Dr Eric Ghosh

Senior Lecturer - School of Law

Eric Ghosh

Phone: +61 2 6773 5208

Email: eghosh@une.edu.au


Dr Ghosh joined the School of Law in 2003. His area of research is Constitutional Theory. His doctoral thesis was on the revival of the republican political tradition in constitutional theory. He teaches Jurisprudence and Administrative Law.


BA LLB (Hons) LLM (Hons) PhD (Syd), Legal Practitioner (NSW)

Teaching Areas

LAW455 - Jurisprudence

LAW400 - Administrative Law

Research Interests

Constitutional theory; republican political tradition; deliberative democracy


Work in Progress: "Beyond the republican revival: Non-domination, positive liberty, and random selection" (monograph)


  • 'Deliberative constitutionalism: An empirical dimension' in Jeff King, Hoi Kong, Ron Levy and Graeme Orr (eds), Cambridge Handbook on Deliberative Constitutionalism (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press)
  • ‘Judicial reference to community values – A pointer towards constitutional juries?’ in Thomas Bustamante and Bernardo Fernandes (eds), Democratizing Constitutional Law: Perspectives on Legal Theory and the Legitimacy of Constitutionalism (Switzerland: Springer, 2016) 247-71.
  • "The Australian Constitution and Expressive Reform" (2012) 24(2) Giornale di Storia Costituzionale (Journal of Constitutional History) 95­–116: Special issue on "Themes and Traditions in Australian Constitutional Law and History"
  • "Deliberative democracy and the countermajoritarian difficulty: Considering constitutional juries" (2010) 30 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 327-59. The full text version of this article can viewed at:http://ojls.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/gqq011?ijkey=ih4PiPPRMj2Kws2&keytype=ref
  • "From republican to liberal liberty" (2008) 29 History of Political Thought 132–67
  • "Republican liberty and constitutional constraints" (2000) Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 273–85
  • "Applying Pettit's republican liberty to criminal justice and judicial decision-making: the need for other values including desert and a suggestion that they be understood consequentially" (1999) 22 University of New South Wales Law Journal 122-54
  • "Republicanism, community values and social psychology: a response to Braithwaite's model of judicial deliberation" (1998) 20 Sydney Law Review 5–41

For more information on Eric's publications, see http://ssrn.com/author=499518.