Alec Stone Sweet


Professor Alec Stone Sweet is Chair of Comparative and International Law, at the University of Hong Kong, and the Saw Swee Hock Centennial Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. He has previously held chaired professorships at the Yale Law School and Nuffield College, Oxford. Stone Sweet has published thirteen books, including the most recent: Proportionality Balancing and Constitutional Governance: A Comparative and Global Approach (OUP, 2019); A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Kant, Constitutional Justice, and the European Convention on Human Rights (OUP, 2018); and The Evolution of International Arbitration: Judicialization, Governance, Legitimacy (OUP, 2017). He has also published papers in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, 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, and among others.

Recently Published

Walking Back Dissents: A Reply to Helfer and Voeten

We see no need to respond to Helfer and Voeten’s reply (Stone Sweet, Sandholtz, and Andenas, 2021), beyond clarifying one major point. The basis of our critique of the Helfer and Voeten article (2020) concerns our inability to confirm the classifications reported in their data. Our focus is on those cases that are most likely…

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