Alexander Somek

Alexander Somek

Biographical Information

Publications

Books

Alexander Somek. The Legal Relation: Legal Theory after Legal Positivism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Alexander Somek, Rechtstheorie zür Einfuhrung. Hamburg Junius Verlag, 2017, 224 pages.
Alexander Somek. The Cosmopolitan Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press 2014, xii, 291 pages.
Alexander Somek, editor. "Is there a European Common Good?", with Sonja Puntscher Riekmann and Doris Wydra. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos 2013, 275 pages.
Alexander Somek. Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-discrimination Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011, xv, 217 pages.
Alexander Somek, co-editor. Freiheit als Rechtsprinzip: Rechtsphilosophische Aufsätze, by Gerhard Luf, with Elisabeth Holzleithner. Vienna: WUV-Universittsverlag [facultas.wuv Universittsverlag 2008, 341 pages] [Freedom as a Principle of Law: Legal-philosophical Essays].
Alexander Somek. Individualism: An Essay on the Authority of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2008, xx, 307 pages.
Alexander Somek. Rechtliches Wissen. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2006, 240 pages. [Legal Knowledge]
Alexander Somek, editor. Demokratie und sozialer Rechtsstaat in Europa. Festschrift für Theo Öhlinger, with Stefan Hammer, Manfred Stelzer, and Barbara Wechselbaum. Vienna: WUV-Universittsverlag 2004, xii, 775 pages [Democracy and sozialer Rechtsstaat in Europe. Liber Amicorum for Theo Öhlinger].
Alexander Somek. Rationalität und Diskriminierung. Zur Bindung der Gesetzgebung an das Gleichheitsrecht. Vienna and New York: Springer 2001, xix, 691 pages [Rationality and Discrimination. A Theory of Equal Protection Review].
Alexander Somek. Soziale Demokratie. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Max Adler, Hans Kelsen und die Legitimität demokratischer Herrschaft. Vienna: Verlag Österreich 2001, 94 pages [Social Democracy. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Max Adler, Hans Kelsen and the Legitimacy of Democratic Government].
Alexander Somek. Der Gegenstand der Rechtserkenntnis. Epitaph eines juristischen Problems. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos 1996, 131 pages [The Referent of Legal Discourse. Epitaph of a Legal Problem].
Alexander Somek, Nachpositivistisches Rechtsdenken. Inhalt und Form des positiven Rechts, with Nikolaus Forgó. Vienna: WUV-Universitätsverlag, 1996, xiv, 372 pages [Post-Positivist Legal Thought. Form and Content of Positive Law].
Alexander Somek. Rechtssystem und Republik. Über die politische Funktion des systematischen Rechtsdenkens. Vienna and New York: Springer 1992, xiv, 622 pages [Legal System and Republicanism. On the Political Purpose of Systematic Legal Thought].

