review article

The Romantic Allure of Old Europe: Pertinent Questions and Non‐Responses

Johan van der Walt


Questioning the Foundations of Public Law (QFPL), edited by Wilkinson and Dowdle in 2017, hosts a collection of probing essays on Martin Loughlin’s formidable Foundations of Public Law which appeared in 2010. The review of the volume offered here is divided into three sections. The first section provides an overview of the questions put to Loughlin in QFPL.The second turns to Loughlin’s reactions to these questions. I use the word ‘reaction’ here to suggest at the outset that Loughlin largely does not respond to but onlydeflects – very astutely, no doubt – the questions put to him in QFPL.The third section engages with the key concerns that emerge from the exchange between Loughlin and his interlocutors in QFPL.

Published September 2020
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 83
Issue 5
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230