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  • ‘Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx: the journey from natural law to social theory revisited', in Robert Fine and Daniel Chernilo (co-eds) ‘Natural law and Social Theory’, Special Issue Journal of Classical Sociology, forthcoming 2013.
  • 'Rights, Law and subjectivity: configuring Arendt and Adorno' in Samir Gandesha and Lars Rensmann (eds) Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Questions, Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2011.
  • 'Conceptual issues in the study of racism and antisemitism’ (with Claudine Attias-Donfut and Glyn Cousin) in Christine Achinger and Robert Fine (co-eds) ‘Racism and antisemitism in contemporary Europe’, Special Issue of European Societies, forthcoming 2011/12
  • ‘Cosmopolitan solidarity’ in Gerard Delanty (ed) Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies, forthcoming Routledge 2011.
  • ‘Beyond Leviathan: Hegel’s contribution to the critique of human rights’ in Andrew Buchwalter (ed) Hegel and Global Justice, Springer 2011 (in press).
  • ‘Kant’s cosmopolitanism and the critique of natural law’, Maria Rovisco and Magdalena Nowicka (eds) Ashgate Companion to Cosmopolitanism, Ashgate, 2011 (in press).


  • 'Nationalism, postnationalism, antisemitism: thoughts on the politics of Jürgen Habermas', Österreichische Zeitschrift Für Politikwissenschaft, Special issue on Antisemitismus und die Transformation des Nationalen, ed by Karin Stoegner 2010, 4, pp. 409-420.
  • ‘Dehumanising the dehumanisers: reversal in human rights discourse’, Journal of Global Ethics, 6,2, August 2010, pp. 179-190.
  • ‘Political argument and the legitimacy of international law’ in Samantha Ashenden and Christopher Thornhill (eds) Legality and Legitimacy: Normative and Sociological Approaches, Nomos, New York.


  • ‘Fighting with Phantoms: Contribution to the Debate on Antisemitism in Europe’, Patterns of Prejudice, 43, 5, pp. 459-479
  • ‘An Unfinished Project: Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right’, in Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor (eds) Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy London: Palgrave, 2009 pp. 105-120
  • ‘Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights: Radicalism in a Global Age’, Metaphilosophy, 40, 1, 2009, (guest editors Ronald Tinnevelt and Helder de Schutter) pp. 8-23


  • ‘Judgment and the reification of the faculties: a reconstructive reading of Arendt’s Life of the Mind’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, 34, 1-2, pp. 157-176.


  • ‘Cosmopolitanism and humanitarian military intervention’ (with William Smith) in Chris Hughes and Richard Devetak (eds) The Globalisation of Political Violence: Globalisation’s Shadow, London, Routledge, pp. 46-66.
  • ‘Cosmopolitanism and violence: the case of humanitarian military intervention’ in Isabel Estrada Carvalhais (ed.) Cidania No Pensamento Político Contemporâneo, Principia, Portugal, pp. 89-106. 
  • ‘Justice and the public sphere: the dynamics of Nancy Fraser’s critical theory’ (with Maria Pia Lara), in Terry Lovell (ed) Misrecognition, Inequality and Justice: Fraser and Bourdieu, London: Routledge, pp. 36-48.
  • "Cosmopolitismo: una agenda de investigación para las ciencias sociales, in: Oliver Kozlarek (ed.), Entre cosmopolitismo y conciencia del mundo. Hacia una crítica del pensamiento atópico, Mexico/Buenos Aires/Madrid: Siglo XXI, pp 16-36.


  • ‘The charge of evil and contemporary political belonging’ in Nira Yuval-Davis, Kalpana Kannabiran and Ulrike M. Vieten (eds.) Situating Contemporary Politics of Belonging, ISA/Sage, pp. 149-160.
  • ‘Cosmopolitanism and violence’, special issue of British Journal of Sociology edited by Ulrich Beck and Natan Sznaider, 57, 1, pp. 49-67.
  • ‘Freedom and Right in Modern Society: Reading Hegel’s Philosophy of Right ‘ (with Rolando Vazquez), Law and Sociology, ed. Michael Freeman, Current Legal Issues, vol. 8, pp. 241-253.