Book Chapters

Alexander Somek, “IV. Zur Rekonstruktion des Rechts (2): Die Prinzipien des Rechtsstaates,” in Jürgen Habermas: Faktizität und Geltung, edited by Peter Koller and Christian Hiebaum. Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, at 69, 16 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Alienation, Despair and Social Freedom,” in Constructing the Person in EU Law: Rights, Roles, Identities, edited by Loïc Azoulai, Ségolène Barbou des Places, and Etienne Pataut. Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2016, at 35.
Alexander Somek, "The Preoccupation with Rights and the Embrace of Inclusion: A Critique," in Europe's Justice Deficit?, edited by Dimitry Kochenov, Gráinne De Búrca, and Andrew Williams. Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2015, at 295, 15 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Beyond Kelsen and Hart,” in International Legal Positivism in a Post-Modern World, edited by Jörg Kammerhofer and Jean D’Aspremont. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press 2014, at 151, 31 pages.
Alexander Somek. “The Cosmopolitan Constitution,” in Transnational Law: Rethinking European Law and Legal Thinking, edited by Miguel Maduro, Kaarlo Tuori, and Suvi Sankari. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2014, at 97, 25 pages.
Alexander Somek. “Sozialpolitik in Europa: Von der Domestizierung zur Entwaffnung,” in Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit und soziale Demokratie in der Europäischen Union, edited by Jürgen Bast and Florian Rödl. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, 2013, at 49, 20 pages [Social Policy in Europe: From Domestication to Disarmament].
Alexander Somek. “Introduction: What is the Purpose of the Union?,” in Is there a European Common Good?, edited by Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Alexander Somek, and Doris Wydra. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos 2013, at 10, 14 pages.
Alexander Somek. “Constitutionalization: Constitution-Making for Individualists,” in Is there a European Common Good?, edited by Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Alexander Somek, and Doris Wydra. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos 2013, at 86, 28 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Gleichheit und politische Autonomie,” in Menschenrechte und Demokratie, edited by Falk Bornmüller, Thomas Hoffmann, and Arnd Pollmann. Munich, Germany: Verlag Karl Alber, 2013, at 207, 18 pages. [Equality and Political Autonomy]
Alexander Somek, “Postconstitutional Treaty,” in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal, edited by Russell A. Miller and Peer C. Zumbansen. New York: Oxford University Press 2012, at 443, 9 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Constitutionalization: Constitution-Making for Individualists,” in Is There a European Common Good?, edited by Doris Wydra, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, and Alexander Somek, Badan-Badan, Germany: Nomos 2012, at 95, 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Epilogue: What is at Stake?,” in The European Rescue of the European Union?: The Existential Crisis of the European Political Project, edited by Edoardo Chiti, Agustín José Menéndez, and Pedro Gustavo Teixeira. Oslo, Norway: ARENA, 2012, at 503, 7 pages (Spanish translation as “¿Qué está en juego en Europa?,” in El Cronista del Estado Social y Democrático de Derecho, No. 29, May 2012, at 72, 4 pages).
Alexander Somek, “Integration without Emancipation. Reflections on ‘Social Europe,’” in Standing Tall: Hommages á Csaba Varga, edited by Bjarne Melkevik. Budapest, Hungary: Pázmány Press, 2012, at 419, 18 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Menschenrechte und Demokratie,” in Menschenrechte: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, edited by Arnd Pollmann and Georg Lohmann. Stuttgart, Germany: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2012, at 363, 7 pages [Human Rights and Democracy].
Alexander Somek, “Monism: A Tale of the Undead,” in Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union and Beyond, edited by Matej Avbelj and Jan Komárek. Portland, OR: Hart Publishing 2012, at 343, 37 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Administration without Sovereignty,” in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?, edited by Petra Dobner and Martin Loughlin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, at 267, 21 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Die Verfassung im Zeitalter ihrer transnationalen Reproduzierbarkeit,” in Strukturfragen der Europäischen Union, edited by Claudio Franzius, Franz C. Mayer, and Jürgen Neyer. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, 2010, at 135, 15 pages [The Constitution In an Age of Its Transnational Reproductability].
Alexander Somek, “Dynamique Juridique: Une Brève Explication,” in Hans Kelsen: Forme du Droit et Politique de L’Autonomie, edited by Olivier Jouanjan. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010, at 71, 27 pages [Legal Dynamics: A Brief Exposition].
Alexander Somek, “The Emancipation of Legal Dissonance,” in Europe: The New Legal Realism: Essays in Honour of Hjalte Rasmussen, edited by Henning Koch, Karsten Hagel-Sørensen, Ulrich Haltern, and Joseph H.H. Weiler. Copenhagen, Denmark: DJØF Publishing, 2010, at 679, 35 pages.
Alexander Somek, “German Legal Philosophy and Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, 2nd ed., edited by Dennis Patterson. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, at 339, 11 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Rechtsdynamik für Eilige - Hans Kelsen über Gewaltenteilung,” in Rechtsphilosophie im 20. Jahrhundert - 100 Jahre Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, edited by Annette Brockmöller and Eric Hilgendorf. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009, at 117, 14 pages [Legal Dynamics for Beginners].
Alexander Somek, “Demokratie als Verwaltung. Wider die deliberativ halbierte Demokratie,” in Demokratie in der Weltgesellschaft, edited by Hauke Brunkhorst. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, at 323, 26 pages [Democracy as Administration: Against the ‘Deliberative’ Truncation of Democracy].
