Jon Wittrock is Doctor of Political and Social Sciences and Associate Professor (Docent) in political science. He completed his PhD at the European University Institute and has been active as a researcher and teacher at several universities, in Sweden and abroad. His research focuses on human rights and political philosophy, with a particular emphasis on the potential implications of investigating the empirical and conceptual borderlands between the religious and the secular, when thinking about alternative societal constellations.
Liberalism, nationalism and religion: Multidimensional autonomy, trade-offs and analogies. Nations and Nationalism 28:3, 2022.
A Human Right to Friendship? Dignity, Autonomy, and Social Deprivation. The International Journal of Human Rights, published online March 9 2022.
All that is Holy: The Role of Religion in Postcapitalist Communities. Rethinking Marxism 32:4, 2020.
Constituent Power and Constitutive Exceptions: Carl Schmitt, Populism and the Consummation of Secularisation in Matilda Arvidsson; Leila Brännström; Panu Minkkinen (eds.) Constituent Power: Law, Popular Rule and Politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
Contemporary Democracy and the Sacred: Rights, Religion and Ideology. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
Which Way I Flie: Reforming Nihilism in the Anthropocene in Richard Polt & Jon Wittrock (eds.) The Task of Philosophy in the Anthropocene. London/New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
The EU as a ‘Large Space’? Carl Schmitt and the Contemporary Dilemmas of Political Rituals and Cultural Borders in Mats Andrén; Thomas Lindkvist; Ingmar Söhrman; Katharina Vajta (eds.) Cultural Borders of Europe: Narratives, Concepts and Practices in the Present and the Past. New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2017.
Sacred Nature and the Nature of the Sacred: Rethinking the Sacred in the Anthropocene. Telos 177, 2016.
Processes of Order and the Concreteness of the Sacred: On the Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt's Critique of Nihilism in Matilda Arvidsson; Leila Brännström; Panu Minkkinen (eds.) The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology. New York: Routledge, 2015.
The Social Logic of Late Nihilism: Martin Heidegger and Carl Schmitt on Global Space and the Sites of Gods. European Review 22:2, 2014.
Nihilism and the Resurrection of Political Space: Hannah Arendt's Utopia? in Elena Namli; Jayne Svenungsson; Alana Vincent (eds.) Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2014.