Select Publications


Boer B; Johns F; Saul B; Scurrah N, 2016, The Mekong: A Socio-Legal Approach to River Basin Development, Taylor & Francis Group,

Johns FE, 2013, Non-Legality in International Law: Unruly Law, Cambridge University Press, UK,

Book Chapters

Johns F, 2021, 'On Dead Circuits and Non-Events', in Venzke I; Heller KJ (ed.), Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of a Different Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Johns F, 2020, 'Counting, countering and claiming the pandemic: digital practices, players, policies', in Taylor L; Sharma G; Martin A; Jameson S (ed.), Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives, Meatspace Press, Oxford, pp. 90 - 99

Johns F, 2020, 'Critical International Legal Theory', in Dunoff J; Pollack M (ed.), International Legal Theory: Foundations and Frontiers, Cambridge University Press, New York,

Johns F, 2019, 'Legality', in d'Aspremont J; Singh S (ed.), Concepts for International Law: Contributions to Disciplinary Thought, Edward Elgar, pp. 636 - 649,

Johns F, 2019, 'Shadowboxing: the Data Shadows of Cold War International Law', in Craven M; Pahuja S; Simpson G (ed.), International Law and the Cold War, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 137 - 158,

Chan J; Johns F; Bennett Moses L, 2018, 'Academic Metrics and Positioning Strategies', in Ajana B (ed.), Metric Culture Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley UK, pp. 177 - 195,

Johns F, 2018, 'Things to Make and Do', in Hohmann J; Joyce D (ed.), , Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 47 - 56

Johns FE, 2017, 'Data Mining as Global Governance', in Brownsword R; Scotford E; Yeung K (ed.), Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology, Oxford University Press,

Johns FE, 2016, 'Theorizing the Corporation in International Law', in Orford A; Hoffmann F (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law, Oxford University Press, online

Johns FE, 2012, 'Living in International Law', in Buchanan R; Motha S; Pahuja S (ed.), Reading Modern Law, Routledge, pp. 74 - 86,

Johns F; Joyce R; Pahuja S, 2011, 'Introduction', in Johns F; Joyce R; Pahuja S (ed.), Events: The Force of International Law, Routledge, UK, pp. 1 - 17,

Johns F, 2011, 'The torture memos', in Johns F; Joyce R; Pahuja S (ed.), Events: The force of International Law, Taylor & Francis, pp. 260 - 278,

Johns FE, 2010, 'Introduction', in Johns FE (ed.), International Legal Personality, Ashgate Publishing, pp. i - xxix

Johns FE, 2010, 'The Gift of Realism: Julius Stone and the International Legal Academy in Australia, 1954-1994', in Irving H; Walton K; Mowbray J (ed.), Julius Stone: A Study in Influence, pp. 21 - 37

Johns FE, 2007, 'Performing Power: The Deal, Corporate Rule, and the Constitution of Global Legal Order', in Motha S (ed.), Democracy's Empire Sovereignty, Law, and Violence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 116 - 138

Johns FE, 2005, 'The Globe and the Ghetto', in Lederer M; Muller P (ed.), Criticizing Global Governance, Springer, ebook, pp. 69 - 102,

Johns FE, 2005, 'International Law-National Law: Thinking through the Hyphen', in Charlesworth H; Chiam M; Hovell D; Williams G (ed.), The Fluid State International Law and National Legal Systems, Federation Press, pp. 188 - 209

Edited Books

Johns FE; Pahuja S; Joyce R, (eds.), 2010, Events: The Force of International Law, Routledge, Abingdon, New York,

Johns F, (ed.), 2010, International Legal Personality., Routledge (formerly Ashgate), UK,

Journal articles

Fourcade M; Johns F, 2020, 'Loops, ladders and links: the recursivity of social and machine learning', Theory and Society,

Johns F; Compton C, 2020, 'Data Jurisdictions and Rival Regimes of Algorithmic Regulation', Regulation and Governance,

Johns F, 2019, 'From Planning to Prototypes: New Ways of Seeing Like a State', The Modern Law Review, vol. 82, pp. 833 - 863,

Johns F, 2019, 'War Without Words', AJIL Unbound, vol. 113, pp. 67 - 70,

Valverde M; Johns F; Raso J, 2018, 'Governing Infrastructure in the Age of the "Art of the Deal"', PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, vol. 41, pp. 118 - 132,

Johns FE; Riles A, 2017, 'Beyond Bunker and Vaccine: The DNC Hack as a Conflict of Laws Issue', AJIL Unbound, vol. 110, pp. 347 - 351,

Johns F, 2017, 'Data, detection, and the redistribution of the sensible in international law', American Journal of International Law, vol. 111, pp. 57 - 103,

Johns FE, 2017, 'Data Territories: Changing Architectures of Association in International Law', Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 129,

Johns F, 2016, 'The temporal rivalries of human rights', Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 23, pp. 39 - 60,

Johns F, 2015, 'Global governance through the pairing of list and algorithm', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 33, pp. 126 - 149,

Johns FE, 2015, 'On Failing Forward: Neoliberal Legality in the Mekong River Basin', Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 48, pp. 347 - 383

Johns FE, 2015, 'Starting and Stopping Points: A Response to Gadinis', AJIL Unbound, vol. 109, pp. 39 - 43

Johns F, 2014, 'Author's Response', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 27, pp. 966 - 970,

Johns F, 2013, 'The deluge', London Review of International Law, vol. 1, pp. 9 - 34,

Johns F, 2013, 'Book Review: 'The International Law of Human Rights’ by Justine Nolan, Adam McBeth and Simon Rice', HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW, vol. 13, pp. 609 - 614,

Johns F, 2012, 'Collateral Knowledge: Legal Reasoning in the Global Financial Markets.', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, vol. 23, pp. 1194 - 1199,

Johns F, 2011, 'Financing as governance', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 31, pp. 391 - 415,

Johns FE; Saul B; Hirsch P; Stephens T; Boer B, 2010, 'Law And The Mekong River Basin: A Socio-Legal Research Agenda On The Role Of Hard And Soft Law In Regulating Transboundary Water Resources', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 11, pp. 154 - 174

Johns FE, 2009, 'International Legal Theory: Snapshots from a Decade of International Legal Life', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 10

Johns FE, 2008, 'Performing Party Autonomy', Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 71, pp. 243 - 271

Johns F, 2008, 'The body and the state: Habeas Corpus and American jurisprudence', SOCIAL & LEGAL STUDIES, vol. 17, pp. 416 - 418,

Johns F; Freeland S, 2007, 'Teaching international law across an urban divide: Reflections on an improvisation', Journal of Legal Education, vol. 57, pp. 539 - 561


Johns F, 2007, 'Performing power: The deal, corporate rule, and the constitution of global legal order', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 34, pp. 116 - 138,

Johns F, 2005, 'Guantánamo Bay and the annihilation of the exception', European Journal of International Law, vol. 16, pp. 613 - 635,

Johns FE, 2005, 'Human Rights in the High Court of Australia, 1976-2003', Federal Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 287 - 331

Johns F, 2005, 'Private Law, public landscape: troubling the grid', Law Text Culture, vol. 9, pp. 60 - 90

Johns FE, 2004, 'Global governance: An heretical history play', Global Jurist Advances, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 49,

Johns FE, 2004, 'The madness of migration: Disquiet in the international law relating to refugees', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 27, pp. 587 - 607,

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