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Prof. dr. M. (Marc) de Wilde

Jurisprudence, in particular the History of Legal Thought
Faculty of Law
Dep. Jurisprudence
Photographer: Liesbeth Dingemans

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:A8.06
Postal address
  • Postbus 15654
    1001 ND Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Marc de Wilde is Professor of Jurisprudence with a focus on the history of legal thought and head of the Department of General Jurisprudence. His research interests include the history and theory of the rule of law, human rights, the state of exception, emergency powers and constitutional change.


    Marc de Wilde teaches the following courses at undergraduate level (B.A.):

    European Legal History

    Legal Philosophy

    History of Legal Theory


  • Nevenfuncties


    Marc de Wilde is bestuurslid van de Stichting Reinhold-De Wilde bij het Teylers Museum Haarlem

  • Publications



    • De Wilde, M. (2018). The Dark Side of Institutionalism: Carl Schmitt Reading Santi Romano. Journal of Ethics & Global Politics, 11(2), 12-24. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2018). Enemy of All Humanity: The Dehumanizing Effects of a Dangerous Concept. Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 47(2), 158-175. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2018). Uncertain Futures and the Problem of Constraining Emergency Powers: Temporal Dimensions of Carl Schmitt's Theory of the State of Exception. In L. Corrias, & L. Francot (Eds.), Temporal Boundaries of Law and Politics: Time Out of Joint (pp. 107-125). (Law and politics: continental perspectives). London: Routledge. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2018). Why Dictatorial Authority Did Good, and not Harm, to the Roman Republic: Dictatorship and Constitutional Change in Machiavelli. Ratio Juris, 31(1), 86-99. [details]





    • Baldissone, R., & de Wilde, M. (2013). Focus: Genealogies of Laws and Justices. Pólemos, 7(2), 171-174. [details]
    • Baldissone, R., & de Wilde, M. (2013). Modifying the Past: Nietzschean Approaches to History. Pólemos, 7(2), 175-205. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2013). 'God hath given the world to men in common': Grenzen aan privé-eigendom in geval van nood en verspilling in het middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne natuurrecht. Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 42(1), 8-28. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2013). Politics Between Times: Theologico-Political Interpretations of the Restraining Force (katechon) in Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians. In W. Blanton, & H. de Vries (Eds.), Paul and the philosophers (pp. 105-126, 541-547). New York: Fordham University Press. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2013). The Dictatorship and the Fall of the Roman Republic. Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Romanistische Abteilung, 130, 1-39. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2012). The Dictator's Trust: Regulating and Constraining Emergency Powers in the Roman Republic. History of Political Thought, 33(4), 555-577. [details]




    • de Wilde, M. (2009). Benjamin’s politics of remembrance: a reading of 'Über den Begriff der Geschichte'. In R. J. Goebel (Ed.), A companion to the works of Walter Benjamin (pp. 177-194). (Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture). Rochester , NY: Camden House. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2008). Het falen van de mensenrechten: een filosofische analyse. Krisis, 9(3), 31-42. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2006). Violence in the State of Exception: Reflections on Theologico-Political Motifs in Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt. In L. Sullivan, & H. de Vries (Eds.), Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World (pp. 188-200). New York: Fordham University Press.


    • de Wilde, M., & Veraart, W. J. (2004). In de Ban van Guantánamo: Een Kritische Beschouwing van Giorgio Agambens Soevereiniteitstheorie. Krisis, 5(2), 53-69.


    • de Wilde, M. (2001). Arrêter le Jour: Over de Herinnering bij Walter Benjamin. Krisis, 2(4), 63-79.


    • de Wilde, M. (2011). Walter Benjamin's Other Law. In U. de Vries, & L. Francot (Eds.), Law's environment: critical legal perspectives (pp. 137-154). The Hague: Eleven international publishing. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2008). Introduction. Krisis, 9(3), 1-2. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2008). Marsilius von Padua (1275-1342). In S. Gosepath, W. Hinsch, & B. Rössler (Eds.), Handbuch der politischen Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie (pp. 776-777). Berlijn: De Gruyter. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2006). Politics and Truth in Martin Heidegger’s The Origin of the Work of Art. Forschungsberichte aus dem Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2, 53-65. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2005). In de schaduw van de Duitse Revolutie: denken over geweld bij Walter Benjamin en Carl Schmitt. In J. Pekelder, & F. Boterman (Eds.), Politiek geweld in Duitsland: denkbeelden en debatten (pp. 121-149, 330-335). Amsterdam: Duitsland Instituut [etc.]. [details]
    • de Wilde, M. (2005). Vijandschap. Krisis, 6(4), 49-52. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2004). Die Sprache als Strafkolonie: Walter Benjamin und Franz Kafka. Forschungsberichte aus dem Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1, 59-65. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2001). 'Ja, dat was het, machteloze woede': emotionele reacties. In A. Voolstra, & E. Blankevoort (Eds.), Oorlogsdagboeken over de jodenvervolging (pp. 90-102, 131-133). Amsterdam: Contact.
    • de Wilde, M. (2001). 'Velen hebben kans nooit terug te komen': wat wist men van Auschwitz en Sobibor? In A. Voolstra, & E. Blankevoort (Eds.), Oorlogsdagboeken over de jodenvervolging (pp. 103-115, 133-135). Amsterdam: Contact.


    • de Wilde, M. (2013). Uit nood geboren: Constitutionele verandering in tijden van crisis. (Oratiereeks). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2012). Walter Benjamin's Anti-Idolatrous Politics: Martel’s Divine Violence and Textual Conspiracies [Review of: J.R. Martel (2012) Divine violence: Walter Benjamin and the eschatology of sovereignty; J.R. Martel (2011) Textual conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, idolatry, and political theory]. Theory & Event, 15(3). [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2009). [Review of: B. Golder, P. Fitzpatrick (2009) Foucault’s law]. Rechtsfilosofie & Rechtstheorie, 38(3), 253-256. [details]


    • de Wilde, M. (2006). Safeguarding the Constitution With and Against Carl Schmitt [Review of: E. Kennedy (2004) Constitutional Failure: Carl Schmitt in Weimar; G. Agamben (2005) State of Exception]. Political Theory, 34(4), 510-515.


    • de Wilde, M. (2002). Walter Benjamins Verborgen Leer [Bespreking van: L. de Cauter (1999) De Dwerg in de Schaakautomaat: Benjamins Verborgen Leer]. Krisis, 3(3), 88-92.


    • de Wilde, M. (2009). Bulthuis van Oosternieland Prijs.
    • de Wilde, M. (2008). Beste Dissertatie 2008.


    • Noorda, H. A. (2016). Thinking war in the 21st century: Introducing non-state actors in Just war theory. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Stichting Reinhold - de Wilde
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