  • ‘Cosmopolitanism: a social science research agenda’, The Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory ed. by Gerard Delanty, London: Routledge, pp. 242-253


  • ‘Cosmopolitismo sin “ismo”: un ensayo reconstructivo’, Persona y Sociedad, 18, 2, pp. 239-262.
  • ‘Kantian Cosmopolitanism today: John Rawls and Jurgen Habermas on Immanuel Kant’s Foedus Pacificum’ (with Will Smith), King’s College Law Journal, 15, 1, pp. 5-22.
  • ‘Between past and future: the equivocations of the new cosmopolitanism’ (with Daniel Chernilo), Studies in Law, Politics and Society, vol.31, pp.25-44


  • ‘Classes and nations in recent historical sociology’ (with Daniel Chernilo), in Gerard Delanty and Engin Isin (eds.) Handbook of Historical Sociology, London: Sage, pp. 235-250.
  • ‘Habermas’s theory of cosmopolitanism’ (with Will Smith), Constellations: an International Journal of Critical and Democratic theory, 10, 4, pp. 467-487.
  • ‘Taking the “ism” out of cosmopolitanism; an essay in reconstruction’, European Journal of Social Theory, 6, 4, pp. 451-470.
  • ‘Kant’s theory of cosmopolitanism and Hegel’s critique’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, ed. by David Rasmussen, 29, 6, pp. 609-630.
  • ‘Kosmopolitismus a socialni teorie’ (M Hrubec: Komentar), Filosoficky Casopis, Rocnik 51, cislo 3.


  • ‘Marxism and the social theory of law’, in Reza Banakar and Max Travers (eds.) Introduction to Law and Social Theory, London: Hart, pp.101-117.
  • ‘Four moments of cosmopolitanism’ (with Robin Cohen), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism, ed. by R Cohen and S Vortevec, Oxford: OUP, pp. 137-164.


  • ‘Understanding evil: Arendt and the final solution’ in Maria Pia Lara (ed.) Rethinking Evil: Contemporary Perspectives, LA: University of California Press, pp. 131-150. Translated into Italian as Robert Fine, ‘Comprendere il male: Hannah Arendt e la “soluzione finale”’, Ripensare il Male: Prospettive Contemporanee, Meltemi, trans. Piero Vereni.
  • ‘Hegel, Marx and the specificity of the political’, Garry Potter and Jose Lopez (eds) After Postmodernism: an Introduction to Critical Realism, London: Athlone, pp. 272-284.
  • ‘The Marx-Hegel relationship: revisionist interpretations’, Capital and Class, 75, pp. 71-81.


  • ‘The decision to commit a crime against humanity’ (with David Hirsh), in Margaret Archer and Jonathan Tritter (eds.) Rational Choice, London: Routledge.
  • ‘Politics and understanding after the Holocaust: the humanism of Hannah Arendt’, in R Fine and C Turner (ed. s) Social Theory after the Holocaust, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp.19-46.
  • ‘Introduction’ (with Charles Turner) to R Fine and C Turner (ed. s) Social Theory after the Holocaust, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 1-5.
  • ‘Civil society and violence: a critique of John Keane’ Soundings, ed. Andreas Hess, London: Lawrence and Wishart, 16, Autumn, pp.113-121.
  • ‘Crimes against humanity: Hannah Arendt and the Nuremberg Debates’, European Journal of Social Theory, 3,3, pp. 293–311.


  • ‘Benign nationalism? The limits of the civic ideal’, in E Mortimer and R Fine (eds.) People Nation and State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism, I B Tauris.


  • ‘The concept of totalitarianism: reply to Claude Lefort’, Warwick and Sussex Papers in Social Theory 2, University of Warwick 1998 (and the translation of Claude Lefort’s `The concept of totalitarianism’ from the French in the same issue).
  • ‘The fetishism of the subject? Alain Touraine’s critique of modernity’, European Journal of Social Theory, 3, pp. 179-184.
  • ‘The equivocations of politics: the concept of totalitarianism in Hannah Arendt’s political thought’, in The Finnish Yearbook of Political Thought, vol. 2, pp. 90-112.


  • ‘Civil society, enlightenment and critique’ in Robert Fine and Shirin Rai, Civil Society, Democratic Perspectives, London: Frank Cass, pp. 7-28.
  • ‘Understanding civil society’ (with Shirin Rai), in Robert Fine and Shirin Rai, Civil Society, Democratic Perspectives, London: Frank Cass, pp. 1-6.


  • ‘South Africa: reconstruction and development?’ (with Graham Van Wyck), Capital and Class, 58, Spring, pp.19-32.


