Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal


Dr Jo Eric Khushal Murkens  

Department

Position held

Department of Law

Associate Professor

Experience keywords:

German public law; administrative law; constitutional law; European law; Scottish independence

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Jo’s research interests focus on the socio-legal assumptions that define the various schools of thought which attempt to make sense of constitutions or constitutionalism. He is particularly interested in German and UK constitutional law, theory and history, recurrent patterns of legal (and quasi-legal) argument, and the relevance for the European and international context. Jo has also written on comparative constitutional law, and has explored alternative arguments to the outright rejection of, or support for, comparative judicial engagement.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

LawPublic Administration

Languages:

Danish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6675

Publications

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2013

Le Sueur, Andrew and Sunkin, Maurice and Murkens, Jo (2013) Public law: text, cases and materials 2nd, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199644186

Masterman, Roger and Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2013) Skirting supremacy and subordination: the constitutional authority of the United Kingdom Supreme Court Public Law, 2013 (Oct). 800-820. ISSN 0033-3565

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal and Jones, Peter (2013) Alex Salmond and David Cameron’s incoherent referendum plans mean that they are unlikely to get what they want for either Scotland or the UK European Politics and Policy at LSE (4 Feb 2013) Blog entry

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2013) The European Union act 2011: a failed statute LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper Series, 3/2013. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2013) From empire to union: conceptions of German constitutional law since 1871 Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199671885

2012

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2012) The European Union Act 2011: a failed statute Tijdschrift Voor Constitutioneel Recht , 3 (4). 396-408. ISSN 1879-6664

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal and Masterman, Roger (2012) Zwischen Vorrangstellung und Ergebenheit: Der Verfassungsstatus des Supreme Court im Vereinigten Königreich Juristenzeitung, 21 (67). 1029-1040. ISSN 0022-6882

Murkens, Jo (2012) The European Union Act is a good example of a bad law British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2012) The UK’s European Union Act is a good example of a bad law LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Jul 2012) Blog entry

2011

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2011) An independent Scotland would need to apply for EU membership and would be compelled to adopt the euro British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Nov 2011) Blog entry

2010

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2010) Countering anti-constitutional argument: the reasons for the European Court of Justice’s decision in Kadi and Al Barakaat Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 11. 15-51. ISSN 1528-8870

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2010) Bundesverfassungsgericht (2 BvE 2/08): "We want our identity back" - the revival of national sovereignty in the German Federal Constitutional Court's decision on the Lisbon Treaty Public Law, 2010. 530-550. ISSN 0033-3565

Le Sueur, Andrew and Sunkin, Maurice and Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2010) Public law: text, cases and materials Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199284191

2009

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2009) Identity trumps integration: the Lisbon Treaty in the German Federal Constitutional Court Der Staat, 48 (4). 517-534. ISSN 0038-884X

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2009) The quest for constitutionalism in UK public law discourse Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 29 (3). 1-29. ISSN 0143-6503

2008

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2008) Neither parochial nor cosmopolitan: appraising the migration of constitutional ideas Modern Law Review, 71 (2). 303-319. ISSN 0026-7961

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2008) Comparative constitutional law in the courts: reflections on the originalists’ objections Verfassung und Recht in Übersee, 41 (1). 32-50. ISSN 0506-7286

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2008) Comparative constitutional law in the courts: reflections on the originalists’ objections LSE law, society and economics working papers, 15-2008. Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2007) Book review: Herausforderungen und Antworten: Das Öffentliche Recht der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte by Rainer Wahl Modern Law Review, 70 (6). 1028-1032. ISSN 0026-7961

Murkens, Jo Eric Khushal (2007) The future of Staatsrecht: dominance, demise or demystification? Modern Law Review, 70 (5). 731-758. ISSN 0026-7961

2003

Murkens, Jo Eric (2003) Book review: questioning sovereignty: law, state, and nation in the European commonwealth, by N. MacCormick Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (1). 171. ISSN 1468-5965

2002

Murkens, Jo Eric (2002) The integrative function of a European constitution German Law Journal, 3 (2). ISSN 2071-8322

Murkens, Jo E. and Jones, Peter and Keating, Michael (2002) Scottish independence: a practical guide Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748616992

2001

Murkens, Jo E. (2001) Scotland's place in Europe The Constitution Unit, UCL, London, UK.


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Jo provides the first historical account of the development of modern German constitutional thought in relation to the European Union

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Dr Jo Murkens studied English and European Law at Queen Mary College, London, and at the University of Copenhagen. He was subsequently a researcher at the Constitution Unit, UCL, where he led the research on the legal, political and economic conditions and consequences of Scottish independence. Jo wrote his PhD thesis at the European University Institute, Florence, on Contested Constitutional Concepts: State, Constitution and Sovereignty in Germany and the United Kingdom, and the European Challenge. The thesis was awarded with a Special Distinction by the European Group of Public Law. Jo has taught at University College, King’s College, and Queen Mary College (all in London), and was called to the Bar in 2006.

 

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