Charles E. Floete Chair in Law
Magister Iuris, University of Vienna, 1984
Doctor Iuris, University of Vienna, 1984
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- “Accidental Cosmopolitanism,” inTransnational Legal Theory 3 (2012) 371–393
- “The Constituent Power in National and Transnational Contexts,” in Transnational Legal Theory 3 (2012), 31-60
- “From Workers to Migrants: Exploring the Changing Social-Democratic Imagination,” in European Law Journal 18 (2012), 711-726
- “Constitutionalization: Constitution-Making for Individualists,” in S. Puntscher Riekmann, D. Wydra & A. Somek (eds.), Is there a European Common Good? (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013) 95-119.
- "Europe: From Emancipation to Empowerment," LSE European Institute Working Paper, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPaper60.pdf
- "The Social Question in a Transnational Context," LSE European Institute Working Paper, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS/LEQSPapers.aspx
Before joining the Iowa Faculty in 2003, Alexander Somek held the position of Associate Professor on the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna.
Somek visits a number of law schools in the U.S. and abroad. During the academic year 2007-2008 he was a Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin. During 2012-13 he has been a Law & Public Policy Fellow and Visiting Professor at Princeton University.
Somek is the author of a number of books and numerous articles. His major areas of research are European Union Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Public International Law, and Jurisprudence.
Over the last few years, Somek’s work has concentrated on the transformation of elementary constitutional ideas in the context of transnational governance structures. The constituent power has been the subject of his book Individualism. His book Engineering Equality addresses the problem of solidarity. He is currently exploring how the authority of constitutions needs to be understood in a cosmopolitan world.