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prof. dr. P.C.M. van Seters

Full Professor 

Tilburg Law School
Public Law & Governance

Curriculum Vitae

CV December 2018


Paul van Seters has published articles and books on socio-legal theory, public administration, and cultural sociology. His current research interests include globalization and sustainable development, law and communitarianism, corporate social responsibility, and the global civil society. Apart from academic publications, he also regularly writes for  He also regularly writes for the OMFIF Bulletin (London), NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Het Financieele Dagblad, Trouw and Brabants Dagblad. Since early 2011 he writes blogs for Trouw Groen: see


Principal publications

  • Global Social Movements and Global Civil Society (ed.), with Paul James (London: Sage, 2014)
  • Selznick and Dworkin: The Importance of Values in Social and Moral Theory, Issues in Legal Scholarship 2012, 10/1, 43-53
  • A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Second Edition: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena (ed.), with Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman, Jan Pieters (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012)
  • From Public Sociology to Public Philosophy: Lessons for Law and Society, Law & Social Inquiry 2010/4, 1137-1154
  • Communitarianism in Law and Society (ed.), (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

Click here for a list of publications in PDF format PDF

Last amended: 26 November 2018