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Dr Marinos Diamantides

Selected publications

Books

  • Diamantides, M. with Schutz A. Immaculate Conceptions: Secularization in Law and Philosophy - Four Chapters on Law and Political Theology in the 21st Century, Edinburgh University Press, ‘Encounters in Law and Philosophy’ Series, (forthcoming).
  • Diamantides, M., with Hilaire A. Barnett Public Law (London: University of London Press, 2003)
  • Diamantides, M. The Ethics of Suffering: Modern Law, Philosophy and Medicine (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) pp.200.

Edited Books

  • Diamantides, Marinos and Gearey, Adam (eds.) Islam, Law and Identity. Abingdon, UK: Routledge (2011).
  • Diamantides, M. (ed.) Levinas, Law, Politics (London & New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007)

Chapters in edited collections

  • ‘Between glory and ignominy; Genealogical investigations concerning the dignity of contemporary government’ in Decker, O (ed.) Modern Times; Haunted by the Past, Hunted by the Future. Routledge (forthcoming).
  • 'L'ordre juridique positif et l'anarchie de la foi Abrahamique'. In: Dupret, B. (ed.) La charia aujourd'hui: Usages de la référence au droit islamique. Paris, France: Editions La Decouverte,  (2012) pp. 35-50. ISBN 9782707169969.
  • 'Shari’a, faith and critical legal theory'. In: Diamantides, Marinos and Gearey, Adam (eds.) Islam, Law and Identity. Abingdon, UK: Routledge,(2011) pp. 49-67. ISBN 9780415566810.
  • ‘God’s Political Power in Western and Eastern Christianity ’. 2012 Divus Thomas 115 (2), pp. 333-381. ISSN 0012-4257.
  • 'Levinasian Ethics and the morality of law’ in D. Manderson (ed.) Essays on Levinas and Law – A mosaic. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
  • ‘Responsibility in the wake of the subject’s demise: the appeal and dangers of Levinas’s ethical anarchy’ in Diamantides (ed.) Levinas, Law, Politics (London & New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007) pp.1-31.
  • ‘Levinas and critical legal thought: imbroglio, opera buffa, divine comedy?’ in Diamantides (ed.) Levinas, Law, Politics (London & New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2007) pp.179-215.
  • ‘Towards a Western-Islamic Conceptions of Legalism’, in Barshack, Goodrich, Schutz (eds) Law, Text, Terror. (London: Glasshouse Press, 2006) pp.95-118.
  • 'From escape to hostage', in G. & A. Horowitz (eds.) Difficult Justice: Commentaries on Levinas and Politics (Toronto, Buffalo, London: Toronto University Press, 2006), p.p. 191-220.
  • ‘Law’s ignoble compassion’ in P. Goodrich and M. Valverde (eds) Nietzsche and Legal Theory – Half Written Laws, (New York, London: Routledge, 2005) pp.181-193.
  • ‘Islamic fundamentalism and Western horror: fear of the other or of oneself?’ in P. Van Duyne (ed.) Personal Liberty Equilibria in Cross-Border Crime. (Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2004) pp.157-186.

Articles

  • ‘Law and the arche-ology of compassion’ International Journal of Law in Context, Special Issue on ‘Law and Compassion’ Feenan, D & Bedford, D (eds.) (forthcoming 2015).
  • ‘Levinas, Agamben and the crisis of the modern constitutional imagination: ethics, political theology and crisis management’ in Teoria e Critica della Regolazione Sociale (Special issue on "Rights and Conflicts. Legal Orders and the Challenge of Political Agonism" Ciaramelli, F & Menga, F (eds.) (2) 2015
  • 'Constitutional Theory and its Limits. Reflections on Comparative Political Theologies'. Law, Culture and the Humanities 11 (1) 2015
  • ’On and Out of Revolution: Between Public Law and Religion’ Law, Culture and The Humanities 10 (3) 2014
  • ’God’s Political Power in Western and Eastern Christianity in Comparative Perspective’, Divus Thomas November issue 2012.
  • 'No bad conscience please, we’re speculating. Lacanian views on the relation of ethics and positive law in Jeanne Lorraine Schroeder’s The Four Lacanian Discourses or Turning Law Inside-Out', Review Essay in The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 23(3) Special issue 'Derrida, Semiotics and Justice' (2010), pp. 339-354..
  • ‘The 2005 Iraqi elections and law: a positive tale,’ Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 28, Nos 3 & 4, Summer & Fall (2006) pp.27-39.
  • 'In the company of priests: meaninglessness, suffering and compassion in the thoughts of Nietzsche and Levinas', Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 24, Number 3 (2003), pp.1275-1307.
  • 'The subject may have disappeared but its sufferings remain', 11 Law and Critique 2 (2000) pp.137-166.
  • 'The violence of irresponsibility - enigmas of medical law', 35 New Formations, special issue 'The Ethics of Violence' (1999) [Special issue: Renata Saleçl and Slavoj Zizek eds.] pp.145-158.
  • 'Ethics in law: death marks on a still life', 6 Law and Critique 2 (1995) pp.209-228.
  • ‘Hesitant left’, NYU Review of Law and Social Change, Volume 31, issue 3, (2007).

