I am Professor of Law at Bond University. My research explores the relationship between law and ethics at both theoretical and applied levels. I am interested in the ways in which ethical norms and relations are embodied in social practices and how these practices, in turn, provide the normative basis for legal and social institutions.
My latest book, entitled Natural Law and the Nature of Law, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. The book defends an account of natural law as objective and normative, but nonetheless socially embodied, historically extended and dependent on contingent facts about human nature.
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Consent is Not a “Romance Killer”: The Mistake of Fact Defence for Rape Needs to Go’, The Guardian (7 January 2019)
Jonathan Crowe, Rachael Field, Lisa Toohey, Helen Partridge and Lynn McAllister, ‘Bargaining in the Shadow of the Folk Law: Expanding the Concept of the Shadow of the Law in Family Dispute Resolution’ (2018) 40 Sydney Law Review 319
Danielle Ireland-Piper and Jonathan Crowe, ‘Whistleblowing, National Security and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication’ (2018) 46 Federal Law Review 341
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Three Illusions of Modern Politics’ (2018) 30 Bond Law Review 43
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Integrity and Truth in Law’s Empire’ in Salman Khurshid, Lokendra Malik and Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco (eds), Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin (Oxford University Press, 2018) 31
Jonathan Crowe, ‘The Role of Snap Judgments in Constitutional Deliberation: A Dialectical Equilibrium Model’ in Ron Levy, Hoi Kong, Graeme Orr and Jeff King (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 156
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Functions, Context and Constitutional Values’ in Rosalind Dixon (ed.), Australian Constitutional Values (Hart, 2018) 61
Jonathan Crowe and Lara Sveinsson, ‘Intimidation, Consent and the Role of Holistic Judgments in Australian Rape Law’ (2017) 42 University of Western Australia Law Review 136
Jonathan Crowe, ‘Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Law Theories’ in George Duke and Robert P. George (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) 103
Jonathan Crowe and Anna John, ‘The Status of Private Military Security Companies in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations under the International Law of Armed Conflict’ (2017) 18 Melbourne Journal of International Law 16