Loughlin, Martin

Professor Martin Loughlin  


Position held

Professor of Public Law and Head of Department


Experience keywords:

administrative law; constitutional law; environmental law; local government; planning law

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Professor Loughlin is writing a book on constitutional theory.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Environment; Law; Public Administration

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7849 4642



Loughlin, Martin (2019) The silences of constitutions International Journal of Constitutional Law, 18. ISSN 1474-2640 (In Press)


Loughlin, Martin (2017) On constituent power In: Dowdle, Michael W. and Wilkinson, Michael A., (eds.) Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107112759

Loughlin, Martin (2017) Evolution and Gestalt of the state in the United Kingdom In: Cassese, Sabino and von Bogdandy, Armin and Huber, Peter, (eds.) The Max Planck Handbooks in European Public Law: The Administrative State. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198726401

Loughlin, Martin (2017) Political Jurisprudence Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198810223

Loughlin, Martin (2017) The misconceived search for global law Transnational Legal Theory, 8 (3). 353-359. ISSN 2041-4005

Loughlin, Martin (2017) Droit politique Jus Politicum: Revue de Droit Politique, 17. 295-335. ISSN 2101-8790

Loughlin, Martin (2017) Hugo Preuss: his concept of the state and his position in German state theory, editorial introduction by Martin Loughlin History of Political Thought, 38 (2). 345-370. ISSN 0143-781X

Loughlin, Martin (2017) The erosion of sovereignty Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 2016 (2). 57-81. ISSN 2213-0721

Loughlin, Martin (2017) Politonomy In: Meierhenrich, Jens and Simons, Oliver, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 570-591. ISBN 9780199916931


Loughlin, Martin and Tschorne, Samuel (2016) Public law In: Bevir, Mark and Rhodes, R. A. W., (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science. Routledge, Abingdon, 324-337. ISBN 9780415657143

Loughlin, Martin (2016) Sumption’s assumptions In: Barber, Nicholas and Ekins, Richard and Yowell, Paul, (eds.) Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law. Hart studies in constitutional law. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 27-44. ISBN 9781849466943

Loughlin, Martin (2016) Political jurisprudence Jus Politicum: Revue de Droit Politique, 16. 15-32. ISSN 2101-8790


Loughlin, Martin (2015) Burke on law, revolution and constitution / Burke su diritto, rivoluzione e costituzione Giornale di Storia Costituzionale, N. 29 (1). 49-60. ISSN 1593-0793

Loughlin, Martin and Viney, Cal (2015) The coalition and the constitution In: Seldon, Anthony and Finn, Mike, (eds.) The Coalition Effect, 2010–2015. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 59-86. ISBN 9781107440180

Loughlin, Martin (2015) Nomos In: Dyzenhaus, David and Poole, Thomas, (eds.) Law, Liberty and State: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on the Rule of Law. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 65-95. ISBN 9781107093386

Loughlin, Martin (2015) The rule of law: a theme in five variations Frontiers of Law in China, 10 (3). 437-448. ISSN 1673-3428

Loughlin, Martin (2015) The constitutional imagination Modern Law Review, 78 (1). 1-25. ISSN 0026-7961


Loughlin, Martin (2014) Modernism in British public law, 1919-79 Public Law, Jan. 56-67. ISSN 0033-3565

Loughlin, Martin (2014) Constitutional pluralism: an oxymoron? Global Constitutionalism, 3 (01). 9-30. ISSN 2045-3817

Loughlin, Martin (2014) A-legality or jus politicum?: a critical appraisal of Lindahl’s fault lines of globalization Etica e Politica, 16 (2). 965-972. ISSN 1825-5167

Loughlin, Martin (2014) The concept of constituent power European Journal of Political Theory, 13 (2). 218-237. ISSN 1474-8851


Loughlin, Martin (2013) Why sovereignty? In: Rawlings, Richard and Leyland, Peter and Young, Alison, (eds.) Sovereignty and the Law: Domestic, European and International Perspectives. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 34-49. ISBN 9780199684069

