Alexander Somek

University of Iowa - College of Law

Melrose and Byington

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

Solidarity Decomposed: Being and Time in European Citizenship

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-13
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 31 May 2007
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European citizenship, Directive 38/2004, solidarity, individualism

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Monism: A Tale of the Undead

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-22
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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public international law, monism, universalism, dualism, constitutional pluralism, European Union, normativity, legality, legal relationship, legal positivism, Hans Kelsen, Alfred Verdross

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Antidiscrimination and Decommodification

University of Iowa College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Jan 2005
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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jurisprudence, discrimination, social policy, employment discrimination

Stateless Law: Kelsen's Conception and its Limits

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-15
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Apr 2005
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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jurisprudence, constitutional law, state, meaning of law, Kelsen

Stateless Law: Kelsen's Conception and its Limits

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 753-774, 2006
Posted: 17 Jul 2008
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law

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From Workers to Migrants, from Distributive Justice to Inclusion: Exploring the Changing Social-Democratic Imagination

18 European Law Journal, pp. 711-726, 2012, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-40
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Union, Solidarity, Freedom of Movement, Federalism, Friedrich August von Hayek

From Workers to Migrants, from Distributive Justice to Inclusion: Exploring the Changing Social Democratic Imagination

European Law Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 711-726, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Aug 2012
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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The Spirit of Legal Positivism

University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-21
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Legal Positivism, Constructivism, Rule of Recognition, Jules Coleman, Ronald Dworkin, H.L.A. Hart, G.W.F. Hegel, Hans Kelsen

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Transnational Constitutional Law: The Normative Question

Journal of International Constitutional Law, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-03
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Feb 2009
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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normativity, transnational constitution, constitutionalisation of international law, superlegality

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Defective Law

University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-33
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Rule of Law, Legality, Public International Law, Customary International Law, Legal Doctrine, Legal Philosophy, Legal Theory

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Democratic Minimalism: Turning the Clock Back from Democracy to Democratization

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-10
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Union, democracy deficit, White Paper on Governance, deliberative democracy, parliamentary democracy

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Legal Science as a Source of Law: A Late Reply by Puchta to Kantorowicz

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-7
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Legal Theory, sources of law, legal science, historical school, free law movement

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Kelsen Lives

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-11, European Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 31 May 2007
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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public international law, legal theory

Kelsen Lives

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 409-451, 2007
Posted: 20 Jun 2008
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law

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The Argument From Transnational Effects I: Representing Outsiders Through Freedom of Movement

European Law Journal, Vol. 16, pp. 315-344, 2010, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-23
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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democracy, freedom of movement, beyond the nation of state, international trade

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The Constituent Power in a National and in a Transnational Context

3(1) Transnational Legal Theory pp. 31-60 (2012), U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-35
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2012
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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constitution, popular sovereignty, transnational authority, nation, action, Arendt, Sieyes, revolution

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Administration without Sovereignty

The Twilight of Constitutional Law, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-04
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Feb 2009
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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global administrative law, biopolitics, rule of law, sovereignty, legality

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On Supranationality

European Integration online Papers (EIoP), Vol. 5, No. 3, April 19, 2001
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Mar 2002
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
Downloads 214 (201,847)
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European integration, constitution building, democracy, integration theory, Nation-state, non-majoritarian institutions, social policy, supranationalism, law

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Equality as Reasonableness: Constitutional Normativity in Demise

THE DARK SIDE OF FNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, A. Sajo, ed., Kluwer, 2006, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-33
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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constitutions, normativity, equality, constitutional rights

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The Emancipation of Legal Dissonance

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-02
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 01 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Court of Justice, European Union Law, rule of law, legality, law, music

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The Argument From Transnational Effects II: Establishing Transnational Democracy

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-24, European Law Journal, Vol. 16, pp. 375-395, 2010
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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democracy, solidarity, rule of law, administrative nationality

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From the Rule of Law to the Constitutionalist Makeover: Changing European Conceptions of Public International Law

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-25
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 May 2009
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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constitutionalisation, rule of law, international law, Kelsen, Lautopacht

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Unpopular Sovereignty?

