New member of the editorial board

A new member is joining the editorial board of Derecho y Crítica Social. We are welcoming Professor Marcelo Neves from the University of Brasilia. Bellow is a brief description of Marcelo’s academic profile.

Professor Neves has been Professor of Public Law and Legal Theory in the Faculty of Law, University of Brasilia, since 2011. Prior to that, he was Professor of Public Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Professor of Legal Theory at the Catholic University of São Paulo and Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of São Paulo.

He has also held the post of Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2001), in the Department of Social Sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2001-2002), and at the University of Flensburg, Germany (2002-2003 and 2007-2008). He was a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Berlin and Flensburg in Germany, and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, as well as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

Professor Neves’ has produced more than 100 academic publications, published in Europe (Germany, England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Portugal), Latin America and the United States, including twelve authored books and four edited books.

His research interests address interdisciplinary issues pertaining to legal/constitutional theory and social theory in the context of contemporary society, including human rights, as well as more traditional areas of legal theory such as legal interpretation, legal validity, and fundamental legal concepts. His writings deal principally with subjects relating to legal and constitutional theory, and take an interdisciplinary approach, interwoven with social theory, and against a backdrop of the controversy between systems theory and discourse theory. They are the result of comparative studies regarding the normative model and empirical conditions for realisation of the constitutional state in the context of world society, whilst concentrating more recently on interconnections between the state, transnational, supranational and international legal orders, and on extra-state local normative order of native communities around constitutional problems, focusing on the relations of conflict and cooperation between such orders. In this regard, his book Transconstitutionalism, published originally in Portuguese in Brazil (São Paulo, 2009), was published in a new version by Hart, Oxford, 2013.

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