Loughlin, Martin (2013) The nature of public law In: Mac Amhlaigh, Cormac and Michelon, Claudio and Walker, Neil, (eds.) After Public Law. Oxford constitutional theory. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 11-24. ISBN 9780199669318


Loughlin, Martin (2012) The political jurisprudence of Thomas Hobbes In: Dyzenhaus, David and Poole, Thomas, (eds.) Hobbes and the Law. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 5-21. ISBN 9781107022751


Loughlin, Martin (2010) Appreciation Public Law, Oct. 643-654. ISSN 0033-3565

Loughlin, Martin (2010) What is Constitutionalisation? In: Dobner, Petra and Loughlin, Martin, (eds.) The Twilight of Constitutionalism?. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 47-69. ISBN 9780199585007

Loughlin, Martin (2010) Staat, Verwaltung und Verwaltungsrecht in Grossbritannien In: von Bogdandy, A. and Cassesse, S. and Huber, P.M., (eds.) Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum. C. F. Muller, Heidelberg, 115-146. ISBN 9783811498082

Loughlin, Martin (2010) Judicial independence and judicial review in constitutional democracies: a note on Hamilton and Tocqueville In: Forsyth, Christopher and Elliott, Mark and Jhaveri, Swati and Ramsden, Michael and Hill, Anne Scully, (eds.) Effective Judicial Review: a Cornerstone of Good Governance. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 9-18. ISBN 9780199581054

Loughlin, Martin (2010) Foundations of public law Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199256853

Dobner, Petra and Loughlin, Martin, eds (2010) The twilight of constitutionalism? Oxford constitutional theory. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199585007


Loughlin, Martin (2009) Reculer pour mieux sauter: rediscovering public law In: Kurumisawa, Yoshiki, (ed.) Reconsideration of the Relations Between Practice, Theory and Science in Law. Nihonhyoronsha, Tokyo, 116-136.

Loughlin, Martin (2009) Why the history of English administrative law is not written In: Dyzenhaus, David and Hunt, Murray and Huscroft, Grant, (eds.) A Simple Common Lawyer: Essays in Honour of Michael Taggart. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 151-178. ISBN 9781841139234

Loughlin, Martin (2009) In defence of Staatslehre Der Staat, 48 (1). 1-28. ISSN 0038-884X


Loughlin, Martin (2008) Audit, regulation and constitutional modernization In: Faure, Michael and Stephen, Frank, (eds.) Essays in the Law and Economics of Regulation: in Honour of Anthony Ogus. Intersentia NV, Antwerp, Belgium, 21-36. ISBN 9789050958615

Loughlin, Martin (2008) Reflections on 'the idea of public law' In: Christodoulidis, Emilios and Tierney, Stephen, (eds.) Public Law and Politics: the Scope and Limits of Constitutionalism. The Edinburgh Centre for Law and Society. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 47-68. ISBN 9780754673637


Loughlin, Martin and Walker, Neil, eds (2007) The paradox of constitutionalism: constituent power and constitutional form Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199204960

Loughlin, Martin (2007) Großbritannien In: von Bogdandy, Armin and Cruz Villalón, Pedro and Huber, Peter M., (eds.) Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum. C.F. Müller Verlag, Heidelberg, 217-272. ISBN 9783811435414

Loughlin, Martin (2007) The constitutional thought of the levellers Current Legal Problems, 60 (1). 1-39. ISSN 0070-1998

Loughlin, Martin (2007) Constituent power subverted: from English constitutional argument to British constitutional practice In: Loughlin, Martin and Walker, Neil, (eds.) The Paradox of Constitutionalism: Constituent Power and Constitutional Form. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 27-48. ISBN 9780199204960


Loughlin, Martin (2006) Towards a republican revival? Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 26 (2). 425-437. ISSN 0143-6503

Loughlin, Martin (2006) The positivization of natural rights In: McDowell, Gary L. and O'Neill, Johnathan, (eds.) America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism. Studies of the Americas. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 57-80. ISBN 9781403972361

