Publications-Lars Vinx

Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University

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  • The Guardian of the Constitution: Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt on the Limits of Constitutional Law, ed. and trans. by Lars Vinx (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy (Oxford: University Press, 2007).


Articles in journals

  • The Hegemonic Preservation Thesis Revisited - The Example of Turkey, in: Hague Journal on the Rule of Law (forthcoming).
  • Kelsen ve Hukuk ve Devletin
    , in: Çankaya Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Dergisi 1 (2016) 99-122 [translated by Mehmet Turhan].
  • Does Freedom of Association Justify Restrictions on Immigration?, in: Res Cogitans 10 (2015) 61-78.
  • The Incoherence of Strong Popular Sovereignty, in: International Journal of Constitutional Law 11 (2013) 101-121.
  • Carl Schmitt and the Analogy between Constitutional and International Law: Are Constitutional and International Law Inherently Political?, in: Global Constitutionalism 2 (2013) 91-124.
  • Austin, Kelsen, and the Model of Sovereignty, in: Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 24 (2011) 473-490.
  • Constitutional Indifferentism and Republican Freedom, in: Political Theory 38 (2010) 809-837.
  • Zur Transformation der Monarchie von Aristoteles zu Ockham, in: Vivarium 40 (2002) 41-74. (co-authored with Karl Ubl)

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

  • Ambedkar and the Imperative of Integration, in: Marko Ahteensuu (ed.), E Pluribus Unum. Scripta in honorem Eerik Lagerspetz sexagesimum annum complentis (University of Turku, Reports from the Department of Philosophy, vol. 35, 2016) 249-261.
  • Schauer on the Differentiation of Law, in: Christoph Bezemek and Nicoletta Ladavac (eds.), The Force of Law Reaffirmed - Frederick Schauer meets the Critics (Springer: Dordrecht, 2016) 129-143.
  • The Kelsen-Hart Debate: Hart's Critique of Kelsen's Legal Monism Reconsidered, in: Jeremy Telman (ed.), Hans Kelsen in America - Selective Affinities and the Mysteries of Academic Influence (Springer: Dordrecht, 2016) 59-83.
  • Carl Schmitt, in: J.D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edn., vol. 21 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2015) 28-33.
  • Carl Schmitt and the Problem of Constitutional Guardianship, in: Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, and Panu Minkkinen (eds.),The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015) 34-49.
  • Carl Schmitt's Defense of Sovereignty, in: Thomas Poole/David Dyzenhaus (eds.), Theorists of Constitutional Crisis: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on Law, Liberty and State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) 96-122.
  • Hobbes on Civic Liberty and the Rule of Law, in: Thomas Poole/David Dyzenhaus (eds.), Hobbes and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) 145-164.
  • Austin, Kelsen, and the Model of Sovereignty: A Note on the History of Modern Legal Positivism, in: Michael Freeman/Patricia Mindus (eds.), The Legacy of John Austin's Jurisprudence (New York/Heidelberg: Springer, 2012) 51-71.
  • Kelsen's Identitätsthese und das Problem der Rechtsstaatlichkeit, in: Tamara Ehs (ed.), Hans Kelsen und die europäische Union (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2008) 57-74.
  • Kirche, Arbeit und Eigentum bei Johannes Quidort von Paris, in: Christoph Egger/Herwig Weigl (eds.), Text – Schrift – Codex. Quellenkundliche Arbeiten aus dem Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung (Wien/München: Oldenbourg, 2000) 304-344. (co-authored with Karl Ubl)

Working Papers


  • Henning Grunwald, Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials, in: German History 31 (2013) 429-430.
  • Paul W. Kahn, Political Theology. Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, in: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (June 2011).
  • Antony Carty, Philosophy of International Law, in: Philosophy in Review 29/3 (2009) 164-165.

  • Republicanism and Judicial Review, in: University of Toronto Law Journal 59/4 (2009) 591-597. [review article on Richard Bellamy, Political Constitutionalism: A Republican Defence of the Constitutionality of Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)]
  • Otfried Höffe, Categorical Principles of Law. A Counterpoint to Modernity, in: Ethics 114/2 (2004) 353-356.