The essays selected for this volume demonstrate the importance of law - conceptually, normatively and practically - to a proper understanding of Hannah Arendtâ€™s work. Though Arendt herself was not a lawyer, and lacked any legal training, it is remarkable that in each of her guises law plays an often subtle, at times idiosyncratic, but unavoidably vital role. For example, as a journalist, confronting the evil of Adolf Eichmann; or as an essayist, engaged with emerging democracies in the East or their unravelling in the West; or as a political thinker concerned to celebrate and secure the conditions for political action; or as a philosopher, reflecting on manâ€™s capacity for judgement. Although Arendt herself never wrote systematically about law her rich insights in this field have been studied closely by scholars and this collection marks the first attempt to gather that work, and to understand it thematically. In so doing, the editors seek to open a dual dialogue: inviting Arendt scholars to uncover what Arendt had to say about law, and legal scholars to evaluate her contribution to the field of law.
Table of Contents
Arendt and Law
Marco Goldoni and Christopher McCorkindale
Part I: Concepts of law in Arendtâ€™s political thought
1. Hans Lindahl, â€˜Give and take: Arendt and the nomos of political communityâ€™ (2006) 32(2) Philosophy and Social Criticism pp.881 â€“ 901
2. Christian Volk, â€˜From nomos to lex: Hannah Arendt on law, politics, and orderâ€™ (2010) 23(4) Leiden Journal of International Law pp.759 â€“ 779
3. Massimo La Torre, â€˜Hannah Arendt and the Concept of Law. Against the Traditionâ€™ (2013) 99(3) Archiv fuer Rechts und Sozialphilosphie pp.400â€“416.
4. Jan Klabbers, â€˜Possible Islands of Predictability: The Legal Thought of Hannah Arendtâ€™ (2007) 20(1) Leiden Journal of International Law pp.1-23.
5. Peg Birmingham, â€˜On Violence, Politics, and the Lawâ€™ (2010) 24(1) Journal of Speculative Philosophy pp.1-20
Part II: Constitution making and the riddle of foundation
6. Jeremy Waldron, â€˜Arendtâ€™s constitutional politicsâ€™, in Dana Villa (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt (CUP, 2000), Ch.10, pp.201â€“219
7. Robert P. Burns, â€˜Arendtâ€™s Constitutional Thoughtâ€™, in James W. Bernauer (ed.), Amor Mundi: Explorations in the Faith and Thought of Hannah Arendt (Martinus Nijhoff, 1987), pp.157-185
8. Jason Frank, Constituent Moments: Enacting the People in Post-revolutionary America (Duke University Press, 2010), Ch.1, â€˜Revolutions and Reiteration: Hannah Arendtâ€™s Critique of Constituent Powerâ€™, pp.41-66
9. William E. Scheuerman, â€˜Revolutions and Constitutions: Hannah Arendtâ€™s Challenge to Carl Schmittâ€™ (1997) 10 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence pp.141-162
10. Andreas Kalyvas, â€˜The Republic of Councilsâ€™ (ch.9), Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary (CUP, 2009), pp.254-291
11. Douglas Klusmeyer, â€˜Hannah Arendtâ€™s Case for Federalismâ€™ (2010) 40(1) Publius pp.31-58.
Part III: The politics of international law
12. Andrew Arato and Jean Cohen, â€˜Banishing the Sovereign: Internal and External Sovereignty in Arendtâ€™, (2009) 16(2) Constellations pp.307-330
13. Hauke Brunkhorst, â€˜Reluctant democratic egalitarianism: Hannah Arendtâ€™s idea of a revolutionary foundation of the modern nation state and international lawâ€™ (2008) 15(2) Ethical Perspectives pp.149-167
14. Susan Marks, â€˜Law and the Production of Superfluityâ€™ (2011) 2(1) Transnational Legal Theory pp.1-24
15. David Luban, â€˜Hannah Arendt as a Theorist of International Criminal Lawâ€™ (2011) 11 International Criminal Law Review pp.621-641
16. Leora Bilsky, â€˜The Eichmann Trial and the Legacy of Jurisdictionâ€™, in Seyla Benhabib et al (eds.), Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt (CUP, 2010), Ch.8, pp. 198-218
17. Lida Maxwell, â€˜Towards an agonistic understanding of law: Law and politics in Hannah Arendtâ€™s Eichmann in Jerusalem (2012) 11(1) Contemporary Political Theory pp.88-108
Part IV: The Right to Have Rights
18. Seyla Benhabib, â€˜"The right to have rights": Hannah Arendt on the contradictions of the nation-stateâ€™ The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens pp. 49-70 (CUP, 2004),
19. Frank I. Michelman, â€˜Parsing "A Right to Have Rights"â€™ (1996) 3(2) Constellations pp.200-208
20. Jean L. Cohen, â€˜Rights, Citizenship, and the Modern Form of the Social: Dilemmas of Arendtian Republicansimâ€™ (1996) 3(2) Constellations pp.164-189
21. James D. Ingram, â€˜What Is a "Right to Have Rights"? Three Images of the Politics of Human Rightsâ€™, (2008) 102(4) American Political Science Review pp.401-416
22. Jacques RanciÃ¨re, â€˜Who is the Subject of the Rights of Manâ€™ (2004) 103(2-3) South Atlantic Quarterly pp.297-310
23. Andrew Schaap, â€˜Enacting the right to have rights: Jacques RanciÃ¨reâ€™s critique of Hannah Arendtâ€™ (2011) 10(1) European Journal of Political Theory pp.22-45
Christopher McCorkindale is a lecturer in the Law School at Strathclyde University, UK and Marco Goldoni is a lecturer in Legal Theory at the University of Glasgow Law School, UK.