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Prof. Dr. Martin Loughlin

London School of Economics
Law / Legal and Political Thought
External Senior Fellow (EURIAS Programme)
October 2016 - July 2017

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Martin Loughlin is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He was educated at LSE, the University of Warwick and Harvard Law School and held chairs at the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester before returning to LSE in 2000. Between 2000 and 2002, he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, in 2007-08 he was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and in 20012-13 held a Law & Public Affairs Fellowship at Princeton University. In 2016-17 is a EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 2015 received an honorary LLD from University of Edinburgh.

Selected Publications

  • The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (2013)

  • Foundations of Public Law (2010)

  • The Idea of Public Law (2003)

  • ‘The Constitutional Imagination’ (2015) 78 Modern Law Review 1-25

  • ‘Politonomy’ in J. Meierhenrich and O Simons (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), ch 21

FRIAS Project

State, Law, Constitution

My studies at Freiburg seek to advance two related projects. The first is to complete a book on Political Jurisprudence: this will be an account of the juristic method underpinning the conceptual historical project I have been undertaking into the foundations of public law. The second, under the title of ‘the constitutional imagination’, examines the way that constitutional ideas shape modern political reality. The latter project focuses on a recent transformative change in the role of constitutions in political life and of the manner in which they are now being used to legitimate governing regimes that extend beyond the nation-state form.