Ph.D., Political Science, University Of Washington

  • Executive Committee Member, Centre for Legal Theory
  • Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor
  • 2004-2014: Leitner Professor of International Law, Politics, and International Studies, Yale Law School
  • 1998-2005: Official Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • 1991-2000: Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

International Law and Politics
Comparative Law and Politics
International Arbitration

Subjects Taught

Comparative Law
Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Corporate Codes of Conduct
European Convention on Human Rights
Law of the European Union
Global Trade and the New Lex Mercatoria
International Investment Arbitration
Law and Globalization
Legal Pluralism and Global Law
Proportionality Balancing and Global Constitutionalism
Qualitative Methods and Research Design in Legal Research

Brief Biodata

Alec Stone Sweet works in the fields of comparative and international politics, and comparative and international law. Prior to moving to NUS, he held chaired professorships at the Yale Law School and Nuffield College, Oxford. Stone Sweet has also held visiting professorships at the Columbia Law School, as well as in universities in Aix-en-Provence, Bologna, Florence, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, and Vienna. Books include: A Europe of Rights: The Impact of the ECHR on National Legal Systems (2008);The Judicial Construction of Europe (2004); On Law, Politics, and Judicialization (2003); The Politics of Delegation (2002); The Institutionalization of Europe (2001); Governing with Judges (2000);European Integration and Supranational Governance (1998); and The Birth of Judicial Politics in France (1992).

Representative Publications

1 .With T. Brunell, "Trustee Courts and the Judicialization of International Regimes: The Politics of Majoritarian Activism in the ECHR, the EU, and the WTO," Journal of Law and Courts, 1 (1) (2013): 61-88.

2. "The Structure of Constitutional Pluralism." International Journal of Constitutional Law, 11 (2) (2013): 491-500.

3. "A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Constitutional Pluralism and Rights Adjudication in Europe," Journal of Global Constitutionalism, 1 (1) (2012): 53-90.

4. "Constitutional Courts," Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012: 816-30.

5. With W. Mattli, "Regional Integration and the Evolution of the European Polity: On the 50th Anniversary of the Journal of Common Market Studies," Journal of Common Market Studies, 50 (S1) (2012): 1-17.

6. With J. Mathews, "Proportionality Balancing and Global Constitutionalism," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 47 (2008): 73-165.

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