Alexander Somek, “Idealization, De-Politicization and Economic Due Process: System Transition in the European Union,” in The Law/Politics Distinction in Contemporary Public Law Adjudication, edited by Bogdan Iancu. Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing, 2009, at 137, 31 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Konstitution ohne Emanzipation,” in Europäische Gesellschaftsverfassung: Zur Konstitutionalisierung sozialer Demokratie in Europa, edited by Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Florian Rödl, and Christoph U. Schmid. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, at 11, 20 pages [Constitution without Emancipation].
Alexander Somek, “Und was fehlt eigentlich? Eine Anmerkung zu Europas politischem Erfahrungsraum,” in “Schmerzliche Erfahrungen der Vergangenheit” und der Prozess der Konstitutionalisierung Europas: Rechts-, Geschichts- und Politikwissenschaftliche Beiträge, edited by Christian Joerges, Matthias Mahlmann, and Ulrich K. Preuß. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2008, at 144, 6 pages [And What is Really Missing? A Note on Europe’s Political Horizon].
Alexander Somek, “Adel/Aristokratie,” in 1 Handbuch der politischen Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie, edited by Stefan Gosepath and Beate Rössler. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008, at 9, 2 pages. [Aristocracy, Nobility]
Alexander Somek, “Wissenschaft vom Verfassungsrecht: Österreich," in 2 Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum, edited by Armin von Bogdandy, Pedro Cruz Villalón, and Peter M. Huber. Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2007, at 637, 26 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Solidarität im Ausgedinge. Sein und Zeit im Unionsbürgerrecht,” in: Bilanz und Perspektiven zum europäischen Recht: Eine Nachdenkschrift anlässlich 50 Jahre Römische Verträge, edited by Alice Wagner and Valentin Wedl. Vienna: ÖGB-Verlag, 2007, at 67, 17 pages [Solidarity in Demise. Being and Time in European Citizenship].
Alexander Somek, “Equality as Reasonableness: Constitutional Normativity in Demise,” in Abuse: The Dark Side of Fundamental Rights, edited by András Sajó. Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing 2006, at 191, 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Nachpositivistisches Rechtsdenken,” with Nikolaus Forgó, in Neue Theorien des Rechts, edited by Sonja Buckel, Ralph Christensen, and Andreas Fischer-Lescano. Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius, 2006, at 263, 27 pages [Post-Positivist Legal Thought].
Alexander Somek, “Weak Social Policy,” in Law and Democracy in the Post-National Union, edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, Christian Joerges, and Florian Rödl. Oslo: ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo 2006, at 317, 15 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Ermächtigung und Verpflichtung. Ein Versuch über Normativität bei Hans Kelsen,” in Hans Kelsen. Staatsrechtslehrer und Rechtstheoretiker des 20. Jahrhunderts, edited by Stanley L. Paulson and Michael Stolleis. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2005, at 58, 22 pages [Empowerment and Obligation. An Essay on Normativity in Kelsen’s Legal Theory].
Alexander Somek, “Dogmatischer Pragmatismus. Die Normativitätskrise der Europäischen Union,” in Demokratie und sozialer Rechtsstaat in Europa. Festschrift für Theo Öhlinger, edited by Stefan Hammer, Alexander Somek, Manfred Stelzer, and Barbara Weichselbaum. Vienna: WUV-Universitätsverlag, 2004, at 41, 27 pages [Dogmatic Pragmatism. On the Normativity Crisis of the European Union].
Alexander Somek, “This Is About Ourselves: Or, What Makes Genetic Discrimination Interesting,” in Biotechnology: Between Commerce and Civil Society, edited by Nico Stehr. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers 2004, at 195, 22 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Juristische Expertise,” in 1 Die Sprache des Rechts, edited by Kent D. Lerch. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004, at 413, 16 pages [The Power of Legal Expertise].
Alexander Somek, “Abwägungsregeln. Ein didaktischer Beitrag zur Grundrechtsdogmatik,” in Politische Ziele und juristische Argumentation, edited by Christian Hiebaum and Peter Koller. Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag 2003, at 113, 30 pages [Balancing Rules: A Didactical Contribution to Fundamental Rights].
Alexander Somek, “Authoritarian Constitutionalism: Austrian Constitutional Doctrine 1933 to 1938 and Its Legacy,” in Darker Legacies of Law in Europe: The Shadow of National Socialism and Fascism over Europe and its Legal Traditions, edited by Christian Joerges and Navraj Singh Ghaleigh. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2003, at 361, 28 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Europa als Rechtsgemeinschaft, Oder: Walter Hallstein ernst genommen,” in Europas Identitäten. Mythen, Konflikte, Konstruktionen, edited by Monika Mokre, Gilbert Weiss, and Rainer Bauböck. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag 2003, at 207, 24 pages [Europe as a Legal Community, or: Taking Walter Hallstein Seriously].
Alexander Somek, “Soziale Überdeterminierung. Über den internen Zusammenhang von Diskriminierung und gedemütigter Freiheit,” in Freiheit, Gleichheit und Autonomie, edited by Herlinde Pauer-Studer and Herta Nagl-Docekal. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2003, at 200, 35 pages. [Social Overdetermination. On the Internal Relation between Discrimination and the Humiliation of Liberty].
Alexander Somek, “Wie erklären wir potentiellen Einwanderern, was wir unseren Landsleuten schulden?” in Was schulden wir Flüchtlingen und Migranten? Grundlagen einer gerechten Zuwanderungspolitik, edited by Alfredo Märker and Stephan Schlothfeldt. Wiesbaden, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2002, at 171, 21 pages [How to Explain to Potential Migrants What We Owe to Our Fellow Citizens].
