Dr Peter Langford

Biography

Dr Peter Langford was appointed as a Lecturer in Law in 2004. He became a Senior Lecturer in Law in 2006/07. Prior to this, he has worked in academic positions in France and Poland. In France he worked, for two years, as a Maître de Langue, at the Centre de Télé-Enseignment Universitaire, University of Nancy II (now University of Lorraine). In Poland, he worked, for two years, as a Lecturer in Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy, University of Wroc?aw, Poland. He undertakes research in the areas of human rights and legal theory. In the area of human rights, his research has concentrated upon the relationship between non-nationals and the European Convention on Human Rights. In the area of legal theory, his current research concentrates upon two main areas. The first is the work of the Italian contemporary philosopher, Roberto Esposito; and the second is the work of Hans Kelsen and Max Weber.


Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), University of Essex
  • MA in Continental Philosophy, University of Essex
  • PhD – ‘Law, State and Prosecution: The Emergence of the Modern Criminal Process 1780-1910’, University of Warwick

Teaching

  • LAW 2022/LAW 2201 Criminal Law
  • LAW 3045/3209 Law of Evidence
  • LLM4019 Global Justice

Research Interests

  • Non-Nationals and the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Hans Kelsen
  • Max Weber
  • Roberto Esposito
  • Legal and Political Philosophy (European and Anglo-American)

Publications

Books

  • Langford, P., Bryan, I. & McGarry, J. (eds.) (forthcoming 2017/18) Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition, Brill.
  • Giordano, V., & Langford, P., (2017) Judicial decision-making: Artificio-Razionalità-Valori, Giappichelli.
  • Langford, P., Bryan, I. & McGarry, J. (eds.), (2017), Kelsenian Legal Science and the Nature of Law, Springer.
  • Bryan, I., Langford, P., & McGarry, J. (eds.) (2016), The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in Kelsen and Weber, Routledge.
  • Bryan, I., Langford, P., & McGarry, J. (eds.), ( 2015), The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Kelsen and Weber, Routledge.
  • Langford, P. (2015), Roberto Esposito. Law, Community and the Political, Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (forthcoming 2017) “The Place of Slavery in the Aristotelian Framework of Law, Reason and Emotion” in Coelho, Nuno M. M. S.  & Huppes-Cluysenaer (eds.) Aristotle on Law and Emotion, Springer
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2015), ‘Beyond the jurist as a theologian of legal science: the question of Carl Schmitt and the International Legal Order’ in Arvidsson, M., Brännström, L. and Minkkinen, P. (eds), The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics,Theology,Routledge, pp. 208-222.

Journal Articles

  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (forthcoming 2017/8) ‘Kelsen, Weber and the Free Law Movement’, (invited contribution by the Guest Editors, Prof. Peter-Ulrich Merz-Benz, Dr. habil. Peter Gostmann and Prof. Carsten Klingemann) in special issue of Jahrbuch für Soziologiegeschichte (Yearbook of the History of Sociology).
  • Langford,P. (2016) ‘Cohen, Kelsen and Cosmopolitanism’, (invited contribution, by the Editor, Professor Joachim Renzikowski, for special issue on Neo-Kantianism and Law) in RphZ – Rechtsphilosophie – Zeitschrift für Grundlagen des Rechts
  • Langford, P. ( 2014) ‘Hans Kelsen’s God and the State: The Theory of Positive Law as Methodological Anarchism’ in Soft Power. Euro-American Journal of Historical and Theoretical Studies of Politics/Revista euro-americana de teoría e historia de la política.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2013), ‘Hans Kelsen’s Concept of Normative Imputation’, Ratio Juris Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 85–110.
  • Langford, P., ‘Violence, (Auto-)Immunity, Law: Death, Non-nationals and Deportation’, (2012)  Darkmatter, Vol. 8 (Special Issue ‘Im-possible Derrida’).
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. ‘Hans Kelsen’s Legal Monism of 1926: A Critical Engagement with the Emerging Legal Order of the 1920s’, (2012) Journal of the History of International Law, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 51-86.
  • Bryan, I. & Langford, P. ‘The Unlawful Detention of Unauthorised Aliens under the European System for the Protection of Human Rights’, (2011) 80(2) Nordic Journal of International Law, pp.193-218.
  • Bryan, I. & Langford, P. ‘Impediments to the Expulsion of Non-Nationals: Substance and Coherence in Procedural Protection under the European Convention on Human Rights’ (2010) Nordic Journal of International Law, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 457-479.
  • Langford, P. ‘Extradition and Human Rights: The Perspective of the European Court of Human Rights’ (2009) International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 512-529.
  • Langford, P. ‘The Rwandan Path to Genocide: The Genesis of the Capacity of the Rwandan Post-colonial State to Organise and Unleash a Project of Extermination’ (2005) Civil Wars 7(1), pp. 1-23.

Invited/Conference Papers

  • Langford, P. (2015) ‘To restore a complex unity…Ricoeur with and beyond Dworkin’ an invited seminar presentation, Department of Legal and Private International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Alicante, Spain.
  • Langford, P. (2014) ‘Hans Kelsen’s God and the State: The Theory of Positive Law as Methodological Anarchism’, an invited seminar presentation, Department of Law, University of Salerno, Italy.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2013), ‘From Wolff to Kelsen: The Transformation of the Notion of Civitas Maxima’, Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition, International, Interdisciplinary Workshop, generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, Edge Hill University, September 2013.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2013), ‘The Question of the Jurist: Carl Schmitt and the International Legal Order’, “Friend or Foe? The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt”, a Swedish-Finnish Workshop, University of Helsinki, Finland, June 2013.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2012), ‘From the Theological to the Juridico-Political: Convergence and Divergence in Hans Kelsen and Max Weber’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2012), ‘Beyond the ‘Dogma of the State’: Hans Kelsen and the Primacy of International Law’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2012), ‘Hans Kelsen’s Notion of Imputation and Its Ethico-political Limits’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • Langford, P. & Bryan, I. (2012), ‘Between Political Philosophy and Political Science: Hans Kelsen and Democracy’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • McGarry, J. & Langford, P. (2012), ‘Kelsen, Weber and the Free Law Movement’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • McGarry, J. & Langford, P. (2012), ‘President or Constitutional Court? The Divergences of Weber and Kelsen’, Hans Kelsen and Max Weber: Convergences and Divergences in Conceptions of the Juridico-Political, Edge Hill University, July 2012.
  • Langford, P. (2010), ‘Jacques Derrida and the Suspicion of Sovereignty’, 2nd Derrida Today International Conference, Goodenough College, London, July 2010.
  • Bryan, I. & Langford, P. (2008), ‘Democracy and Immigration: the Exclusion of Non-Nationals’, the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics Conference: ‘What’s the Big Deal about Democracy’, Brighton University, September 2008.
  • Langford, P. & Miettinen, S. (2007), ‘Extradition and Fundamental Rights: the Perspectives of the ECHR and the EU’, UACES Conference: ‘Exchanging Ideas on Europe’, University of Portsmouth, September 2007.