Research Projects

Jurisprudence Beyond the State

My main research project is to develop a unified theory of state and non-state legal phenomena (i.e., non-domestic, international, transnational, supranational, and global law). This theoretical framework seeks to formulate and begin resolving vexing questions concerning the nature and legal character of non-state legal phenomena and establish a firmer ground for doctrinal and politico-moral inquiries regarding state and non-state law.

Jurisprudence in Standard and Non-Standard Cases

In the near future, I plan to write an alternative introduction to legal philosophy that focuses not only on "well-established" societies (or "core cases", as Wadron defined them), but also on other types of political communities. I plan to explore the central questions of analytical jurisprudence (the nature of law, law, and morality) and normative jurisprudence (authority and legitimacy) as well as the main philosophical problems in core areas of law (constitutional, criminal, torts, contract and property). 

Torts - State Liability

My secondary research project is to develop a theory of collective responsibility for wrongs committed by state officials derived from politico-moral account of the duties of liberal states. In close association with this project, I have also worked on the Colombian peace process, particularly those mechanisms created to compensate the conflict’s victims. In close association with this project, I have also worked on the Colombian peace process, particularly those mechanisms created to compensate the conflict’s victims.

My research falls into three closely connected projects. I am happy to discuss more about each of them. 

Selected Publications

Edited Books

2021 Conceptual Jurisprudence: Methodological Issues, Classical Questions, and New Approaches, edited with Gonzalo Villa Rosas (Dordrecht: Springer - Law and Philosophy Library 137, 300 p.)

2021 The Colombian Peace Agreement: A Multidisciplinary Analysis, edited with Andrés Molina-Ochoa and Nancy Doubleday (London: Routledge, 394 p.)

2020 Jurisprudence in a Globalized World (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 288 p.).

2020 Law’s Transformation in Globalization [Sp] (México: UNAM, 134 p.)

2015 Philosophy of Constitutional Law [Sp], edited with Leonardo García-Jaramillo (Mexico: UNAM, 600 p.)

2015 Encyclopaedia of Legal Philosophy and Legal Theory [Sp], main editor (Mexico: UNAM, three volumes, 2754 p.).

Volume I: General Approaches to Law, edited with Álvaro Núñez-Vaquero, chs. 1 to 23; Volume II: Basic Legal Concepts, edited with Verónica Rodríguez-Blanco, chs. 24 to 47; Volume III: Applied Legal Philosophy, edited with Ezequiel Spector, chs. 48 to 72

2013 Philosophy of Tort Law [Sp], edited with Carlos L. Bernal Pulido (Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 670 p.).

Refereed Journal Articles

2021 “Legal Pluralism and Analytical Jurisprudence,McGill Law Review, vol. 65 (forthcoming).

2021 “The Conceptual Problems Arising from Legal Pluralism,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society, vol. 36 (forthcoming).

2021 “Legal Positivism as a Theory of Law’s Existence: A Comment on Margaret Martin’s Judging Positivism, Isonomia, vol. 55 (forthcoming).

2021 “The Theoretical Puzzles of Non-State Legal Phenomena,Transnational Legal Theory, vol. 12, no. 1, 110-143.

2020 “The Democratic Dilemma of Peace Processes [Sp] Diálogos de Saberes, vol. 52.

2018 “Wilfrid J. Waluchow: inclusive legal positivism and living tree constitutionalism [Sp] Diálogos de Saberes, vol. 19, 25-47. [Reprinted in Juan Vega Gómez, ed. [Sp] Filosofía Jurídica Contemporánea, UNAM and Colegio Nacional de México, 2021, chapter 4.]

2009 “Principles, Morality and Legal Positivism” [Sp] Revista Jurídica Mario Alario D’Filippo, vol. 1, 136-148.

2008 “Revisiting the Hart–Dworkin Debate” [Sp], Revista Cartapacio de Derecho, vol. 15, 1-11.

Book Chapters

2021 “Introduction” in Conceptual Jurisprudence: Methodological Issues, Classical Questions and New Approaches, edited with Gonzalo Villa Rosas (Dordrecht: Springer - Law and Philosophy Library, forthcoming)

2021 “Introduction: The Colombian Peace Agreement” in Jorge Fabra-Zamora, Andrés Molina-Ochoa and Nancy Doubleday (eds.) The Colombian Peace Agreement (London: Routledge) 1-22.

2020 “Three Models of Reparations for Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict in Colombian Law” [Sp] in Paola Sánchez et al, Reparación en los sistemas transicionales en Colombia: Los retos de un concepto en construcción (Bogotá: Comisión Colombiana de Juristas), 73-103.

2020 “Introduction” in Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora (ed.) Jurisprudence to a Globalized Word (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing), 1-12.

2018 “Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA)” [Sp] (with Laura Sofia Guevara-Espitia) in Jose Luis García Guerrero, María Luz Martínez Alarcón (eds.) Constitucionalizando la Globalizacion (Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch) 501-542.

2015A Note on ‘New Constitutionalism” [Sp] in Jorge Fabra-Zamora y Leonardo García-Jaramillo (eds.) Filosofía del Derecho Constitucional: Cuestiones Fundamentales (Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) 517-524.

2015 “Philosophy of Tort Law,” [Sp] in Jorge Fabra-Zamora and Ezequiel Spector (eds.) Enciclopedia de Filosofía del Derecho y Teoría Jurídica, vol. III (México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, 2533-2618.

2013 “Introductory Study: State of Art of Philosophy of Tort Law” [Sp] in Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora and Carlos Bernal-Pulido (eds.) Filosofía de la Responsabilidad Extracontractual (Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia) 21-119.

Special Issues of Journals Edited

2017 “State of the Art and Future of Legal Philosophy” [Sp], edited with Andrés Molina-Ochoa, Problema: Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría Jurídica, vol. 11, 491-684.

2011 “50th Anniversary of H. L. A. Hart’s The Concept of Law, edited with Imer Flores, Problema: Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría Jurídica, vol. 5, 1-398.

Get in touch

jorgefabraz@gmail.com

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