Alexander Somek, “Mobilität: Wider die verkürzt verstandene Supranationalität,” in Verfassungspolitik in der Europäischen Union, edited by Beate Kohler-Koch and Markus Jachtenfuchs. Mannheim, Germany: EZES Publications, 2002, at 171, 31 pages [Mobility: Against an Impoverished Understanding of Supranationality].
Alexander Somek, “Euro–Patriotismus 1999,” in Europäische Integration und Erweiterung. Eine Herausforderung für die Wissenschaften, edited by Rosita Rindler-Schjerve. Napoli, Italy: Vivarium, 2001, at 229, 25 pages [Euro-Patriotism 1999].
Alexander Somek, “Die Elektrifizierung der Rechtswissenschaft. Ein Schriftsatz,” with Nikolaus Forgó, in Analyse und Kritik der Modernisierung im 1900 und 2000, edited by Sabine A. Haring and Katharina Scherke. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2000, at 355, 16 pages [The Electrification of Legal Thought. A Legal Brief]
Alexander Somek, “Die Politik innerhalb der Grenzen der theoretischen Vernunft. Das Problem der österreichischen Rechtsphilosophie,” in Geschichte der österreichischen Humanwissenschaften, Volume 3, part 2: Menschliches Verhalten und gesellschaftliche Institutionen, edited by Karl Acham. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2000, at 365, 39 pages [Politics within the Bounds of Theoretical Reason. The Problem of Austrian Legal Philosophy].
Alexander Somek, “Eine egalitäre Alternative zur Güterabwägung,” in Regeln, Prinzipien und Elemente im System des Rechts, edited by Bernd Schilcher, Peter Koller, and Bernd-Christian Funk. Vienna: Verlag Österreich, 2000, at 193, 28 pages [An Egalitarian Alternative to Balancing].
Alexander Somek, “Grenzen der Anpassung,” in Kolloquien des Max-Weber-Kollegs VI-XIV (1999/2000), edited by Wolfgang Schluchter. Erfurt, Germany: Max-Weber-Kolleg, 2000, at 201, 55 pages [Limits of Adaption].
Alexander Somek, “Intuitives Verfassungsrecht,” in Norm und Entscheidung, edited by Birgit Feldner and Nikolaus Forgó. Vienna: Springer, 2000, at 253, 27 pages [Intuitive Constitutional Law].
Alexander Somek, “Conflicting Conceptions of Higher Law. Austria and the European Trend in Judicial Review of Legislation,” in Towards a New European Ius Commune: Essays on European, Italian and Israeli Law, in [sic] Occasion of 50 years of the E.U. and of the State of Israel, edited by Antonio Gambaro and Alfredo Mordechai Rabello. Jerusalem: Sacher Institute 1999, at 571, 49 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Einwanderung und soziale Gerechtigkeit,” in Zur Politische Philosophie der internationalen Beziehungen, edited by Christine Chwasczca and Wolfgang Kersting. Frankfurt/Main, Germany: Suhrkamp, 1998, at 409, 40 pages [Immigration and Social Justice].
Alexander Somek, “Unbestimmtheit und Anerkennung. Prolegomena zu einer Theorie der grundrechtlichen Schutzgüter,” in Current Issues in Political Philosophy: Justice in Society and World Order, edited by Peter Koller and Klaus Puhl. Vienna: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1997, at 62, 13 pages [Indeterminacy and Recognition. Towards a Theory of Basic Legal Goods].
Alexander Somek, “Verallgemeinerung und Abwägung. Zur institutionellen Dimension vernünftiger Gründe,” in Staat und Recht: Festschrift für Günther Winkler, edited by Bernhard Raschauer, Stanley L. Paulson, Herbert Haller, Christian Kopetzki, Richard Novak, Georg Ress, and Ewald Wiederin. 3 Vienna and New York: Springer 1997, at 1051, 47 pages [Universalization and Balancing. On the Institutional Dimension of Reasonable Grounds].
Alexander Somek, “German Legal Philosophy and Theory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, edited by Dennis M. Patterson. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell 1996, at 343, 12 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Die Moralisierung der Menschenrechte. Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Ernst Tugendhat,” in Die Gegenwart der Gerechtigkeit. Diskurse zwischen Recht, praktischer Philosophie und Politik, edited by Christoph Demmerling and Thomas Rentsch. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1995, at 48, 9 pages [The Moralization of Human Rights. A Controversy with Ernst Tugendhat].
Alexander Somek, “Die Kaserne des Egoismus. Jherings Genealogie der Moralität,” in Der Kampf ums Recht. Forschungsband aus Anlaß des 100. Todestages von Rudolf von Jhering, edited by Gerhard Luf and Werner Ogris. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, 1995, at 57, 37 pages [The Barracks of Egoism. Jhering’s Genealogy of Morals].
Alexander Somek, “Democracy and the Problem of Collective Identity. Conceptual Distinctions without Deference to Carl Schmitt,” in Norms, Values, and Society, edited by Herlinde Pauer-Studer. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer 1994, at 153, 20 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Philosophische Rechtslehre und demokratische Praxis. Über die Demokratie als Nicht-Identität mit sich selbst,” in Demokratie und Rationalität. Vienna: Manz 1992, at 115, 39 pages (Internationales Jahrbuch für Rechtsphilosophie und Gesetzgebung; 1992) [Philosophy of Law and Democratic Practice. Non-Identity as the Principle of Democracy].
Alexander Somek, “Rechtswissenschaft interdisziplinär,” in Logik der Pädagogik, vol. 3, edited by Bernhard Möller. Oldenburg, Germany: BIS, 1992, at 351, 41 pages [An Interdisciplinary Approach to Legal Scholarship].
Alexander Somek, “Die Rechtswissenschaft zwischen traditionalem Ethos und kritischer Ethik. Metaphysikkritische Überlegungen zur Rationalität des modernen Rechts,” in Rechtskultur - Denkkultur, edited by Erhard Mock and Csaba Varga. Stuttgart: Steiner 1989, at 119, 17 pages [Legal Doctrine between Traditional Ethos and Critical Morality. Some Remarks on the Rationality of Modern Law].
Alexander Somek, “Politischer Monismus versus formalistische Aufklärung. Zur Kontroverse zwischen Carl Schmitt und Hans Kelsen,” in Untersuchungen zur Reinen Rechtslehre, edited by Stanley L. Paulson and Robert Walter. Vienna: Manz, 1986, at 109, 28 pages [Political Monism versus Formalist Enlightenment. On a Controversy between Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt].

