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(p. ix) List of Contributors

(p. ix) List of Contributors

Giorgio Agamben is Baruch Spinoza Chair and professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School. His unique readings of literature, literary theory, continental philosophy, political thought, religious studies, and art have made him one of the most innovative thinkers of our time. Educated in law and philosophy at the University of Rome, he has published widely across diverse fields. As a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Freiburg (1966–1968), he participated in Martin Heidegger’s seminars on Hegel and Heraclitus and was later a fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London. His many books include Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Stanford University Press, 1998); Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive (MIT Press, 2000); State of Exception (University of Chicago Press, 2005); The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government (Stanford University Press, 2011); Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm (Edinburgh University Press, 2015); and The Use of Bodies (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Friedrich Balke is professor of media studies at the University of Bochum, with a special focus on the theory, history, and aesthetics of visual representation. From 2007 until 2012 he was professor of the history and theory of artificial worlds at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. His books include Der Staat nach seinem Ende: Die Versuchung Carl Schmitts (Fink, 1996); Figuren der Souveränität (Fink, 2009); as coeditor, Gilles Deleuze: Fluchtlinien der Philosophie (Fink, 1996) (with Joseph Vogl); Vom Nutzen und Nachteil historischer Vergleiche: Der Fall Bonn–Weimar (Campus, 1997) (with Benno Wagner); Ästhetische Regime um 1800 (Fink, 2008) (with Leander Scholz and Harun Maye); and Räume und Medien des Regierens (Fink, 2016) (with Maria Muhle). In 2005 Balke was the Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University. He is currently codirector of a research group on “Medien und Mimesis” and the graduate program “Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug,” both funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the German Research Foundation.

Joseph W. Bendersky is professor of intellectual and German history at Virginia Commonwealth University and book review editor for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. He is the author of Carl Schmitt: Theorist for the Reich (Princeton University Press, 1983); The “Jewish Threat”: Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army (Basic Books, 2000), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award; A Concise History of Nazi Germany (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); and a scholarly edition and translation of Schmitt’s On the Three Types of Juristic Thought (Praeger, 2004). He has authored numerous articles on Carl Schmitt, (p. x) racial thinking in the U.S. military, American antisemitism, and Friedrich Meinecke. His works have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Polish. Among his most recent publications are “Trajectories in the Study of National Socialism,” German Studies Review (2016); and “Carl Schmitt and Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations Revisited,” in Carl Schmitt: Hoje, politica, direito e teologia (Editora Max Limo, 2016).

Aryeh Botwinick is professor of political science at Temple University, specializing in political theory. He studies democratic theory conceived in the broad sense as deriving from both Western monotheistic religious traditions and philosophical skepticism. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between monotheism and skepticism, considered both as a structure of argument and as an ethical content—and in the theoretical and practical intersections between politics and religion. Among other books, he is the author of Skepticism and Political Participation (Temple University Press, 1990); Power and Empowerment: A Radical Theory of Participatory Democracy (Temple University Press, 1992) (with Peter Bachrach); Postmodernism and Democratic Theory (Temple University Press, 1993); Skepticism, Belief, and the Modern: Maimonides to Nietzsche (Cornell University Press, 1997); Michael Oakeshott’s Skepticism (Princeton University Press, 2011); and Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics: A Critique and a Re-Appropriation (Routledge, 2014).

Horst Bredekamp is professor of art history at Humboldt University, Berlin. He completed his PhD in art history at the University of Marburg. After working at the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt am Main as a curator, he became assistant professor of art history at the University of Hamburg, where he was tenured in 1982. Between 2003 and 2012 he was a permanent fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg, the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. Since 2012 he has served as director of the cluster “Bild/Wissen/Gestaltung” at Humboldt University (with Wolfgang Schäffner), and in 2015 he joined the steering committee of the Humboldt-Forum, both in Berlin. The author of twenty-four books, he is a member of several learned societies, including the German National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was awarded the Ordre pour le mérite.

