Paul Linden-Retek

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Associate Professor of Law

Research Focus:  Comparative Constitutional Law, International Law, International Human Rights, European Union Law, Constitutional Theory, Law and Literature, Refugee and Asylum Law, Transformations of Sovereignty
SSRN, Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

420 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi

Biography Publications

Journal Articles

The Refugees We Are: Solidarity, Asylum, and Critique in the European Constitutional Imagination 22(4) GERMAN LAW JOURNAL 506-533 (2021)

History, System, Principle, Analogy: Four Paradigms of Legitimacy in European Law 26(3) COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN LAW 1-52 (2021)

Our Fleeting Moments: Legal Thought in a Confessional Key LAW, CULTURE, AND THE HUMANITIES (2020)

The Subjects of Spatial Statism: Reclaiming Politics and Law in International Entanglement 18(1) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 36-44 (2020)

Cosmopolitan Law and Time: Toward a Theory of Constitutionalism and Solidarity in Transition 4(2) GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM 157-194 (2015)

The Spirit and Task of Democratic Cosmopolitanism: European Political Identity at the Limits of Transnational Law 8(8) CROATIAN YEARBOOK OF EUROPEAN LAW AND POLICY 175-226 (2012)

Supervised Independence and Post-Conflict Sovereignty: The Dynamics of Hybridity in Kosovos New Constitutional Court (with Steven Hill) 36 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ONLINE 26-43 (2010)


Constitutional Patriotism as Europe’s Public Philosophy? On Solidarity and Responsiveness in Post-national Law, EU CONSTITUTIONAL IMAGINATION: BETWEEN IDEOLOGY AND UTOPIA, (J. Komárek, ed.) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Judith Shklars Critique of Legalism (with Seyla Benhabib), THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE RULE OF LAW (J. Meierhenrich and M. Loughlin, eds.) (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2021)