Articles

Alexander Somek, "Legality and Irony," 7 Jurisprudence 431 (2016), 17 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Zwei Welten der Rechtslehre und die Philosophie des Rechts,” 71 Juristenzeitung 481 (2016). [Two Worlds of Legal Scholarship and the Philosophy of Law]
Alexander Somek, "Authoritarian Liberalism," 2015 Austrian Law Journal 67, 21 pages.
Alexander Somek, "Delegation and Authority: Authoritarian Liberalism Today,” 21 European Law Journal 340 (2015), 20 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Darling Dogma of Bourgeois Europeanists,” 20 European Law Journal 688 (2014), 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Europe: Political, Not Cosmopolitan,” 20 European Law Journal 142 (2014), 22 pages.
Alexander Somek, a. “The Individualisation of Liberty: Europe’s Move from Emancipation to Empowerment,” 4 Transnational Legal Theory 258 (2013), 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “What Is Political Union?,” 14 German Law Journal 561 (2013), 20 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Sozialpolitik in Europa: Von der Domestizierung zur Entwaffnung,” Beiheft 1 Europarecht 49 (2013), 20 pages. [Social Policy in Europe: From Domestication to Disarmament]
Alexander Somek, “Accidental Cosmopolitanism,” 3 Transnational Legal Theory 371 (2012), 23 pages.
Alexander Somek, “On Cosmopolitan Self-Determination,” 1 Global Constitutionalism 405 (2012), 24 pages.
Alexander Somek, “From Workers to Migrants, from Distributive Justice to Inclusion: Exploring the Changing Social Democratic Imagination,” 18 European Law Journal 711 (2012), 16 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Constituent Power in National and Transnational Contexts,” 3 Transnational Legal Theory 31 (2012), 30 pages.
Alexander Somek, “From the Rule of Law to the Constitutionalist Makeover: Changing European Conceptions of Public International Law,” 18 Constellations 556 (2011), 22 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Über kosmopolitische Selbstbestimmung,” 50 Der Staat 329 (2011), 23 pages. [On Cosmopolitan Self-Determination]
Alexander Somek, “Rechtsverhältnis und aufrechter Gang: Rechtsethik im zweiten Versuch,” 59 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 439 (2011), 15 pages. [Legal Relationship and Upright Gait]
Alexander Somek, “A Bureaucratic Turn? (Symposium: Are Sovereigns Entitled to the Benefit of the International Rule of Law?),” 22 European Journal of International Law 345 (2011), 6 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Spirit of Legal Positivism,” 12 German Law Journal 729 (2011), 28 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Argument from Transnational Effects II: Establishing Transnational Democracy,” 16 European Law Journal 375 (2010), 20 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Argument from Transnational Effects I: Representing Outsiders through Freedom of Movement,” 16 European Law Journal 315 (2010), 30 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Concept of ‘Law’ in Global Administrative Law: A Reply to Benedict Kingsbury,” 20 European Journal of International Law 985 (2009), 11 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Indelible Science of Law,” 7 International Journal of Constitutional Law 424 (2009), 18 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Das europäische Sozialmodell: Diskriminierungsschutz und Wettbewerb,” 2008 Juridikum 118, 8 pages. [The European Social Model: Protection against Discrimination and Competition]
Alexander Somek, “Legalität Heute: Variationen über ein Thema von Max Weber,” 47 Der Staat 428 (2008), 38 pages. [Legality Today: Varations on a Theme by Max Weber]
Alexander Somek, “Postconstitutional Treaty,” 8 German Law Journal 1121 (2007), 12 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Kelsen Lives,” 18 European Journal of International Law 409 (2007), 43 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Solidarity Decomposed: Being and Time in European Citizenship,” 32 European Law Review 787 (2007), 32 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Most Recent Disenchantment of International Law,” 45 Iowa Advocate 11 (2007), 3 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Stateless Law: Kelsen’s Conception and Its Limits,” 26 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 753 (2006), 22 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Introduction: Governing Regulatory Interaction: The Normative Question,” with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, 12 European Law Journal 431 (2006), 9 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Inexplicable