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The Judge under Pressure. Fostering Objectivity by Leaving the Myth of Dispassion

Conference contribution
Authors Moa Bladini
Stina Bergman Blix
Published in Challanges to Judicial Independence in Times of Crisis. Organized by British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Law
Language en
Keywords law and emotions, objectivity, legal decision-making, epistemic emotions
Subject categories Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology), Law and Society


the aim of this paper is to scrutinize the concept of objectivity through an emotion lens, originating in the claim that the ideal of "dispassion" can be one imprtant factor in a reduced trust in the legal institutions - portraying judges as elitist and far removed from the society it is set out to judge.

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