Academic Fellow, Research Student
Tom is conducting research into public law, particularly the theory of constitutionalism, and the use of complexity theory (a systems theory) as a critical device in law. In addition to this Tom has also written on the theory of autopoiesis.
Tom is also interested in administrative justice in the tribunals system, particularly as regards immigration and mental health tribunals.
Public law, constitutional theory, jurisprudence, systems theory
Public law (theory of constitutionalism, sovereignty, globalisation, public law and realism, public law and interpretivism), systems theory thinking (complexity theory, autopoiesis, chaos theory, ANT), administrative law (tribunal system, immigration & asylum and mental health tribunals).
Law 102/213c - Public Law (2009 - present)
Law 103r - Law of Torts (2009 - present)
Law school staff page: www.lancs.ac.uk/law/Tom-Webb/
Law and Systems Theory Network: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/networks/lastnet/
What can a complexity approach to the analysis of the theory of constitutionalism offer public law?
Dr Barbara Mauthe
Dr Sara Fovargue
Tom is an Admissions Tutor in the Law School.
In addition to his role in the Law School, Tom is also a member of Cartmel College SCR where he holds the position of Praelector (Vice-Dean). Tom also attends University Senate as a Syndicate Representative for Cartmel College.
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Chapter