Rüdiger Campe is professor of German and comparative literature at Yale University. He previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of Aby Warburg and Humboldt research fellowships. His books include Affekt und Ausdruck: Zur Umwandlung der literarischen Rede im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Niemeyer, 1990); The Game of Probability: Literature and Calculation from Pascal to Kleist (Stanford University Press, 2012); and Baumgarten-Studien: Zur Genealogie der Ästhetik (August Verlag, 2014) (with Anselm Haverkamp and Christoph Menke). He is also the coeditor of Re-thinking Emotion: Interiority and Exteriority in Premodern, Modern, and Contemporary Thought (De Gruyter, 2014) (with Julia Weber) and has edited special journal issues on the work of Hans Blumenberg (Telos, 2012), observation in science and literature (Monatshefte, 2013), citation (Germanic Review, 2014), and other subjects. (p. xi)

David Dyzenhaus is a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He holds the Alfred Abel Chair of Law and was appointed in 2015 to the rank of university professor. In 2014–2015 he was the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: Pathologies of Legality, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2010); Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar (Oxford University Press, 1997); Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order (Hart, 1998); and The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He is editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal and of the book series “Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law.”

Raphael Gross is director of the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for Jewish History and Culture and holds the Chair for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University. He was previously director of both the Jewish Museum (2006–2015) and the Fritz Bauer Institute (2007–2015) in Frankfurt as well as of the Leo Baeck Institute in London (2001–2015). He is the author of Carl Schmitt and the Jews: The “Jewish Question,” the Holocaust, and German Legal Theory (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007); Anständig geblieben: Nationalsozialististische Moral (Fischer, 2010); and November 1938: Die Katastrophe vor der Katastrophe (Beck, 2013). His edited collections include Moralität des Bösen: Ethik und nationalsozialistische Verbrechen (Campus, 2009) (with Werner Konitzer); Die Frankfurter Schule und Frankfurt: Eine Rückkehr nach Deutschland (Wallstein, 2009) (with Monika Boll); “Ich staune, dass Sie in dieser Luft atmen können”: Jüdische Intellektuelle in Deutschland nach 1945 (Fischer, 2013) (with Monika Boll); and Der Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess (1963–1965): Kommentierte Quellenedition (Campus, 2013) (with Werner Renz).

Duncan Kelly is a reader in political thought in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He is the author of The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Franz Neumann (Oxford University Press, 2003) and The Propriety of Liberty: Persons, Passions and Judgement in Modern Political Thought (Princeton University Press, 2010), editor of Lineages of Empire (Oxford University of Press, 2009), and coeditor of the journals Modern Intellectual History and Max Weber Studies. He is currently writing an intellectual history of World War I.

Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He was a member of the Finnish diplomatic service in 1978–1994 and of the International Law Commission of the United Nations in 2002–2006. He has held visiting professorships at, among other institutions, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Universities of Brussels, Melbourne, Paris, São Paulo, and Utrecht. He is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy and holds honorary doctorates from (p. xii) the Universities of Uppsala, Frankfurt, and McGill. His main publications include From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument (Cambridge University Press, 1989); The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870–1960 (Cambridge University Press, 2001); and The Politics of International Law (Routledge, 2011). He is currently working on a history of international legal thought from the late medieval period to the nineteenth century.

Matthias Lievens is an assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven, Belgium, and a member of Research in Political Philosophy Leuven (RIPPLE). He wrote a doctoral dissertation on Carl Schmitt’s concept of the political, and he has published on aspects of Schmitt’s work in journals such as Constellations, Contemporary Political Theory, Philosophy & Social Criticism, and the Journal of the Philosophy of History. His current research concerns the crisis of democracy and the politics of climate change. He is the author of The Limits of the Green Economy: From Re-inventing Capitalism to Re-politicising the Present (Routledge, 2015) (with Anneleen Kenis) and has published on Jacques Rancière, governance and democracy, and climate politics in Thesis Eleven, Political Studies, Environmental Politics, and Review of Radical Political Economics.

Christian Linder is an essayist and literary critic, as well as a radio journalist at Deutschlandfunk and Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Germany. Educated at the University of Bonn, he has written for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is the author of Der Bahnhof von Finnentrop: Eine Reise ins Carl Schmitt Land (Matthes & Seitz, 2008), a deeply researched, unconventional analysis of Schmitt’s postwar life in rural Germany presented in the form of a travelogue. His other books include two biographies of Heinrich Böll, Leben und Schreiben 1917–1985 (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1986) and Das Schwirren des heranfliegenden Pfeils: Heinrich Böll (Matthes & Seitz, 2009.)

