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Johan Willem Gous Van der Walt

Johan Willem Gous Van der Walt

Professor
Head of the Research Unit in Law

Research Topics Legal Philosophy, Legal theory, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory
Faculty or Centre Faculté de Droit, d'Economie et de Finance
Research Unit Droit
Postal Address Weicker Building, Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Campus Office C101
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6175

Johan van der Walt joined the University of Luxembourg in August 2011.Before moving to Luxembourg he held chairs at the Universities of Glasgow (2007-2011) and Johannesburg (1996-2006). He also holds an extraordinary professorship at the University of Pretoria (2009-). His fields of specialisation are Philosophy of Law, Legal Theory and Jurisprudence. His research is informed by continental European and Anglo-American traditions of philosophy, legal theory, jurisprudence, political theory and anthropology. He is the author of the monographs Law and Sacrifice (2005) and The Horizontal Effect Revolution and the Question of Sovereignty (2014) as well as  numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapter contributions to books.

 

Last updated on: Thursday, 03 March 2016

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Collective works published as editor or director

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See detailConstitutional Sovereignty and Social Solidarity in Europe
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous; Ellsworth, Jeffrey

Book published by Nomos/Bloomsbury (2015)

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Articles published in scientific periodicals

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See detailWhen One Religious Extremism Unmasks Another: Reflections on Europe’s States of Emergency as a Legacy of Ordo-Liberal De-hermeneuticisation
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics and International Relations (2017), 24(1), 79-101

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See detailDELEGITIMATION BY CONSTITION? LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENTALISM AND THE QUESTION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Critical Quarterly for Legislation and Law (2015), 3/2015

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See detailThe Literary Exception: Reflections on Agamben’s “Liberal Democratic” Political Theology and the Religious Destabilisation of the Political in Our Time
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations (2015), 23(1), 15-44

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See detailThe Murmur of Being and the Chatter of Law (review article)
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Social & Legal Studies (2011)

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See detailVertical Sovereignty, Horizontal Constitutionalism, Subterranean Capitalism: A Case of Competing Retroactivities
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in South African Journal on Human Rights on Constitution-making in South Africa, 2010, 26 (1) 102-129 (2010), 26(1), 102-129

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See detailRawls and Derrida on the historicity of constitutional democracy and international justice
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Constellations (2009), 16(1), 23-41

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Books published as author, translator, etc.

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See detailTHE HORIZONTAL EFFECT REVOLUTION AND THE QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTY
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

Book published by Walter de Gruyter - 1st (2014)

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Contributions to collective works

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See detailAbdications of Sovereignty in State Action and Horizontal Effect Jurisprudence
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Kahana, Tsvi; Scolnicov, Anat (Eds.) Boundaries of State, Boundaries of Rights: Human Rights, Private Actors, and Positive Obligations (2016)

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See detailWhen Time Gives. Reflections on Two Rivonia Renegades
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Allo, Awol (Ed.) The Court Room as a Space of Resistance. Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial (2015)

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See detailTimeo Danais dona ferre and the Constitution that Europeans may one day have given themselves
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous (Ed.) Constitutional Sovereignty and Social Solidarity in Europe (2015)

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See detailLAW, UTOPIA, EVENT A Constellation of Two Trajectories
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Sarat, Austin; Douglas, Lawrence; Umphrey, Martha (Eds.) Law and the Utopian Imagination (2014)

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See detailLaw and the Space of Appearance in Arendt’s thought
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Goldini, Marco; McCorkindale, Chris (Eds.) Hannah Arendt and the Law (2012)

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See detailRethinking the Fundamental Structures of the State with Reference to the Horizontal Application of Fundamental Rights
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Sachs, Michael (Ed.) Der grundrechtsgeprägte Verfassungsstaat. Festschrift für Klaus Stern zum 80. Geburtstag (2012)

See detailTotemic Immimanence
Van Der Walt, Johan Willem Gous

in Motha, Stewart (Ed.) Reading Modern Law (2012)

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