Loughlin, Martin (2006) The constitution of Europe: the new Kulturkampf? German Law Journal, 7 (2). ISSN 2071-8322

Van Harten, Gus and Loughlin, Martin (2006) Investment treaty arbitration as a species of global administrative law European Journal of International Law, 17 (1). 121-150. ISSN 0938-5428


Loughlin, Martin (2005) The functionalist style in public law University of Toronto Law Journal, 55 (3). 361-403. ISSN 0042-0220

Loughlin, Martin (2005) Constitutional theory: a 25th anniversary essay Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 25 (2). 183-202. ISSN 0143-6503

Arthurs, H. M. and Dyzenhaus, David and Loughlin, Martin and Taggart, Michael (2005) Administrative law today: culture, ideas, institutions, processes, values: essays in honour of John Willis [special issue] University of Toronto Law Journal, 55 (3). ISSN 0042-0220

Loughlin, Martin (2005) Theory and values in public law: an interpretation Public Law (Spring). 48-66. ISSN 0033-3565

Dunleavy, Patrick and Loughlin, Martin and Margetts, Helen and Bastow, Simon and Tinkler, Jane and Pearce, Oliver and Bartholomeou, Patricia (2005) Citizen redress: what citizens can do if things go wrong in the public services The Stationery Office, London, UK.


Loughlin, Martin (2004) The Restructuring of central-local government relations In: Jowell, J. and Oliver, D., (eds.) The Changing Constitution. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199264392

Loughlin, Martin (2004) Sir Ivor Jennings and the development of public law [special issue] Modern Law Review, 67 (5). 715-786. ISSN 0026-7961

Loughlin, Martin (2004) The constitution of Europe: the new Kulturkampf? European Law Review, 29 (4). 557-569. ISSN 0307-5400


Loughlin, Martin (2003) The idea of public law Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199267231

Loughlin, Martin (2003) Ten tenets of sovereignty In: Walker, Neil, (ed.) Sovereignty in Transition. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 55-86. ISBN 9781841133379

Loughlin, Martin (2003) Constitutional law: the third order of the political In: Bamforth, Nicholas and Leyland, Peter, (eds.) Public Law in a Multi-Layered Constitution. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 27-52. ISBN 9781841132839

Loughlin, Martin (2003) Representation and constitutional theory In: Craig, Paul and Rawlings, Richard, (eds.) Law and Administration in Europe: Essays in Honour of Carol Harlow. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 47-66. ISBN 9780199265374

Loughlin, Martin (2003) The demise of local government In: Bogdanor, Vernon, (ed.) The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century. British Academy centenary monographs. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 521-556. ISBN 9780197262719


Loughlin, Martin (2001) Rights, democracy, and law In: Campbell, Tom and Ewing, Keith and Tomkins, Adam, (eds.) Sceptical Essays on Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 41-60. ISBN 9780199246687


Loughlin, Martin (2000) Sword and scales: an examination of the relationship between law and politics Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781901362527

Loughlin, Martin (2000) Whither the constitution? In: Forsyth, Christopher, (ed.) Judicial Review and the Constitution. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, 425-426. ISBN 9781841131054


Loughlin, Martin (1996) Legality and locality: the role of law in central-local government relations Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198260158


Loughlin, Martin (1992) Public law and political theory Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198762683


Loughlin, Martin and Gelfand, M. David and Young, Ken, eds (1985) Half a century of municipal decline, 1935-1985 Allen & Unwin, London, UK. ISBN 9780043521205


Loughlin, Martin (1978) Procedural fairness: a study of the crisis in administrative law theory University of Toronto Law Journal, 28 (2). 215-241. ISSN 0042-0220

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Martin Loughlin, Professor of Public Law, was educated at LSE, the University of Warwick and Harvard Law School. He taught at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, the University of Warwick and at LSE before moving to the John Millar Chair of Public Law at the University of Glasgow in 1988. From 1991, he was professor of law at the University of Manchester and he returned to LSE in 2000. Between 2000 and 2002, he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, in 2007-08 he was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and in 20012-13 he holds a Law & Public Affairs Fellowship at Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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