Brian Christopher Jones Lecturer in Public Law, Liverpool Hope University

Currently I'm a Lecturer in Public Law at Liverpool Hope University. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan's highest academic research institution. My research interests are in British and American public law (constitutional and administrative law), comparative public law, socio-legal studies, democratic theory, civil disobedience, and IT law and policy. Currently I’m analysing the effects of political and legal constitutionalism (and how to effectively balance the two), the implications of constitutional idolatry and judicial supremacy, and the interaction between social media and the law. I currently have an edited collection under contract with Ashgate about the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements. Additionally, I have a monograph under contract with Springer regarding 'The Ascent of the Political Statute'. I hold a PhD in Law from the University of Stirling; an MA in Criminology, Law & Society from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.