Martin Loughlin is professor of public law at the London School of Economics and 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 2007–2008 he was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, in 2012–2013 he held a Law and Public Affairs Fellowship at Princeton University, and in 2016–2017 he is a EURIAS senior fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies. He is a fellow of the British Academy, and his publications include The Idea of Public Law (Oxford University Press, 2003); Foundations of Public Law (Oxford University Press, 2010); and The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013).

John P. McCormick is professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Weber, Habermas and Transformations of the European State: On Constitutional, Social and Supranational Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007); and Machiavellian Democracy (Cambridge University Press, (p. xiii) 2011). He is the editor of Confronting Mass Democracy and Industrial Technology: German Political and Social Thought from Nietzsche to Habermas (Duke University Press, 2002) and the coeditor of Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy (Princeton University Press, 2015) (with Peter E. Gordon). He has received the following fellowships: a Fulbright scholarship, a fellowship at the Center for European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen, Germany (1994–1995), a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute (1995–1996), a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship at Harvard University (2008–2009), and a Rockefeller Foundation Residential Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy (2013).

Reinhard Mehring is professor of political science at Heidelberg University of Education. He is the author of numerous books, including Pathetisches Denken: Carl Schmitts Denkweg am Leitfaden Hegels (Duncker & Humblot, 1989); Carl Schmitt zur Einführung, 4th ed. (Junius, 2011); Carl Schmitt: A Biography (Polity, 2014); Kriegstechniker des Begriffs: Biographische Studien zu Carl Schmitt (Mohr, 2014); and most recently, Heideggersgroße Politik”: Die semantische Revolution der Gesamtausgabe (Mohr, 2016). His edited volumes include Carl Schmitt: Der Begriff des Politischen (De Gruyter, 2003); “Auf der gefahrenvollen Straße des öffentlichen Rechts”: Briefwechsel Carl Schmitt/Rudolf Smend 1921–1961 (Duncker & Humblot, 2010); and Voraussetzungen und Garantien des Staates: Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenfördes Staatsverständnis (Nomos, 2014) (with Martin Otto).

Jens Meierhenrich is associate professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and previously taught for a decade at Harvard University, where he was an assistant professor in the Department of Government and at the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies. He is the author of The Legacies of Law: Long-Run Consequences of Legal Development in South Africa, 1652–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which won the American Political Science Association’s 2009 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the “best book published in the United States during the previous year in politics, government, or international affairs.” His other publications include Lawfare: A Genealogy (Cambridge University Press, 2017); and, as editor, Political Trials in Theory and History (Cambridge University Press, 2016) (with Devin O. Pendas) and Ernst Fraenkel, The Dual State: A Contribution to the Theory of Dictatorship (Oxford University Press, [1941] 2017). In 2012–2013 he was a member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is currently writing a book about Carl Schmitt’s thought and conduct in Nazi Germany.

Samuel Moyn is Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law and professor of history at Harvard University. He previously taught in the Columbia University history department for thirteen years, most recently as James Bryce Professor of European Legal History. He is the author of several books in the fields of modern European intellectual history and legal history and for several years has been delving into the history of human rights. He is the author of Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics (Cornell University Press, 2005); The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (p. xiv) (Harvard University Press, 2010); and Human Rights and the Uses of History (Verso, 2014). His most recent book is Christian Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

David Pan is professor of German and chair of the Department of European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the book review editor of Telos, the executive director of the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute, and a member of the executive council of the Modern Language Association. He has previously held positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford University, Penn State University, and McKinsey & Company. He is the author of Primitive Renaissance: Rethinking German Expressionism (University of Nebraska Press, 2001) and Sacrifice in the Modern World: On the Particularity and Generality of Nazi Myth (Northwestern University Press, 2012). He has published on Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Georg Hamann, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Jünger, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Schmitt, and Theodor W. Adorno.

