Dr Stefano Bertea
Associate professor of law
My research interests lie in the fields of jurisprudence political philosophy and theory of legal reasoning.
My work argues that the law is best understood as a collaborative enterprise and thus a project shared (and shaped) by a multitude of legal officials and citizens alike. Thus far my research projects have been concerned with two main issues: judicial reasoning and legal normativity namely the law’s ambition to provide its addressees with practical guidance and justification thereby proffering distinctive reasons for action.
The output of my research work has been published in the form of monographs articles in academic journals and contributions to edited collections. I have also given several talks on my research projects in academic institutions around the world
1. A Theory of Legal Obligation, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019 (length: pp. 368; ISBN: 9781108475105)
2. The Normative Claim of Law, Oxford: Hart, 2009 (length: pp. 304; ISBN: 9781841139678)
3. Contemporary Perspectives on Legal Obligation, Oxford, Routledge, 2020 (length: pp. 188; ISBN: 9780367261986)
4. New Essays on the Normativity of Law, Oxford: Hart, 2011 (length: pp. 336; ISBN: 9781849462389;; co-edited with G. Pavlakos).
5. "Critical Remarks on Andrei Marmor's Theory of Legal Obligation", Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 42, 2017, 26-46
6. "A Foundation for the Conception of Law as Practical Reason", Law and Philosophy 34, 2015, 55-88
7. "Law, Shared Activities, and Obligation", Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 27, 2014, 357-381
8."Constitutivism and Normativity: A Qualified Defence", Philosophical Explorations 16, 2013, 81-95
9, "The Arguments from Coherence", Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 25, 2005, 369-391
10. "Social-Practice Legal Positivism: A Critical View", in P. Mindus and T. Spaak (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021, 397-418.