Martin Krygier

Martin Krygier is Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory, UNSW.

He is also Adjunct Professor at the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University, recurrent visiting professor at the Graduate School of Social Research, Warsaw and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

His works include Philip Selznick: Ideals in the World; Civil Passions; Between Fear and Hope. Hybrid Thoughts on Public Values. He has edited and contributed to Spreading Democracy and the Rule of Law?; Rethinking the Rule of Law after Communism; Community and Legality; The Rule of Law after Communism; Marxism and Communism; Bureaucracy: The Career of a Concept. He writes extensively on the rule of law – its nature, conditions, challenges and prospects, especially in politically scarred societies. Apart from academic writings he contributes to journals of ideas and public debate.

In 2016 he was awarded the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory. From March to August 2019, he is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C.

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