Identity, diversity and resilience: a study of the Cypriot courts

Kapardis, Elena (2019). Identity, diversity and resilience: a study of the Cypriot courts. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Abstract

This thesis considers the concepts of identity, diversity and resilience in the context of the Cypriot judiciary. To do this it asks (1) how judicial identity is created, expressed and maintained (2) to what extent judicial identity is shaped by subgroup identities and what impact do these subgroup identities have on the collective identity and (3) what a diverse understanding of judicial identity might offer to the demands of a changing judiciary. These questions are answered through an empirical study of the Cypriot judiciary involving interviews and observation with current and former judges.

It argues that judicial resilience is the product of a multi-vocal judicial identity. Judicial resilience and diversity go hand in hand. A diverse judiciary is a resilient judiciary – a judiciary able to transform and reproduce member relations in a multi-vocal way, to approach challenges as opportunities, to develop a ‘growth mindset’ and to learn, adapt and flourish.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Supervisor(s):
Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Rackley, ErikaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Londras, Fiona deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vaughan, StephenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Licence: All rights reserved All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: Birmingham Law School
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/9468

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