Publications

Books

2018 Naming Violence: A Critical Theory of Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism. New Directions in Critical Theory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Reviewed in: Whyte, Jessica. Review of Naming Violence: A Critical Theory of Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018., by Mathias Thaler. Perspectives on Politics 17, no. 2 (2019): 553–55. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592719000641.

The book has been the object of an author meets critics-workshop at the University of Copenhagen in May 2019.

2008 Moralische Politik oder politische Moral? Eine Analyse aktueller Debatten zur internationalen Gerechtigkeit. Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2008. [Moral Politics or Political Morality? Analyzing Contemporary Debates on Global Justice] Link.

Reviewed in: ZPol: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (12/3/2008), Die Furche (3/5/2009), Die Presse (Spectrum) (3/20/2009), Das Argument 52, no. 1 (2010): 113.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2019Political Violence and the Imagination: An Introduction.Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22, no. 5 (2019): 497–503. (with Mihaela Mihai)

2018 “Unhinged Frames: Assessing Thought Experiments in Normative Political Theory.” British Journal of Political Science 48, no. 4 (2018): 1119–41.

2018 “Reconciliation through Estrangement.” The Review of Politics 80, no. 4 (2018): 649–73.

2014 “Neo-Grotian Predicaments: On Larry May’s Theory of International Criminal Law.” Journal of International Political Theory 10, no. 3 (2014): 345–60.

2012 “Just Pretending: Political Apologies for Historical Injustice and Vice’s Tribute to Virtue.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15, no. 3 (2012): 259–278.

2011 “Political Judgment Beyond Paralysis and Heroism: Deliberation, Decision and the Crisis in Darfur.” European Journal of Political Theory 10, no. 2 (2011): 225–253. (winner of the Gulbenkian Award 2012). 

2009 “From Public Reason to Reasonable Accommodation: Negotiating the Place of Religion in the Public Sphere.” Diacrítica: Revista do Centro de Estudos Humanísticos da Universidade de Minho 23, no. 2 (2009): 249–270. 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Journal Articles and Book Chapters without Peer Review

Special Journal Issues

  • 2019 “Political Violence and the Imagination.” Forthcoming in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (forthcoming, edited with Mihaela Mihai). Contributions from Maria-Alina Asavei, Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Eliza Garnsey, Bronwyn Leebaw, Mihaela Mihai, Jade Schiff and Shari Stone-Mediatore.
  • 2011 “Secularismos hoje.” e-cadernos CES, no. 13 (2011). (edited with Teresa Toldy).
  • 2007 “Gerechter Krieg?” polylog: Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, no. 16 (2007). (edited with Hans Schelkshorn).
  • 2006 “Menschenrechte zwischen Wirtschaft, Recht und Ethik.” polylog: Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, no. 14 (2006). (edited with Franz M. Wimmer).

Book Reviews

  • 2019 Review of Staged: Show Trials, Political Theater, and the Aesthetics of Judgment (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018), by Minou Arjomand. Contemporary Political Theory (2019)
  • 2016 Review of The Democratic Horizon: Hyperpluralism and the Renewal of Political Liberalism (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), by Alessandro Ferrara. Political Theory 44, no. 3 (2016): 431–37. PDF.
  • 2010 Review of The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008), by Melissa Nobles. Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, no. 88 (2010): 241–43. PDF.
  • 2010 Review of Religious America, Secular Europe?: A Theme and Variation, 2008 by Peter L. Berger, Grace Davie and Effie Fokas, Religion & Society: Advances in Research 1, no. 1 (2010): 191–193.
  • 2010 Review of Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship, 2009 by Geoffrey Brahm Levey and Tariq Modood (eds.), Religion & Society: Advances in Research 1, no. 1 (2010): 191–193.

Dictionary Entry

  • 2012 “Crise.” Dicionário das Crises e das Alternativas. Coimbra: Almedina, 2012.

Working Paper

  • 2013 “Norms, Stories, and Ideologies: What We Talk About When We Talk About Political Secularism”. RECODE Working Paper Series. RECODE – Responding to Complex Diversity in Europe and Canada, 2013. PDF.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  • 2010 “Ein eigener Säkularismus.” Die Gazette, 2010 (Fall): 40–44. PDF.
  • 2009 “Die Krise als Chance?.” Die Furche, April 9, 2009: 13.

Theses (in German)

  • 2006 Doctoral thesis (2006): Gründen, Fundieren, Rechtfertigen: Eine Untersuchung moralischer Argumente im Feld des Politischen.
  • 2003 MA thesis (2003): Antworten auf den Kulturrelativismus: Eine philosophische Untersuchung aktueller Debatten zur Universalität der Menschenrechte. PDF
    published on: Sammelpunkt. Elektronisch archivierte Theorie.

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