LSE Legal Studies Working Paper 3/2020, Modern Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Apr 2020
Alexander Somek and Michael A. Wilkinson
University of Iowa - College of Law and London School of Economics - Law School
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Popular Sovereignty, Constitutionalism, Democracy, Emancipation, Power, All-Affected Interestes

Unpopular Sovereignty?

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 83, Issue 5, pp. 955-978, 2020
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Sep 2020
Alexander Somek and Michael A. Wilkinson
University of Iowa - College of Law and London School of Economics - Law School
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Constitutionalization and the Common Good

University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Public Law, Constitutionalism, Public International Law, European Integration, Administrative Rartionality

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Europe: From Emancipation to Empowerment

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-16
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 24 Mar 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Union, Communism, Capitalism, Decommodification, Empowerment

Europe: From Emancipation to Empowerment

LEQS Paper No. 60
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 09 Apr 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Integration, Economic Liberalism, Emancipation, Socialism, De-commodification, Individualism, Empowerment

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The Indelible Science of Law

International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, pp. 424-441, 2009 , U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-18
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 May 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2010
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Common law, legal sciences, Public law

The Indelible Science of Law

International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 424-441, 2009
Posted: 04 Jul 2009
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law

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Inexplicable Law: Legality's Adventure in Europe

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-41
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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EU Law, jurisprudence, legal theory

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Paradoxical Parallels in the American and German Abortion Decisions

Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 9, p. 109, 2001
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 07 Nov 2011
Richard E. Levy and Alexander Somek
University of Kansas - School of Law and University of Iowa - College of Law
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De-Commodification Revisited: On the Absence of Emancipation in Europe

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-04
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Sep 2006
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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De-commodification, European Union, European Social Welfare State

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Legality and the Legal Relation

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-10
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 May 2020
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Legality, relational approach to law, antinomy of moral judgement, legal philosophy

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On Cosmopolitan Self-Determination

1 Global Constitutionalism, pp. 405-428, 2012, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-1
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Jan 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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constitutionalism, self-determination, citizenship, transnational law

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Europe: Political, Not Cosmopolitan

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-20
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Union, supranationality, nation state, collective self-determination, political self-determination, cosmopolitanism, constitutionalization, constitutionalism, regulatory competition, regulatory disarmament, European monetary union, administrative rationality

Europe: Political, Not Cosmopolitan

European Law Journal, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 142-163, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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The Social Question in a Transnational Context

LEQS Paper No. 39, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-14
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2014
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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social justice, international federation, neoliberalism, European Union, freedom of establishment, freedom of services, right to strike, industrial action, libertarianism

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The Preoccupation with Rights and the Embrace of Inclusion: A Critique

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-11
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Feb 2013
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Union, justice, social justice, human rights, inclusion

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Messianism, Exodus, and the Empty Signifier of European Integration

iCourts Working Paper Series, No. 175, 2019, IMAGINE Paper No. 2, November 2019
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Nov 2019
Alexander Somek and Jakob Rendl
University of Iowa - College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Political Messianism, J.H.H. Weiler, European Integration

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Cosmopolitan Constitutionalism: The Case of the European Convention*

Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-04
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
University of Iowa College of Law and University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Human Rights Law, European Convention, Margin of Appreciation, Cosmopolitanism, Constitutionalism

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The Cosmopolitan and the Federal Margins of Appreciation

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-16
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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European Human Rights Law, European Convention, Margin of Appreciation, Cosmopolitanism, Constitutionalism

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Introduction: Governing Regulatory Interaction: The Normative Question

European Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 431-439, July 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Jun 2006
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)Oxford Internet Institute and University of Iowa - College of Law
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The Darling Dogma of Bourgeois Europeanists

European Law Journal, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 688-712, 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Equality and Constitutional Indeterminacy an Interpretative Perspective on the European Economic Constitution

European Law Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 171-195, June 2001
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Sep 2008
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Delegation and Authority: Authoritarian Liberalism Today

European Law Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 340-360, 2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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Two Times Two Temperaments of Legal Scholarship and the Question of Commodification

Forthcoming in IMAGINE Paper No. 22 Third IMAGINE Workshop, Freedom and power of European constitutional scholarship , iCourts Working Paper Series No. 301
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Sep 2022
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa - College of Law
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legal scholarship, legal doctrine, commodification of legal knowledge