between these and recent developments in sharing or platform economies. Empirically I have most recently explored energy, food, water and new kinds of lawyers.

Past projects include research on access to urban water services in comparative perspective (funded by the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council); two projects with Navroz Dubash of the Centre for Policy Studies in India, funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada (on the rise of the regulatory state in the developing world and on sub-national and local dimensions of climate change policy in developing countries, particularly India and South Africa); and an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on legal and regulatory support structures for social activists and social enterprises responding to climate change in Australia and the UK.

My ongoing work is on new legal models for social enterprise and emerging solidarity or commons-based economies, with a particular focus on platform cooperativism. I have also recently concluded two projects as a PLuS Alliance Fellow: one on urban agriculture and the other on bottom-up participatory approaches to implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Phone
+61 2 93857727

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D, 2020, 'Diverse legalities: Pluralism and Instrumentalism', in Gibson K; Dombrowski K (ed.), Handbook of Diverse Economies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 323 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788119962.00047
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; McDermont M; Innes M, 2020, 'Towards an Organic Model of Regulation’', in McDermont M; Cole T; Newman J; Piccini A (ed.), Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating for Engagement, Policy Press, Bristol, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvvsqcb1.18?refreqid=excelsior%3A38e5925d14dcd2e286c3eb2026847378#metadata_info_tab_contents
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2019, 'Transcending the Corporation: Social Enterprise, Cooperatives and Commons-Based Governance', in Clarke T; O'Brien J; O'Kelley CRT (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Corporation, Oxford University Press, pp. 667 - 686, https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198737063.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780198737063-e-28
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2018, 'The Multi-Scalar Regulatory Challenge of the Sharing Economy from the Perspective of Platform Cooperativism and the Social and Solidarity Economy', in Davidson N; Finck M; Infranca J (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108255882
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D, 2017, 'Sharing Subjects and Legality: Ambiguities in Moving Beyond Neoliberalism', in Assembling Neoliberalism, Palgrave Macmillan US, pp. 219 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58204-1_11
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D, 2017, 'Sharing Subjects and Legality: Ambiguities in Moving Beyond Neoliberalism', in Higgins V; Larner W (ed.), Assembling Neoliberalism, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, pp. 219 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58204-1
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; McNeill J; Blomfeld I, 2017, 'THE LEGAL ROOTS OF A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT ECONOMY: NEW KINDS OF LEGAL ENTITIES, NEW KINDS OF LAWYERS?', in Levy R; O'Brien M; Rice S; Ridge P; Thornton M (ed.), NEW DIRECTIONS FOR LAW IN AUSTRALIA: ESSAYS IN CONTEMPORARY LAW REFORM, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 399 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/NDLA.09.2017
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Sterrett S; Morgan B, 2015, 'Regulation and Administration', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, pp. 160 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.86103-6
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2015, 'Upside Down and Inside Out: Regulators and Regulatory Processes in Contemporary Perspective', in Sarat A; Ewick P (ed.), The Handbook of Law and Society, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 150 - 167
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Dubash NK; Morgan B, 2013, 'The Embedded Regulatory State: Between Rules and Deals', in The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South, pp. 278 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0017
    Edited Books | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan PB, 2013, The Intersection of Rights and Regulation New Directions in Sociolegal Scholarship, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
    Edited Books | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Dubash N; Morgan B, (ed.), 2013, The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies, Oxford University Press
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Dubash N; Morgan B, 2013, 'The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: The Infrastructure of Development', in Dubash N; Morgan B (ed.), The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies, OUP Oxford, pp. 1 - 26
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Dubash N; Morgan B, 2013, 'The Embedded Regulatory State: Between Rules and Deals', in Morgan B; Dubash N (ed.), The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies, Oxford University press, Oxford, pp. 279 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0017
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan BB, 2012, 'Rights and Regulation as a Framework for Exploring Reverse Legal Transfers: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in the Bolivian Water Sector', in Gillespie J; Nicholson P; Nicholson P (ed.), Law and Development and the Global Discourses of Legal Transfers, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 82 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139093576.006
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    McDermont M; Morgan B; Cowan D, 2012, 'Socio-legal Studies Module: the Bristol Experience', in Hunter C (ed.), Integrating Socio-legal Studies Into the Law Curriculum, Palgrave MacMillan, UK
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2012, 'The Limits of Transnational Transformations of the State: Comparative Regulatory Regimes in Water Service Delivery', in Shaffer GC (ed.), Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change, Cambridge University Press, pp. 180 - 211
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan BB, 2012, 'Rights and Regulation as a Framework for Exploring Reverse Legal Transfers: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in the Bolivian Water Sector', in Law and Society, pp. 82 - 119
    Books | 2011
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2011, Water on Tap Rights and Regulation in the Transnational Governance of Urban Water Services, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511974823
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2009, 'The limits of transnational transformations of the state: Comparative regulatory regimes in the delivery of urban water services', in Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change, pp. 180 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139206662.007
    Books | 2009
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2009, Foreword, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203863527
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan BB, 2008, 'Consuming without Paying: Stealing or Campaigning? The Civic Implications of Civil Disobedience around Access to Water', in Soper K; Trentmann F (ed.), Citizenship and Consumption, Palgrave Macmillan
    Books | 2007
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Yeung K, 2007, An Introduction to Law and Regulation Text and Materials, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2007, 'The Intersection of Rights and Regulation: New Directions in Sociolegal Scholarship', in Morgan B (ed.), The Intersection of Rights and Regulation: New Directions in Sociolegal Scholarship, pp. 1 - 20
    Books | 2003
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2003, Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition The Bureaucratic Politics of Regulatory Justification, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Thorpe A; Cooper D, 2021, 'The hopeful edges of power: Radical governance and acting ‘as if’', Griffith Review, vol. 73, pp. 233 - 245, https://www.griffithreview.com/articles/the-hopeful-edges-of-power/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2020, 'Law in context as terrestrial politics?', International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 16, pp. 469 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744552320000221
