David A. Westbrook

Louis A. Del Cotto Professor

Research Focus: Corporations and Finance, International Law and Globalization, Political Economy and Social Theory

Links: Curriculum Vitae, SSRNDavidAWestbrook.com

Contact Information

521 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-2073
Email: dwestbro@buffalo.edu

Faculty Assistant: Suzanne Caruso

Books

DEPLOYING OURSELVES: ISLAMIST VIOLENCE AND THE RESPONSIBLE PROJECTION OF U.S. FORCE (Paradigm: 2010)

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OUT OF CRISIS: RETHINKING OUR FINANCIAL MARKETS (Paradigm Publishers 2009)
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NAVIGATORS OF THE CONTEMPORARY: WHY ETHNOGRAPHY MATTERS (University of Chicago Press 2008)
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BETWEEN CITIZEN AND STATE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CORPORATION (Paradigm Publishers 2007)
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CITY OF GOLD: AN APOLOGY FOR GLOBAL CAPITALISM IN A TIME OF DISCONTENT (Routledge 2003)
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Journal Articles

Neofeudalism, Paraethnography and the Custodial Regulation of Financial Institutions, JASSA : THE FINSIA JOURNAL OF APPLIED FINANCE (2013) no. 2 : 57

Creative Engagements Indeed! Open “Disciplines, The Allure of Others, and Intellectual Fertility," JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ANTHROPOLOGY (2014) vol. 3(2) : 33-48

Ronald Coase (1910-2013), WORLD ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER vol. 3 (October 2013); republished by University of New South Wales Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation (posted Dec. 4, 2013); Laboratorio de Análisis Económico y Social A.C., DEBATE ECONÓMICO vol. 2 (3), No. 6 Septiembre-Diciembre 2013 : 120-128 (posted March 26, 2014)

Dinner Parties During "Lost Decades": On the Difficulties of Rethinking Financial Markets, Fostering Elite Consensus, and Renewing Political Economy, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (2013) vol. 36 : 1187
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A Shallow Harbor and a Cold Horizon: The Deceptive Promise of Modern Agency Law for the Theory of the Firm, SEATTLE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (2012) vol. 35 : 1369
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Angustia, Disciplina, Esperanca (written as Anxiety, Hope, Discipline: Economic Crisis as Portugal’s Opportunity) (in Portuguese), NOVA CIDADANIA (2011) vol. 45 : 16

If Not a Commercial Republic? Political Economy in the United States After Citizens United, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LAW REVIEW (2011) vol. 50 : 35
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Happy Talk and the Stock Market, Real World Economics Review (2010) vol. 53 p. 43
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Tragedy, Law, and rethinking Our Financial Markets, Real World Economics Review (2010) vol. 53 p. 100
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Introduction: Unsettling Questions, Disquieting Stories, MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW (2009) vol. 2009 p. 817
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Notes Toward A Theory of the Executive Class, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2007) vol. 55 p. 1047
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Strategic Consequences of Radical Islamic Neofundamentalism, ORBIS: JOURNAL OF WORLD AFFAIRS (2007) vol. 51 p. 461
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The Time of Faith: Contemporary Muslims, Secularists, and Anxieties over the Nature of History (2006) SSRN

Intellectual Vocations in the City of Gold, POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY REVIEW (2006) vol. 29 p. 154
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The Globalization of American Law, Theory, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (2006) vol. 23 p. 526
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Theorizing the Diffusion of Law: Conceptual Difficulties, Unstable Imaginations, and the Effort to Think Gracefully Nonetheless, HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL  (2006) vol. 47 p. 489
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Galanter v. Weber, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2005) vol. 53 p. 1445
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Rassurante Amerique: Tocqueville revue par Bernard-Henri Levy, ESPRIT (November 2005) p. 6
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Reading Quicksilver: A Response to Pierre d'Argent, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2004) vol. 52 p. 629
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Telling All: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Ideal of Transparency, MICHIGAN STATE DCL LAW REVIEW (2004) vol. 2004 p. 441 Westlaw     

Corporation Law After Enron: the Possibility of a Capitalist Reimagination, GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL  (2003) vol. 92 p. 61
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Pierre Schlag and the Temple of Boredom, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW  (2003) vol. 57 p. 649
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Triptych: Three Meditations on How Law Rules after Globalization, MINNESOTA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL TRADE (2003) vol. 12 p. 337
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Visions of History in the Hope for Sustainable Development, BUFFALO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL (2002) vol. 10 p. 301
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Bin Laden's War, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2006) vol. 54 p. 981
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Law Through War, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW (2000) vol. 48 p. 299
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Administrative Takings: A Realist Perspective on the Practice and Theory of Regulatory Takings Cases, NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW (1999) vol. 74
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Liberal Environmental Jurisprudence, U.C. Davis L. Rev. (1994) vol. 27 p. 619
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Islamic International Law and Public International Law: Separate Expressions of World Order, VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW  (1993) vol. 33 p. 819
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Return to Europe: Integrating, HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (Spring  1990) vol. 31 p. 660
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Book Chapters

Leaving Flatland: Planar Discourses and the Search for the G-Axis, in POLITICAL AFFAIRS: BRIDGING MARKETS AND POLITICS (Oxford University Press: forthcoming)

Critical Issues for Qualitative Research, in THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, 5th ed. (Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln, eds.) (SAGE Publications: 2017)

The Culture of Financial Institutions; the Institution of Political Economy, in REGULATING CULTURE: INTEGRITY, RISK AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN CAPITAL MARKETS (Hart Publishing: 2013) pp. 3-20

International Law, in OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ISLAM AND POLITICS (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Stability, integration and political modalities : some American reflections on the European project after the financial crisis, in MAKING TRANSNATIONAL LAW WORK IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (Pieter H. F. Bekker, Rudolf Dolzer, Michael Waibel, eds.) (Cambridge University Press:  2010) p. 453
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Online Trading: Issuers, Broker-Dealers and SROs, Securities in THE ELECTRONIC AGE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE LAW AND REGULATION (Glasser Legal Works: 1998)
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