  • ‘Hegel's Philosophy of Right and Marx's Critique: A Re-assessment’, in Werner Bonefeld et al. (eds.): Open Marxism, Volume 3, Pluto Press, London.
  • ‘Toward a critique of neo-liberalism: Agenda setting for post-apartheid South Africa’, in Ken Cole (ed.): Sustainable Development for a Democratic South Africa, Earthscan, London, pp.40-49.
  • ‘The New Nationalism and Democracy: A Critique of Pro Patria’, Democratization, 1, 3, pp. 423-443.
  • ‘The rule of law and Muggletonian Marxism: The perplexities of Edward Thompson’, Journal of Law and Society, 21, 2, pp. 193-213.
  • ‘Civil society and fundamental rights: a comment on the new constitution in South Africa’, Review of Africa Political Economy.


  • "The rose in the cross of the present: closure and critique in Hegel's Philosophy of Right" in Alan Norrie (ed.): Closure or Critique: New Directions in Legal Theory. Edinburgh University Press, pp.45-60.


  • "Marxist critique of law" (with Sol Picciotto ) in I. Grigg-Spall & P. Ireland (ed.s) Critical Lawyers Handbook, Pluto Press, 16-22.
  • "Civil society theory and the politics of transition in South Africa", Searchlight South Africa, 9, pp. 19-31.
  • "Disillusionment and democracy", Centre for Advanced Sociological Studies Working Papers, Moscow (translated into Russian).


  • "Hegel's Critique of Law: A Re-appraisal", in R de Lange and K Raes: Plural Legalities: Critical Legal Studies in Europe, Recht en kritiek, Amsterdam, pp 239­-250.
  • "System Abuse of Children: The Orkney Case" (with G & J Cousin and S McGrath), Probation Journal, Sept 1991, pp 121-127.


  • "The Antinomies of Evgeny Pashukanis", in Robert Berewick and Phillip Green: The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth Century Political Thinkers, Routledge.
  • "The Antinomies of Neo-Marxism: A critique of Harold Wolpe", Transformation 11.


  • "Nationalism and Democracy in the South African Liberation Struggle", Review of African Political Economy, 45-46, pp 98-106.
  • "Marxist theory and the law", Interlink.


  • "Trade Unions and the State" (with F de Clercq and D Innes), in Johann Maree (ed): The Independent Trade Unions 1974-1984, Ravan, Johannesburg, 1987.
  • "Dethroning the Archangel Michael: police unionism in Italy" (with Glynis Cousin), Warwick Working Papers in Sociology, May.
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  • "Young Marx's critique of law and the state: The limits of liberalism", in B McClean (ed), The Political Economy of Crime: Readings for a Critical Criminology, Prentice Hall, pp.42-54.
  • ‘What is social about social control?’ Contemporary Crises, 10, pp. 321-327.
  • "Freedom Charter: A critical appreciation", South African Labour Bulletin, 11, 3, pp. 38-42.


  • "Conclusion: The Politics of Policing" (with Glyn Cousin and Robert Millar), in B. Fine and R. Millar (ed.s), Policing the Miners' Strike, Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 227-236.
  • "The Law of the Market and the Rule of Law" (with Robert Millar) in B. Fine and R. Millar (ed.s), Policing the Miners' Strike, Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 1-22.
  • "Political Strategies and the State: Some Historical Observations" (with Dennis Davis), Journal of Southern African Studies 12, 1, pp. 25-48.


  • ‘Law, Order and the Police" in D. Coates and G. Johnston: Socialist Arguments, Martin Robertson, 1983, pp. 107-129.


  • "The Workers' Struggle in South Africa", Review of African Political Economy, 24, pp. 95-99.
  • "State and Trade Unions Once More: A Reply to our Critics", South Africa Labour Bulletin, 8, 1, pp. 47-58.


  • "Confusing First Principles: The Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure", Rights, March-April, 514 Fall, p. 3.
  • "Trade Unions and the State in South Africa" (with Francine de Clercq and Duncan Innes), Capital and Class, 15, pp. 79-114.
  • "Trade Unions and the State: the question of legality" (with Francine de Clercq and Duncan Innes), South Africa Labour Bulletin, 7, 1, pp. 39-68.


  • "Nationalism and Class Struggle in Zimbabwe", Capital and Class 11, pp. 44-50.
  • "The Birth of Bourgeois Punishment", Crime and Social Justice, 13, Summer, pp. 19-26.


  • "Law and Class", in Bob Fine et al: Capitalism and the Rule of Law, Hutchinson, London, 1979, pp. 29-45.
  • "Struggles against Discipline: The Theory and Politics of Michel Foucault", Capital and Class, 9, pp. 75-96.


  • "Objectification and the Contradictions of Bourgeois Power", Economy and Society, 6, 4, pp. 408-436.
  • "Labelling Theory: An Investigation into the Sociological Critique of Deviance", Economy and Society, 6,2, pp. 166-193.