SOAS University of London

School of Law

Scott Newton

BA(Berkeley) JD MPA(Harvard)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Expertise
  • Publications



Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Manar Idriss , Working Title: The Responsibility to Protect: A critical look at the international community’s response to Sudan’s conflicts


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Regional Expertise
  • Africa
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan


Authored Books

Newton, Scott (2016) The Constitutional Systems of the Independent Central Asian States: a Contextual Analysis. Oxford: Hart. (Forthcoming)

Newton, Scott (2014) Law and the Making of the Soviet World: the Red Demiurge. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Newton, Scott (2010) 'Postwar to New World Order and Post-Socialist Transition: 1989 as Pseudo-Event.' In: Johns, Fleur and Joyce, Richard and Pahuja, Sundhya, (eds.), Events: The Force of International Law. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Newton, Scott (2008) 'Law and Development, Law and Economics, and the Fate of Legal Technical Assistance.' In: Otto, Jan-Michiel and Ryan, Danny, (eds.), Lawmaking for Development: Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects. Leiden University Press: Leiden, pp. 23-52.

Newton, Scott (2006) 'The Dialectics of Law and Development.' In: Trubek, D. M. and Santos, A., (eds.), The New Law and Economic Development: a Critical Appraisal. Cambridge University Press, pp. 174-202.

Newton, Scott (2003) 'Transplantation and Transition: Legality and Legitimacy in the Kazakhstani Legislative Process.' In: Galligan, D. J. and Kurkchiyan, M., (eds.), Law and Informal Practices: the Post-Communist Experience. Oxford University Press, pp. 151-170.

Newton, Scott (2003) 'Post-Communist Legal Form: the Elision of the Political.' In: Perry-Kessaris, A. and Hatchard, J., (eds.), Law and Development: Facing Complexity in the 21st Century: Essays in honour of Peter Slinn. London: Cavendish Publishing.

Zoir, Rahmatillo and Newton, Scott (2001) 'Constitutional and legislative reform.' In: Constitutional Resources: Accord Issue 10. London: Constitutional Resources, pp. 54-59.

Journal Articles

Newton, Scott (2007) 'Law and Power in Rwanda in the Shadow of the Genocide.' Journal of Comparative Law, 2 (1). pp. 151-171.

Newton, Scott (2006) 'Constitutionalism and Imperialism sub specie Spinozae.' Law and Critique, 17 (3). pp. 325-355.

Newton, Scott (2000) 'The Political Institutions of Tajikistan in the Wake of the General Agreement and the National Reconciliation Commission.' SOAS Working Papers.

Newton, Scott (2000) 'Transplantation and Transition: Legality and Legitimacy in Kazakhstani Legislative Process.' SOAS Working Paper.

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