Dr Daniel McLoughlin

Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts/Law from Macquarie University.  Daniel is a legal theorist working in the critical and continental traditions of thought. He has published on sovereignty, political ontology, government, and political crises, with a particular emphasis on the work of Giorgio Agamben and Carl Schmitt. His other research interests include Marxist state theory, the politics and theory of human rights, public law theory (in particular popular sovereignty and constituent power), and the impact of neo-liberalism on the state. He is currently completing a book manuscript on Agamben's legal and political thought.

Edited Books

McLoughlin DP; Golder B, (ed.), 2017, The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age, routledge

McLoughlin D, (ed.), 2016, Agamben and Radical Politics, Edinburgh University Press, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/agamben-and-radical-politics/EDB768C81EA6237B6861B74F23C03D60

Journal articles

McLoughlin D, 2019, 'The biopolitics of the Buribunks: the digital archive and the end of history', Griffith Law Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2019.1670605

McLoughlin D, 2019, 'Interview with Vicki Kirby', Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 36, pp. 261 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276419868288

McLoughlin D, 2016, 'Post-Marxism and the Politics of Human Rights: Lefort, Badiou, Agamben, Rancière', Law and Critique, vol. 27, pp. 303 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-016-9177-0

McLoughlin D, 2016, 'The fiction of sovereignty and the real state of exception: Giorgio Agamben’s critique of Carl Schmitt', Law, Culture and the Humanities, vol. 12, pp. 509 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1743872112469863

McLoughlin D, 2015, 'On political and economic theology', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 20, pp. 53 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2015.1096630

Mcloughlin D, 2014, 'Rethinking Agamben: Ontology and the Coming Politics: Abbott, Mathew. 2014. The figure of this world: Agamben and the question of political ontology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Whyte, Jessica. 2013. Catastrophe and Redemption: the political thought of Giorgio Agamben. New York: SUNY Press', Law and Critique, vol. 25, pp. 319 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-014-9143-7

McLoughlin D, 2013, 'A tale of two Schmitts: Authority, administration and the responsibility to protect', London Review of International Law, vol. 1, pp. 141 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrt003

McLoughlin D, 2013, 'FROM voice to infancy giorgio agamben on the existence of language', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 18, pp. 149 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2013.869017

McLoughlin DP, 2012, 'Giorgio Agamben on security, government and the crisis of law', Griffith Law Review, vol. 21, pp. 680 - 707, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2012.10854758

McLoughlin D, 2011, 'Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism by Thanos Zartaloudis', The Modern Law Review, vol. 74, pp. 487 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2230.2011.856-3.x

Bailey R; McLoughlin D; Whyte J, 2010, 'Editors' Introduction: Form-of-Life: Giorgio Agamben, Ontology and Politics', Theory & Event, vol. 13, pp. online - online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.0.0122

Mcloughlin DP, 2010, 'The Sacred and the Unspeakable: Giorgio Agamben's Ontological politics', Theory and Event, vol. 12, pp. online - online, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tae.0.0118

Mcloughlin DP, 2009, 'In Force Without Significance: Kantian Nihilism and Agamben's Critique of Law', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 245 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-009-9047-0

Mcloughlin DP, 2009, 'The politics of caesura: Giorgio Agamben on language and the law', Law and Critique, vol. 20, pp. 163 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10978-009-9047-0

Mcloughlin DP, 2009, 'Crisis, Modernity, Authority: Carl Schmitt on ORder and the State', Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 135 - 152

Mcloughlin DP, 2006, '`The Nomos of the Modern`: Sociology and the Culture of Exception', Borderlands e-journal, vol. 4 No. 3

Book Chapters

McLoughlin D, 2017, 'In Force without significance: Kantian Nihilism and Agamben's critique of law', in Agamben and Law, pp. 415 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315097497

McLoughlin D, 2017, 'Giorgio Agamben on security, government and the crisis of law', in Agamben and Law, pp. 113 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315097497

McLoughlin DP; golder B, 2017, 'An Introduction to the Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age', in Golder B; McLoughlin D (ed.), The Politics of Legality in a Neoliberal Age, Routledge, pp. 1 - 15

McLoughlin DP, 2016, 'Liturgical Labour: AGamben on the Post-Fordist Spectacle', in Agamben and Radical Politics, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 91 - 114


McLoughlin DP, 2017, Giorgio Agamben

Theses / Dissertations

Mcloughlin DP, 2011, Agamben's exception: sovereignty, ontology and the politics of crisis, UNSW, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/50285

Teaching Activity

LAWS 2820/JURD 7222    Law and Social Theory

LAWS 3442/JURD 7492    The Will of the People: Law, Popular Sovereignty, and Revolutionary Politics