Stanley L. Paulson was professor of philosophy and William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law at Washington University, St. Louis, until his retirement in 2011. During the period 1999–2011 he also held, at regular intervals, a Mercator Guest Professorship in the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel, and he is presently a guest at the University’s Hermann Kantorowicz Institute. Paulson was awarded an honorary doctorate in Uppsala in 2004 and in Kiel, also in 2004, as well as Germany’s Humboldt Research Prize in 2005. He has written nearly two hundred articles and reviews in English and in German, with translations into eight other languages. Presently he is working on a treatise on Hans Kelsen’s legal philosophy, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Eric A. Posner is Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. His current research interests include financial regulation, international law, and constitutional law. His books include Law and Social Norms (Harvard University Press, 2000); The Limits of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2005) (with Jack Goldsmith); New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard University Press, 2006) (with Matthew Adler); Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty and the Courts (Oxford University Press, 2007) (with Adrian Vermeule); The Perils of Global Legalism (University of Chicago Press, 2009); Climate Change Justice (Princeton University Press, 2010) (with David Weisbach); The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic (Oxford University Press, 2011) (with Adrian Vermeule); Economic Foundations of International Law (Harvard University Press, 2013) (with Alan Sykes); and The Twilight of International Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.

Ulrich K. Preuß is professor emeritus of law and political science at Freie Universität Berlin and at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. As a participant in the so-called Round Table negotiations in 1989–1990, he coauthored a constitutional draft for the German Democratic Republic. He has taught at Princeton University, the New School for Social Research, the University of Chicago, and Haifa University. From 1992 (p. xv) until 2011 he served as a judge at the Staatsgerichtshof (State Constitutional Court) in the Land, or state, of Bremen. His books include Constitutional Revolution: The Link Between Constitutionalism and Progress (Humanities Press, 1995); Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies: Rebuilding the Ship at Sea (Cambridge University Press, 1998) (with Jon Elster and Claus Offe); and Citizens in Europe: Essays on Democracy, Constitutionalism, and European Integration (European Consortium for Political Research, 2016) (with Claus Offe).

William Rasch is professor of German Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research deals primarily with the theoretical discourse of modernity. He is the author of Niklas Luhmann’s Modernity: The Paradoxes of Differentiation (Stanford University Press, 2000); Sovereignty and Its Discontents: On the Primacy of Conflict and the Structure of the Political (Birkbeck Law Press, 2004); and Carl Schmitt: Our Untimely Contemporary (Polity, forthcoming). He has edited a volume of essays by Niklas Luhmann and volumes dedicated to the air war during World War II; postwar German rubble films; and special journal issues on Niklas Luhmann (New German Critique, 1994; Soziale Systeme, 2008), systems theory (Cultural Critique, 1995), and Carl Schmitt (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2005). He is currently serving as chair of the Department of Germanic Studies for the third time, having also served as chair of the Department of International Studies.

William E. Scheuerman is professor of political science and international studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches political and legal theory. He is the author of Between the Norm and the Exception: The Frankfurt School and the Rule of Law (MIT Press, 1994), which won two prestigious awards; Carl Schmitt: The End of Law (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999); Liberal Democracy and the Social Acceleration of Time (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004); Hans Morgenthau: Realism and Beyond (Polity, 2008); The Realist Case for Global Reform (Polity, 2011); and Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law (Routledge, 2012). His edited collections include The Rule of Law Under Siege: Selected Essays of Franz L. Neumann and Otto Kirchheimer (University of California Press, 1996) and From Liberal Democracy to Fascism: Legal and Political Thought in the Weimar Republic (Brill, 2000) (with Peter C. Caldwell). Presently he is writing a book on civil disobedience and the law.

Alexander Schmitz is editor-in-chief of Konstanz University Press. He has published on Hans Blumenberg, Carl Schmitt, and Jurij Lotman. His publications on Blumenberg include, as coeditor, Hans Blumenberg/Carl Schmitt: Briefwechsel 1971–1978 (Suhrkamp, 2007) (with Marcel Lepper, 2007); Hans Blumenberg, Der Mann vom Mond: Über Ernst Jünger (Suhrkamp, 2007) (with Marcel Lepper); Hans Blumenberg, Geistesgeschichte der Technik (Suhrkamp, 2009) (with Bernd Stiegler); Hans Blumenberg, Schriften zur Technik (Suhrkamp, 2015) (with Bernd Stiegler); 2015); and Hans Blumenberg, Schriften zur Literatur (Suhrkamp, 2016) (with Bernd Stiegler). He also edited works of Jurij Lotman, notably Jurij Lotman, Kultur und Explosion (Suhrkamp, 2010) (with Susi K. Frank and Cornelia Ruhe); and Jurij Lotman, Die Innenwelt des (p. xvi) Denkens: Eine semiotische Theorie der Kultur (Suhrkamp, 2010) (with Susi K. Frank and Cornelia Ruhe).

