Prof. Martin Krygier

Prof. Martin Krygier

1997 Boyer Lecturer; academic; world leader in law and social theory

Martin is the Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory at the University of New South Wales, co-director of its Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, and Adjunct Professor at the Regulatory Institutions Network at Australian National University. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

His writings explore the moral characters and consequences of large institutions, among them law, state and bureaucracy. He has written extensively on the nature of the rule of law, and on attempts to promote it worldwide.

Martin's most recent book is Philip Selznick: Ideals in the World. In 2005, he published Civil Passions, a selection of his essays on matters of public debate. He delivered the 1997 Boyer lectures, Between Fear and Hope: Hybrid Thoughts on Public Values.

In recent years, Martin has written extensively on the rule of law - its nature, conditions, and challenges - and on prospects for the rule of law in post-dictatorship, post-conflict, and generally screwed-up countries.

Apart from academic writings, he contributes extensively to journals of ideas and public debate.

In 2016 he was awarded the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory.

Prof. Krygier will speak at the next Communities in Control conference in May 2017.

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