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Alternative forms of legislation/regulation and their implications

(2018) Outsourcing the Law: A Philisophical Perspective on Regulation, Edgar Elgar Publishers 2018.

(2016) Goal Regulation, Democracy and Organised Distrust, in: S. Comtois and K. De Graaf (eds.) On Lawmaking and Public Trust, Eleven: International publishing, The Hague, 2016, 43-54 [DOCX]

(2013) Regulation and the Rule of Law, Law of Ukraine, Kiev, 4/2013, pp. 39-47

(2013) Law and Regulation, in: Human Rights and the Problem of Legal Injustice: Annals of the Preparatory Meeting for the XXVI World Congress of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, ed. by Joao Adeodato, Editura Noeses. Sao Paolo [DOC]

(2013) ВЕРХОВЕНСТВО ПРАВА ЯК ЮРИДИЧНЕ ОБЛИЧЧЯ ДЕРЖАВИ1 (Regulation and the rule of law) , in: ФІЛОСОФІЯ ПРАВА І ЗАГАЛЬНА ТЕОРІЯ ПРАВА (Journal for the Philosophy of Law and General Jurisprudence) 2/2013. Ukraine, pp. 176-184

(2013) Pyramids and the Value of Generality, Regulation & Governance, special issue on Twenty Years of Responsive Regulation: An Appreciation and Appraisal (edited by C. Parker), 7(1) [PDF]

(2010) Together with M. Hertogh (eds.): Selfregulation, thematic issue of Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Vol. 4, no 3 2010, pp. 219-404.

(2010) Who is regulating the self? Selfregulation as outsourced rulemaking, in: Selfregulation, thematic issue of Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Vol. 4, no 3 2010, pp. 225-241 [SSRN]

(2010) Arguing about goals: The Diminishing Scope of Legal Reasoning, Argumentation, 24:211-226 [SSRN]

(2008) The Changing Bell Jar, in: European Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No 1, pp. 183-202 [EJLS]

(2008) From Democracy Towards Accountability: in: E. Kofmel (ed.) Major Trends in Anti-Democratic Thought, Imprint Academics, pp. 165-185 [PDF]

(2007) `Governing by Goals: Governance as a Legal Style', in: Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Hart Publishing, pp. 51-72

(2007) The Emergence of New Types of Norms, in: Luc J. Wintgens (ed.) Legislation in Context: Essays in Legisprudence, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 117-133 [SSRN]

(2004) `Some objections to an aspirational system of law' in: N.E.H.M. Zeegers et al. (eds) Social and Symbolic Effects of Legislation on the Rule of Law, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, pp. 299-315 [PDF]


Methodology of legal scholarship

(2013) Breaking the Circle: Goal-legislation and the Need for Empirical Research, in: The Theory and Practice of Legislation, Hart Publ. Vol 1, no 3, 2013., pp. 395-414 [DOCX]

(2013) The Impossibility of an Outsider’s Perspective, in: The Objectivity of Legal Methodology, eds. Husa and Hoecke, Hart Publishers [PDF]

(2011) `Open or autonomous: The debate on legal methodology as a reflection of the debate on law’, in: Methodologies of Legal Research: Which Kind of Method for What Kind of Discipline? M. van Hoecke (ed.), Hart Publ. Oxford, pp. 87-110 [SSRN]


The importance of procedures

(2015) The Uneasy Marriage between Law and Equality in: Laws 2015, 4, 82-90; doi:10.3390/laws4010082 [PDF]

(2014) Reciprocity: A Fragile Equilibrium, in: Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Special Issue: Reciprocity and the Normativity of Legal Orders, eds. Hans Lindahl and Bart van Klink, 2014/2, pp. 172-184, ISSN 2213-0713 [DOCX]

(2010) Instrumentalisation of the public sphere: a philosophical perspective in: Social Security as a Public Interest: a multidisciplinary inquiry into the foundations of the regulatory welfare state, eds. G.Vonk and A. Tollenaar, Intersentia, pp. 173-193. [SSRN] (as `safeguarding the public sphere’)

(2001) `Formal Justice as a Common Language', in: Arend Soeteman (ed.), Pluralism and Law, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 1-17 [PDF]

(2000) Non-discrimination and diversity, P.C. Westerman (ed.), Boom, Meppel, 126 pp

(2000) `The principle of equality as a heuristic device', in: Non-discrimination and diversity, P.C. Westerman (ed.), Boom, Meppel, pp. 115-124 [PDF]

(1999) `Means and Ends', in: Rediscovering Fuller: Essays on Implicit Law and Institutional Design, W. Witteveen and W. van der Burg (eds.), Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 145-168 [PDF]


History of ideas

(2014) Natural rights versus human dignity: two conflicting traditions, in: The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity, eds. Marcus Düwell et al., Cambridge UP, 2014, pp.108-116 ISBN 0521195780, 9780521195782 [PDF]

(2007) ‘Suárez and the formality of Law', in: Matthias Kaufmann und Robert Schnepf (Hrsg.), Politische Metaphysik: Die Entstehung moderner Rechtskonzeptionen in der Spanischen Spätscholastik, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 227-237 [PDF]

(2005) `Natural Law' in: Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law [IVR]

(1998) The Disintegration of Natural Law Theory: Aquinas to Finnis, Brill, Leiden, 325 pp [PDF]

(1994) `Hume and the Natural Lawyers: a Change of Landscape', in: Hume and Hume's Connexions, M.A. Stewart and J. Wright (eds.), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 83-104

(1989) `The European Example; a Contingent Path towards Democracy', Quest, vol.III, nr. 1, pp. 60-74

(1988) `Hume's Reception of Grotius: A History of Historization', Grotiana, Vol.9, pp. 64-78 [PDF]



(2010) With P. van Lochem, Rules on Rulemaking, special issue of Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Vol. 4, no 2 2010, pp. 107-218.

(2009) Together with N. Zeegers (eds.): 'Experts and Legislation', thematic issue of Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Vol. 3, no 3 2009, pp. 247-366.

(2005) `The Moralist, A conversation with John Harris about bioethics', Rechtsfilosofie & Rechtstheorie, 2005/1, pp. 46-56 [PDF]