Law: Legality’s Adventure in Europe (Symposium: Comparative Constitutional Law at Iowa),” 15 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 627 (2006), 27 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Concordantia Catholica: Exploring the Context of European Antidiscrimination Law and Policy,” 14 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 959 (2005), 48 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Introduction to the Symposium on Antidiscrimination Law in the European Union,” 14 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 889 (2005), 8 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Constitutional Erinnerungsarbeit: Ambivalence and Translation,” 6 German Law Journal 357 (2005), 14 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Staatenloses Recht: Kelsens Konzeption und ihre Grenzen,” 91 Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 61 (2005), 22 pages [Stateless Law. Kelsen’s Conception and Its Limits].
Alexander Somek, “From Liberalism to Holism. Some Observations Regarding the ECJ’s New Theory of Community Competence,” 2004 Juridikum 143, 6 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Constitutional Treaty: A Comment on the Legal Language of the European Union,” 1 Annual of German & European Law 310 (2004), 13 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Gleichheit als Diskriminierungsschutz. Eine Replik auf Huster,” 43 Der Staat 425 (2004), 9 pages [The Core of Equality is Anti-Discrimination. A Reply to Huster].
Alexander Somek, “Genetic Discrimination,” 40 Society 35 (2003), 9 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Neoliberale Gerechtigkeit. Die Problematik des Antidiskriminierungsrechts,” 51 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 45 (2003), 15 pages [Neoliberal Justice. The Problem of Anti-Discrimination Law].
Alexander Somek, “De Delegationibus,” 2002 Juridikum 120 (2002), 4 pages. [On Delegations]
Alexander Somek, “Legal Formality and Freedom of Choice. A Moral Perspective on Jhering’s Constructivism,” 15 Ratio Juris 52 (2002), 11 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Zur Prüfungsbefugnis der Zivilgerichte gem Art. 89 Abs. 2 B–VG,” with Roland Gerlach, 57 Österreichische Juristen-Zeitung 441 (2002), 4 pages [On the Civil Law Courts‟ Power of Constitutional Review Pursuant to Article 89 section 2 of the Austrian Constitution].
Alexander Somek, “Bundesbahn-Pensionsgesetz: Der enteignete Dienstnehmer,” with Roland Gerlach, 52 Das Recht der Arbeit 100 (2002), 18 pages [The disenfranchised employee].
Alexander Somek, “On Supranationality,” 3 Florida Coastal Law Journal 23 (2001), 17 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Equality and Constitutional Indeterminacy. An Interpretative Perspective on the European Economic Constitution,” 7 European Law Journal 171 (2001), 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Juristische Expertise,” 20 Rechtshistorisches Journal 698 (2001), 17 pages. [Legal Expertise]
Alexander Somek, “Das Mehrheitsprinzip in der Demokratie,” 49 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 397 (2001), 24 pages [Majority Rule and Democracy].
Alexander Somek, “Paradoxical Parallels in the American and German Abortion Decisions,” with Richard E. Levy, 9 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 109 (2001), 58 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Die Beschleunigung des arbeitsgerichtlichen Verfahrens,” with Roland Gerlach, 2000 ecolex 588 (2000), 5 pages [On Speeding Up Labour Law Procedures].
Alexander Somek, “Braucht Europa den imperialen Parlamentarismus?” 2000 Juridikum 9 (2000), 3 pages. [Does Europe Need an Imperial Parliamentarianism?]
Alexander Somek, “A Constitution for Antidiscrimination: Exploring the Vanguard Moment of Community Law,” 5 European Law Journal 243 (1999), 29 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Links vom nördlichen Atlantik. New Republicanism und Empowered Democracy and der Harvard Law School,” 99 Juridikum 19 (1999), 2 pages. [Left of the North Atlantic. New Republicanism and Empowered Democracy at Harvard Law School]
Alexander Somek, “Begründen und Bestimmen. Das moralische Urteil als Praxis,” 47 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 383 (1999), 23 pages. [Providing Reasons, Determining Persons. Moral Reasoning as Practice]
Alexander Somek, “Constitutional Theory as a Problem of Constitutional Law. On the Constitutional Court’s Total Revision of Austrian Constitutional Law,” 32 Israel Law Review 567 (1998), 24 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Deadweight of Formulae: What Might Have Been the Second Germanization of American Equal Protection Review,” 1 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 284 (1998), 40 pages.
