Jacob, M (2016) The Strikethrough: an Approach to Regulatory Writing and Professional Discipline. Legal Studies, 37 (1). pp. 137-161. ISSN 1748-121X

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This paper attends to writing practices by way of examining how a professional regulator engages with research activities conducted by doctors. In order to explore regulatory responses to alleged research misconduct, I use a specific calligraphic practice shared by researchers and regulators. The paper shows that taking this calligraphic practice as an analytical focus can offer surprising dividends to the study of regulation across fields. Via the practice of strikethrough, the General Medical Council effectuates three gestures as it engages with research activities: display, authentication and isolation. Understanding them requires asking what literal and metaphorical meanings travel in the strikethrough.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article, Jacob, M.-A., 2016. The strikethrough: an approach to regulatory writing and professional discipline. Legal Studies, which has been published in final format at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lest.12142 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley terms and conditions for self-archiving.
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 13:25
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1776

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