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Sociology Research


Daniel Davison-Vecchione is a social theorist interested in the genealogy of sociological concepts, and the influence of value judgements on social scientific methods of research. Before coming to Cambridge in 2017 to pursue his PhD in Sociology, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Surrey in 2014 and his Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Theory at New York University in 2015. For his PhD, Daniel is investigating whether the concepts of selfhood and action within the writings of Max Weber and Georg Simmel have a greater overlap or coincidence than traditionally assumed, which has been obscured by the manner in which the two theorists have been canonised in opposition to each other. 

Research Interests

Social theory, philosophy of social science, intellectual history, sociology of knowledge

Key Publications - Journal Articles

'How is the EU like the Marvel Universe? Legal Experientialism and Law as a Shared Universe’ (2017) Law and Literature

‘Steven M Wise and the Common Law Case for Animal Rights: Full Steam Ahead’ (2017) 30(2) Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 287, with Pambos K

‘From Dialogue to Disagreement in Comparative Rights Constitutionalism' (Stephenson S, Federation Press 2016)’ [2017] Public Law 337, with Eastaugh C

‘Beyond the Forms of Faith: Pacta Sunt Servanda and Loyalty’ (2015) 16(5) German Law Journal 1163

‘To Make a House a Home: Best v Chief Land Registrar’ (2014) 4 Conveyancer & Property Lawyer 351 (3422)

‘Louder Than Words: Acceptance by Conduct of Unilateral Offers’ (2014) 23 Nottingham Law Journal 20

PhD Supervisor

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PhD Candidate, Selwyn College
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