Other publications

  • Review Article of Baudoin Dupret 2006 Le Jugement en Action – Ethnomėthodologie du Droit, de la Morale et de la Justice en Egypte. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (May 2009).
  • Barnett H.A. and Diamantides M. Public Law, 2003 (handbook for students of the University of London, External LLB).

Invited Lectures

  • 17/4/ 2007: ‘The thought of Levinas and critical legal scholars’ (Public Evening Lecture Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Israel.
  • 30/6/2004: ‘Legalism in Islamic political thought’ (Public lecture, Faculty of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 27/6/2004: ‘Liberalism and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas’ ( Public Lecture, Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 5/3/2003: ‘The continuing debate on Abortion - Law, Gender and Ethics,’ (student lecture,the Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, New York, USA).
  • 3/3/2001: ‘Withdrawal of life-support from patients suffering Persistent Vegetative State Syndrome – a challenge for Judicial Review’ (student lecture, the School of Law, University of Kent.
  • 6/9/1996: ‘The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas – Implications for Jurisprudence’ (Keynote Address, Critical Legal Studies Conference, University of East London, London, UK).

Invited papers

  • 1/9/2005: ‘Constitutional engineering in post-invasion Iraq – Electoral law 2004-2005’ ( the Inaugural conference of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, University of East London).
  • 7/3/2003: Discussant of the philosopher Simon Critchley’s paper 'I Want to Die, I Hate My Life – Phaedra’s Malaise' at 6th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, USA.
  • 18/10/2002: ‘Islamic Fundamentalism versus Western Legal Formalism,’ at 4th Colloquium On Cross Border Crime: Cross-Border Crime in Europe: Law Enforcement, Safety and Personal Liberty Equilibria; Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 27/9/2002: ‘Parliament and the Politics of Survival in the Republic of Yemen: institutional order, tribalism and political clientalism,’ ( Electoral Laws in Post-War Societies, conference organised by the ‘Centre for Comparative Studies Law and Society’ Beirut, Lebanon.

Conference papers

  • Association of Law Culture and Humanities, Boston, April 2008
  • Law and Society in the Arab World, Amman, July 2008
  • 'Secularism, Nationalism and Human Rights: Law and Politics in Europe and the Middle East', Tel Aviv in December 20-21, 2009.
  • 27/08/2007: Legal and political dimensions of religious and secular identities in monotheistic cultures, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.
  • 11/02/07: Legal and political dimensions of religious and secular identities in Muslim-majority states, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 26/06/06: Legal and political dimensions of religious and secular identities in the UK , Birkbeck College, University of London, England, UK.
  • 11-12/3/2006: Teaching from the Left, European Law Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., USA.
  • 17-18/9/2006: Centennial Conference on Levinas and Law, Faculty of Law, Mcgill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • 14/05/2004: ‘Levinas and the Political’, Birkbeck College, University of London, England, UK.
  • 1-2/9/2005: the Inaugural conference of the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies University of East London, London, UK.
  • 7-9/3/2003: Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, USA.
  • 17-18/10/2003: Sovereignty and the Right to Death, Cleveland Marshal School of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • 4-7/5/2001: Law and Society Association – International Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 18-20/9/2000: Law and Cultural Studies II, International Institute for the Sociology of the Law, University of Oñati, Spain.
  • 9/2000: Critical Legal Studies Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • 9/1999: Critical Legal Studies Conference, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK).
  • 9/1996: Critical Legal Studies Conference, Department of Law, University of East London, UK.
  • 1995: The University of London Legal Theory Seminar Series.
  • 9/1994: Critical Legal Studies Conference, Department of Law, University of Warwick, UK.

Organised conferences

  • 1996: The Critical Legal Studies Conference (Co-organised, hosted by the University of East London).
  • May 13, 2004: Levinas and the Political, Birkbeck School of Law. Confirmed participants include: Fred Alford (University of Maryland), Tina Chanter, De Paul University), Simon Critchley (New School University), Brian Schroeder (Rochester Institute of Technology).

Other associations and work

Member of the Editorial Board of Law and Critique, (Springer)

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