Alexander Somek, “National Solidarity, Global Impartiality, and the Performance of Philosophical Theory: The Example of Migration Policy,” 11 Ratio Juris 103 (1998), 23 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Gesetzesbindung als Problem der Demokratie?” 6 Journal für Rechtspolitik 41 (1998), 22 pages [Legality as a Problem of Democracy].
Alexander Somek, “Morsche Planken im Schiff der Republik,” 6 Journal für Rechtspolitik 339 (1998), 11 pages. [Rotten Planks in the Republican Ship]
Alexander Somek, “Rechtsanwendung als Interpretationspraxis. Zur Erneuerung des juristischen Konstruktivismus,” 53 Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht 337 (1998), 26 pages [Understanding Adjudication].
Alexander Somek, “Die Macht des Bildes. Eine Stichprobe zur juristischen Methode bei Rudolf Thienel,” with Elisabeth Holzleithner, 97 Juridikum 26 (1997), 7 pages. [The Power of Images. A Case Study of Rudolf Thienel’s Legal Methodology]
Alexander Somek, “Rechte und Quoten. Eine Probe aufs Exempel von Fremden und Frauen,” 83 Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 242 (1997), 22 pages [Rights and Quotas: The Example of Foreigners and Women].
Alexander Somek, “Zur gegenwärtigen Kontroverse über nachpositivistisches Rechtsdenken,” 96 Juridikum 26 (1996), 4 pages. [The Present Controversy over Post-Positivist Legal Thought]
Alexander Somek, “Ein Fragment [Über Verfassungsinterpretation],” 95 Juridikum 33 (1995), 5 pages. [A Fragment [On Constitutional Interpretation]]
Alexander Somek, “Haben Sie heute schon dekonstruiert? Zur Bedeutung der Dekonstruktion in der neueren amerikanischen Rechtstheorie,” 26 Rechtstheorie 201 (1995), 22 pages [Have You Already Deconstructed Today? On the Significance of Deconstruction in Current American Legal Theory].
Alexander Somek, “Nationalstaat und Immigration. Rechtsphilosophische Vorüberlegungen zur Fremdenpolitik,” 3 Journal für Rechtspolitik 115 (1995), 23 pages [Nation-State and Immigration. A Philosophical Basis for Immigration Policy].
Alexander Somek, “Gleichheit: Vom „Eingriff‟ zum Rechtsverhältnis,” 94 Juridikum 42 (1994), 5 pages [Equality: From the Infringement to the Legal Relationship].
Alexander Somek, “Demokratische Gesetzesherrschaft,” 94 Juridikum 40 (1994), 5 pages [The Democratic Rule of Law]
Alexander Somek, “From Kennedy to Balkin. Introducing Critical Legal Studies from a Continental Perspective,” 42 University of Kansas Law Review 759 (1994), 25 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Nachpositivistisches Rechtsdenken,” 94 Juridikum 39 (1994), 5 pages [Post-Positivist Legal Thought]
Alexander Somek, “Vom Doppelcharakter rechtlichen Wissens,” 94 Juridikum 40 (1994), 5 pages. [On the Double Character of Legal Thought]
Alexander Somek, “Brauchen die Juristen Philosophie?” 94 Juridikum 40 (1994), 5 pages. [Do Lawyers Need Philosophy?]
Alexander Somek, “Unbestimmtheit: Havermas und die Critical Legal Studies,” 41 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 343 (1993), 15 pages. [Indeterminacy – Habermas and Critical Legal Studies]
Alexander Somek, “Von der Rechtserkenntnis zur interpretativen Praxis: Eine regelskeptische Verteidigung des Regelbegriffs in der Jurisprudenz,” 23 Rechtstheorie 467 (1992), 24 pages [From Traditional Legal Scholarship to Interpretative Practice. A Defense of the Concept of Rules in a Rule-Skeptical Mode].
Alexander Somek, “The Concept of Value and the Transformation of Legal Philosophy into Legal Theory. Lask’s Silent Revolution,” 2 Diritto e Cultura 161 (1992), 32 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Die Juristen als Depositare des Rechtsbewußtseins,” 91 Juridikum 38 (1991), 4 pages. [Lawyers as the Fiduciaries of Legal Consciousness]
Alexander Somek, “Wozu ‘Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaften und ihre Methoden?’,” 1 Juristische Ausbildung und Praxisvorbereitung 6 (1990), 2 pages. [Why ‘Introduction to Law and the Methods of its Study’?]
Alexander Somek, “Die Praxis ist ganz anders. Rechtstheoretischer Versuch über die Rechtspraxis im Rahmen einer systemtheoretischen Reformulierung des Holmesschen Prädiktivismus,” 18 Rechtstheorie 463 (1987), 24 pages [Practice is Totally Different. A Juridico-theoretical Essay on Legal Practice on the Basis of Holmes’ Predictivism].
Alexander Somek, “Richterethos und Moraltheorie,” 63 Österreichische Richterzeitung 265 (1985), 5 pages [Judicial Ethos and Moral Theory].

