International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 15 November 2011


Gale, C. (2011), "Editorial", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 53 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijlma.2011.01053faa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: International Journal of Law and Management, Volume 53, Issue 6

This final edition of 2011 sees four articles all of which come from previous contributors to the journal. It is as good to see “old friends” showing a continuing interest as it is to receive articles from new sources.

Bijan Bibabad from Iran who, in the last edition, set the scene for some additional contributions talks about “Public international law principles: an Islamic Sufi approach” in the first part of a two part article. The second bite will be in the next edition, and it is to be hoped that readers will look forward to more of his thoughts and conclusions in early 2012.

Gerald Swaby, from the UK, who published an article in the journal in 2011 on insurance law returns with more insurance matters, this time looking forward with “Insurance law reform: deterring fraud in the twenty-first century”. Insurance is not the topic most people would pick as a “good read” but it is overlooked by lawyers and managers at their peril and the contents of Gerald’s article are thought provoking and relevant.

Petter Gottschalk who writes from Norway wrote earlier in 2011 about the pressures, etc. on the police and now returns with a slightly unusual type of article in “Police service in the value shop configuration: the Pocket Man case of criminal child sexual abuse”. Clearly there is direct relevance to lawyers here but given the need for strong and honest policing for business and management to be conducted with confidence, coupled with the transferable managerial conclusions drawn in the article, it was thought that the more managerially orientated of our readership would benefit from these and the lessons to be learned from them.

Finally, Stanley Paulo from New Zealand who published in the journal most recently in the last edition writes about “Executive remuneration, and the principles of the Financial Stability Forum of 2009: measuring the contribution of corporate executives”. Executive remuneration is often discussed and can be a bitterly divisive topic. Stanley’s discussion of the forum is robust and fascinating.

As we approach the end of another year of uncertainty, it is hoped that these articles stimulate and engage our readership.

Chris Gale