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Thorpe A, 2018, 'Introduction: Law for a new economy: Enterprise, sharing, regulation', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 45, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jols.12075
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2018, 'Legal Models Beyond the Corporation in Australia: Plugging a Gap or Weaving a Tapestry?', Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 14, pp. 180 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-02-2017-0011
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2018, 'The sharing economy', Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 14, pp. 351 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-101317-031201
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2018, 'Telling stories beautifully: Hybrid legal forms in the new economy', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 45, pp. 64 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jols.12079
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Bai S; Bhaskar J, 2018, 'Competitive Neutrality and the Challenge of Social Enterprise', Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law, vol. 25, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_49847
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Bai S; Bhaskar J, 2018, 'Competitive neutrality and the challenge of social enterprise', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=UNSWORKS&docid=unsworks_modsunsworks_52135&fromSitemap=1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Barraket J; Douglas H; Eversole R; Mason C; McNeill J; Morgan B, 2017, 'Classifying social enterprise models in Australia', Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 13, pp. 365 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SEJ-09-2017-0045
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Chandrashekeran S; Morgan B; Coetzee K; Christoff P, 2017, 'Re-thinking the Green State beyond the Global North: A South African climate change case study', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcc.473
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2017, 'Lawyers, Legal Advice and Relationality in Sustainable Economy Initiatives', Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 7, http://www.opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/869
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2017, 'Regulatory Transformations. Rethinking Economy - Society Interactions', LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW, vol. 51, pp. 451 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lasr.12270
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Maloney M, 2017, 'Building an ecologically healthy and socially just economic system: the New Economy Network of Australia', Australian Environment Review, pp. 131 - 134
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch DL, 2016, 'The Socio-Legal Implications of the New Politics of Climate Change', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 1715 - 1740, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/39-4-1.pdf
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Kuch D; Morgan B, 2015, 'Dissonant Justifications: an organisational perspective of support for Australian community energy', People, Place and Policy Online, vol. 9, pp. 177 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0009.0003.0002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D, 2015, 'Radical Transactionalism: Legal Consciousness, Diverse Economies, and the Sharing Economy', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 42, pp. 556 - 587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2015.00725.x
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D, 2015, 'Dissonant Justifications: Community Energy Lessons from Pingala', People, Place and Policy Online, vol. 9, pp. 177 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0009.0003.000
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2015, 'Legal Imagination and the Sharing Economy', Stir, vol. 9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2014, 'Limiting Resources: Market-Led Reform and the Transformation of Public Goods', CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS, vol. 43, pp. 213 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0094306114522415n
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2014, 'Bringing politics back in: The trajectory of the regulatory State of the South', Reforma y Democracia, vol. 60, pp. 5 - 26
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2014, 'Water Rights Between Social Activism and Social Enterprise', Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, vol. 5, pp. 25 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/jhre.2014.01.0
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2014, 'Bringing Politics Back In: The Trajectory of the Regulatory State of the South', Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, vol. 60, pp. n/a - n/a, http://old.clad.org/portal/publicaciones-del-clad/revista-clad-reforma-democracia/articulos/060-octubre-2014/bringing-politics-back-in-the-trajectory-of-the-regulatory-state-of-the-south
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan MB; Halliday S, 2013, 'I Fought the Law and the Law Won? Legal Consciousness and the Critical Imagination', Current Legal Problems, vol. 66, pp. 1 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/clp/cut002
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2012, 'Understanding the rise of the regulatory state of the South', Regulation and Governance, vol. 6, pp. 261 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5991.2012.01146.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan BB, 2008, 'Building Bridges Between Regulatory and Citizen Space: Civil Society Contributions to Water Service Delivery Frameworks in Cross-National Perspective', Law, Social Justice & Global Development
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2006, 'The North-South politics of necessity: Regulating for basic rights between national and international levels', Journal of Consumer Policy, vol. 29, pp. 465 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10603-006-9018-x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2006, 'Turning off the tap: Urban water service delivery and the social construction of global administrative law', European Journal of International Law, vol. 17, pp. 215 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chi161
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Trentmann F, 2006, 'Introduction: The politics of necessity', Journal of Consumer Policy, vol. 29, pp. 345 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10603-006-9021-2
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2004, 'The regulatory face of the human right to water', Journal of Water Law, vol. 15, pp. 179 - 186
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 2003, 'The Economization of Politics: Meta-Regulation as a Form of Nonjudicial Legality', Social & Legal Studies, vol. 12, pp. 489 - 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964663903012004004
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 1999, 'Oh, reason not the need: Rights and other imperfect alternatives for those without voice', Law and Social Inquiry, vol. 24, pp. 295 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-4469.1999.tb00800.x
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B, 1999, 'Unleashing rights: Law, meaning and the animal rights movement.', LAW AND SOCIAL INQUIRY-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION, vol. 24, pp. 295 - 318, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000080585200014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
  • Reports | 2016
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; McNeill J; Blomfeld I, 2016, Where are the Community Enterprise Lawyers? Towards an effective ecosystem of legal support for small-scale sustainable economy initiatives in Australia : A Discussion Paper, http://138.25.65.17/au/journals/UNSWLRS/2016/50.html
    Reports | 2014
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Rogers M; Martin F; Greig A; Donnelly R; McNeil J; Perry A; Bennett S, 2014, Legal Models Working Group Report, Social Innovation, Entreprise and Entrepreneurship Alliance (SIEE) (2014), SIEE
    Reports | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Kuch D; Ngo J, 2013, Submission to Crowd-Sourced Equity Financing Enquiry (2013), Corporations and Market Activity Committee, Australian Federal Government
    Reports | 2013
    Professor Bronwen Morgan
    Morgan B; Bird C; Alcock R; McDermont M, 2013, Maintaining Momentum in Bristol Community Energy, Project Report for Knowledge Exchange Grant with Bristol Energy Network, Bristol Energy Network

