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Professor Alec Stone Sweet

Professor, Chair of Comparative and International Law

PhD, University of Washington (1990);
MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1984);
BA, Western Washington University (1982);
Honorary M.A. degrees: Oxford University (1998), Yale University (2005)


Biography

Alec Stone Sweet works in the fields of comparative and international politics, comparative and international law, international arbitration and human rights. Prior to moving to HKU, he was the Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professorship at NUS, and held chaired professorships at the Yale Law School and Nuffield College, Oxford. He has also held visiting appointments at the Columbia Law School, as well as in universities in Aix-en-Provence, Bologna, Florence, Hong Kong, Leiden, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, and Vienna.

Stone Sweet has published thirteen books, ten with Oxford University Press, including the most recent: Proportionality Balancing and Constitutional Governance: A Comparative and Global Approach (2019); A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights (2018); and The Evolution of International Arbitration: Judicialization, Governance, Legitimacy (2017).  His current book project is a comparative analysis of regional human rights courts.  A regular contributor to assorted American law reviews, he has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, the German Law Journal, the International Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of Global Constitutionalism, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Law and Courts, and West European Politics.


Research Area

  • International Law and Politics
  • Comparative Law and Politics
  • International Arbitration
  • Human Rights