Short Essays

Alexander Somek, “Four Impious Points on Brexit,” 17 German Law Journal, Brexit Supplement (2016).

Book Reviews

Alexander Somek, “The Owl of Minerva: Constitutional Discourse before its Conclusion,” review of The Paradox of Constitutionalism: Constituent Power and Constitutional Form, edited by Martin Loughlin and Neil Walker. 71 Modern Law Review 473 (2008), 17 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Das Ganze des Rechts,” review of Allgemeine Rechtslehre als juristische Strukturtheorie. Entwicklung und gegenwärtige Bedeutung der Rechtstheorie um 1900, by Andreas Funke. Rechtsgeschichte no. 7 at 184 (2005), 3 pages. [The Totality of Law]
Alexander Somek, “On Delegation,” review of Good Governance in Europe’s Integrated Market, edited by Christian Joerges and Renaud Dehousse. 23 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 703 (2003), 7 pages.
Alexander Somek, Review of Constitutional Justice. A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law, by T.R.S. Allan. 22 Philosophy in Review 389 (2002), 3 pages.
Alexander Somek, Review of Sovereign Virtue, by Ronald Dworkin. 21 Philosophy in Review 416 (2001), 4 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Erinnerungen an die siebziger Jahre,” review of Rechtstheorie, by Bernd Rüthers, 19 Rechtshistorisches Journal 15 (2000), 9 pages. [Reminiscences of the Seventies: A Review of B. Rüthers, Rechtstheorie)]
Alexander Somek, Review of Die Begründung der geschichtlichen Rechtswissenschaft, by Horst Heinrich Jakobs, and Die Herrschaft der Rechtswissenschaft, by Marie Sandström. 19 Zeitschrift für Neuere 10 Rechtsgeschichte 306 (1997), 5 pages [Review of The Foundation of Historical Jurisprudence, by Horst Heinrich Jakobs].
Alexander Somek, Review of False Necessity, by Roberto M. Unger, Social Theory, by Roberto M. Unger, and Plasticity into Power, by Roberto M. Unger. 24 Kritische Justiz 129 (1991), 5 pages.
Alexander Somek, Review of A Guide to Critical Legal Studies, by Mark Kelman. 20 Rechtstheorie 547 (1989), 3 pages.
Alexander Somek, Review of Grundrechte und Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, by Winfried Brugger. 111 Juristische Blätter 133 (1989), 3 pages.
Alexander Somek, Review of Rechtslogik und Rechtswirklichkeit, by Friedrich Tezner. 38 Österreichische Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht 379 (1987/88), 5 pages. [Review of Legal Logic and Legal Reality, by Friedrich Tezner]
Alexander Somek, Review of Anthropologische Perspektiven: Einführung, Kritik und Plädoyer, by Anton Blok. 27 Zeitschrift für Rechtsvergleichung 237 (1986), 2 pages [Review of Anthropological Perspectives: Introduction, Criticism and Arguments, by Anton Blok].

Reports

Alexander Somek, “Europe: From Emancipation to Empowerment,” European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series, LEQS Paper No. 60, April 2013, 73 pages.
Alexander Somek, “Europe: Political, Not Cosmopolitan,” Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Discussion Paper SP IV2011-803, December 2011, 36 pages.
Alexander Somek, “The Social Question in a Transnational Context,” European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series, LEQS Paper No. 39, June 2011, 54 pages.