Awards

2004 Hart Socio-Legal Prize for Early Career Academics (for Social Citizenship in the Shadow of Competition, above, prize awarded annually for the best book, published in the 12 months preceding)
2004 Socio-Legal Article Prize from the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association (for “The Economisation of Politics", awarded annually, open to all, for the most outstanding piece of socio-legal scholarship published in the 12 months preceding)
1996 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley 
1992 John George Dalley Prize no 1A (first place in Arts/Law degree final year) 
1988 English Association Prize (best thesis, English Literature Honours Program) 1988 
1988 Coutts Scholarship (best performance and University Medal in English Literature Honours)
 

Grants

Economic and Social Research Council Subcontract, 2017, £14,000, University of Bristol, ‘Productive Margins: Regulating for Engagement’

UNSW Plus Alliance Collaborative Research Seed Grant, 2017, $25,000, ‘The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Knowledge-to-Action Framework for Implementation and Evaluation’

UNSW Grantwriting Fellowship, 2017, $45,000, as PI for support for developing a Linkage Grant application for ‘Platform Cooperativism: An Innovative Trajectory for the Legal and Professional Implications of Emerging Platform Economies’

Low Carbon Living Collaborative Research Centre, Australia, 2014, AU$14,216, held as co-PI for ‘Community Power: Understanding the contribution of community-owned renewable energy to regional development. Top-up Scholarship for Jarra Hicks’
International Development Research Centre of Canada, 2012, US$125,000 over 2 years, held as a co-PI with Centre for Policy Research , New Delhi for ‘Climate Change as a Challenge of Multilevel Governance’

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, 2012, Aus$817,858 over 4 years, held as PI for ‘Between Social Enterprise and Social Movement: Responses to Environmental Change at the Intersection of Rights and Regulation’

International Development Research Centre of Canada, 2010, US$70,000 over 2 years, held as a co-PI with Centre for Policy Research , New Delhi for a workshop and edited journal/special issue publication on ‘The Regulatory State of the South’.

University of Bristol Faculty of Social Sciences Seed Fund, 2009, £5,000 jointly with colleagues from Geography and Policy Studies for ‘Climate Change Policy and Community-Led Initiatives: Legal Consciousness, Emotional Affect and Regulatory Frameworks’

Economic and Social Science Research Council of Britain, 2009, £2,000 for Public Engagement Event in ESRC Festival of Social Science, March 2009 (“What’s So Social About Social Enterprise?”)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2007, £50,000 over 3 years for a role in governance research on ‘Aquatest: A Low-Cost Water Test for Use in Developing Countries’

Economic and Social Science Research Council of Britain, 2007, £50,000 over 4 years for CASE PhD Studentship on ‘Ethical Consumerism as a Brokering Mechanism in Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Towards a Governance Framework’

National Science Foundation of USA, 2005 $83,088 over 3 years for 'The Intersection of Rights and Regulation: New Directions in Legal Scholarship' (joint with Law and Society Association, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

Economic and Social Science Research Council of Britain, 2002, £96,723.10 for ‘The Commodification of Water, Social Protest and Cosmopolitan Citizenship”, funded as part of the ESRC Research Programme in “Cultures of Consumption

UK Socio-Legal Studies Association Small Research Grants Competition, 2002, £1,000

Modern Law Review Seminar Competition, 2000, £4,500

British Academy Overseas Conference Award 2000, 2001

Media