Oliver Simons is associate professor of Germanic languages at Columbia University and previously taught at Harvard University, where he was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. His first book, a comparative study of spatial concepts in philosophy, empirical psychology, art history, and literature around 1900, appeared in 2007: Raumgeschichten: Topographien der Moderne in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Literatur (Fink). His second monograph, a book on literary theories, was first published in 2009: Literaturtheorien zur Einführung, 2nd ed. (Junius, 2014). He has also coedited Kolonialismus als Kultur: Literatur, Medien, Wissenschaften in der deutschen Gründerzeit des Fremden (Francke, 2002) (with Alexander Honold), a collection on German colonialism; Kafkas Institutionen (Transcript, 2007) (with Arne Höcker); and Bachmanns Medien (Vorwerk, 2008) (with Elisabeth Wagner).

Matthew G. Specter is associate professor of history at Central Connecticut State University and associate editor of the journal History & Theory. His research centers on modern European intellectual history, German political thought, human rights, and international relations theory. He earned a BA from Brown University and his MA and PhD from Duke University. His first book, Habermas: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2010), has been widely reviewed and translated. His current project, Atlantic Realisms, 1890–1960: Political Thought and Foreign Policy, traces the genealogy of contemporary foreign policy realism through the intellectual careers of Carl Schmitt, Hans Morgenthau, and Wilhelm Grewe. He has also published in History & Theory and Modern Intellectual History, among other publications. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities, the Institute for the Human Sciences, Vienna; the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna; and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Benno Teschke is a reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Myth of 1648: Class, Geopolitics and the Making of Modern International Relations (Verso, 2003), which was awarded the 2004 Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize. In 2011 he led an exchange with Gopal Balakrishnan on Carl Schmitt in the New Left Review. His current research projects include a sequel to The Myth of 1648, entitled Grand Strategy and the Political Geographies of Historical Capitalism. He has held positions as an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at the University of California, Los Angeles and in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales, Swansea. In the summer of 2011 he was a visiting research fellow at the ERC-funded project “Europe, 1815–1914” at the University of Helsinki. In 2013–2014 he served as a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. (p. xvii)

Johannes Türk is associate professor of Germanic studies and adjunct professor of comparative literature at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also serves as director of the Institute of German Studies. He is the author of Die Immunität der Literatur (Fischer, 2011) and has coedited a special journal issue on figures and figuration of the (un-)dead (Germanic Review, 2007) (with Robert Buch). He has published on Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Heinrich von Kleist, Carl Schmitt, Thomas Mann, and immunology. He is currently working on projects about immunity as a political concept as well as on political emotions.

Miguel Vatter is professor of politics at University of New South Wales, Australia. He previously taught in the United States and Chile and has held visiting professorships in Germany and China. He works in the areas of political theory and contemporary philosophy, and his books include Between Form and Event: Machiavelli’s Theory of Political Freedom (Fordham University Press, 2000); Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’: A Reader’s Guide (Bloomsbury, 2013); and The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society (Fordham University Press, 2014). He has also coedited The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics and Neoliberalism (Fordham University Press, 2014) (with Vanessa Lam).

Adrian Vermeule is the Ralph S. Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. He has authored or coauthored nine books, including Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small (Oxford University Press, 2007); Law and the Limits of Reason (Oxford University Press, 2008); The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic (Oxford University Press, 2010) (with Eric A. Posner); The System of the Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2011); The Constitution of Risk (Cambridge University Press, 2014); and Law’s Abnegation: From Law’s Empire to the Administrative State (Harvard University Press, 2016). He is a coeditor of the New Rambler Review and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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