Christine A. Desan

Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books


Inside Money: Re-Theorizing Liquidity (in progress) ( Christine A. Desan ed., University of Pennsylvania Press 2013).

Desan, Christine A. Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (in progress) (2013).

Desan, Christine A. The Practice of Value: Paper Money and the Early American Political Economy (in progress) (2013).

Capitalism in America: New Histories (in progress) (Sven Beckert & Christine A. Desan eds., 2013).


Shorter Works in Collection


Desan, Christine A. "Beyond Commodification: Contract and the Credit-Based World of Modern Capitalism" in Transformations in American Legal History: Law, Ideology, and Methods: Essays in Honor of Morton J. Horwitz, Volume II (Daniel W. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds., Harvard University Press, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. "Legislative Power" in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Stanley N. Katz ed., Oxford University Press, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. "Contesting the Character of the Political Economy: Rights and Remedies in the Early Republic" in The House and the Senate in the 1790s: Petitioning, Lobbying, and Institutional Development (Kenneth R. Bowling & Donald R. Kennon eds., Ohio University Press, 2002).

Desan, Christine A. "Contesting the Character of the Political Economy in the Early Republic: Rights and Remedies in Chisholm v. Georgia" in Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1789-1801 (Kenneth R. Bowling & Donald R. Kennon eds., Ohio University Press, 2002).

Desan, Christine A. "Stephen G. Breyer" in The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789-1995 (Clare Cushman ed., Congressional Quarterly Books, 1995).


Articles in a Periodical


Desan, Christine A. "Coin Reconsidered: The Political Alchemy of Commodity Money," 11 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 13 (2010).

Desan, Christine A. "From Blood to Profit: The Transformation of Value in the American Constitutional Tradition," 20 Journal of Policy History 26 (2008).

Desan, Christine A. "Money Talks: Listening to the Value of History," 6 Common-place (2006).
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Desan, Christine A. "The Market as a Matter of Money: Denaturalizing Economic Currency in American Constitutional History," 30 Law and Social Inquiry 1 (2005).
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Desan, Christine A. "Review," Law and History Review, Summer 2005 (reviewing Laura Jensen, Patriots, Settlers, and the Origins of American Social Policy ).
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Desan, Christine A. "Laura Jensen: Patriots, Settlers, and the Origins of American Social Policy," 23 Law and History Review 470 (2005) (book review).
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Desan, Christine A. "Out of the Past: Time and Movement in Making the Present," 39 Unbound 1 (2005).
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Desan, Christine A. "The Market As a Matter of Money: Denaturalizing Economic Currency," 1 Unbound: A Journal of Legal Reconstruction (2003).

Desan, Christine A. "The Constitutional Commitment to Legislative Adjudication in the Early American Tradition," 111 Harvard Law Review 1383 (1998).

Desan, Christine A. "The Constitutional Commitment to Legislative Adjudication in the Early American Tradition," 111 Harvard Law Review 1383 (1998).
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Desan, Christine A. "Remaking Constitutional Tradition at the Margin of the Empire: The Creation of Legislative Adjudication in Colonial New York," 16 Law and History Review 257 (1998).
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Desan, Christine A. "Writing Constitutional History Beyond the Institutional/Ideological Divide," 16 Law and History Review 391 (1998).
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Desan, Christine A. "Perfect Violence," 7 Journal of Law and Religion 99 (1989).


Articles in a Newspaper


Desan, Christine A. "Thinking Beyond the Big Box," Brookline Tab, July 30, 2008, Opinion.

Desan, Christine A. & Jane Manners. "A Model for Fair Campaigns," Boston Globe, Aug. 18, 2006, Opinion.


Reports or Studies


Desan, Christine A. & Moderator's Committee. "Campaign Finance Reform: Law, Problems, and Reform Strategies for Brookline, Massachusetts", Report of the Moderator's Committee (2006).

Desan, Christine A., Farlow Frank & Ravitz Randy. "Report on Campaign Finance Reform" (2006).


Presentations


Desan, Christine A. Re-Theorizing Money: The Struggle over the Modern Imagination (paper presented at the Political Economy and Empire in the Early Modern World Conference at Yale Law School, May 3, 2013, University of Michigan Legal History Seminar, April 2, 2013, and University of Minnesota Legal History Seminar, March 1, 2013).

Desan, Christine A. Money As Governance (paper presented at Columbia Law School, January 25, 2013).

Desan, Christine A. Money as a Legal Project (August 13, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. Redefining Money: Home-Grown Credit, Traders' Silver, and the Struggle over the Modern Imagination (June 21, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. Reinventing Money: The Bank of England (June 21, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. The Construction of the Modern Monetary System & Instability in the Modern Monetary System (June 4 and 7, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. The Monetary Structure of Economic Activity (June 3, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. From Silver and Gold to Booms and Busts: The Changing Dynamics of Money (Jan. 17, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. Liberal Fantasies: John Locke's Approach to Money (Jan. 4, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. Reinventing Money (paper presented at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, November 1, 2012).

Desan, Christine A. Booms and Busts: The Legal Dynamics of Modern Money (Dec. 7, 2011).

Desan, Christine A. The Currencies of Capitalism II: Money and Voice as Political Economic Media (Oct. 14, 2011).

Desan, Christine A. The Legality of Money and the Nominalism Debate (Aug. 8, 2011).

Desan, Christine A. The Legal Architecture of Monetary Integration: Part II (June 6, 7, and 8, 2011).

Desan, Christine A. Coin and Credit in Medieval England (presented at the Transitions to Modernity Workshop, Yale University) (Oct. 19, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. Introduction to: Making Money: Coin, Credit, and the Coming of Capitalism in the Anglo-American World (presented at the HLS Faculty Workshop) (August 5, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. Making Money: Coin, Credit, and the Coming of Capitalism - Introduction (Aug. 5, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. The Legal Architecture of Monetary Integration (3 lectures, Institute of Global Law and Policy) (June 2, 3, and 11, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. The Legal Architecture of Monetary Integration (June 2, 3, and 11, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. The Social Stratigraphy of Coin and Credit in Medieval England (presented at the Harvard Conference on "The Medieval World of Value: Money, Credit, and Consumption") (May 7, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. The Social Stratigraphy of Coin and Credit in Late Medieval England (May 7, 2010).

Desan, Christine A. Capitalism Conference - Themes and Issues (Oct. 8, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. The Conventional Mythology of Money (June 19, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. Making Money: The Measure of the Market Reconsidered (Apr. 24, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. What Just Happened? What's Next? An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Current Economic Crisis (Apr. 15, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. Legal Categories of Thought (Mar. 7, 2009).

Desan, Christine A. Coin Reconsidered: The Political Alchemy of Commodity Money (Jan. 8, 2009).
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Desan, Christine A. Beyond Commodification: Contract and the Credit-Based World of Modern Capitalism (Sept. 25, 2008).

Desan, Christine A. Reinventing Money: Coin, Bank Notes, and the Coming of Capitalism (June 2008).

Desan, Christine A. The Practice of Value: An Overview (Feb. 11, 2008).

Desan, Christine A. From the Mercantilist World to the Market-Based Liberalism: Money as a Constitutional Medium (May 10, 2007).

Desan, Christine A. History as a Critique (Mar. 17, 2007).

Desan, Christine A. Reconceiving the Creation Story: Money, Credit, and the Advent of Capitalism (Nov. 18, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. The Margins of the Market: Law and Legitimacy in American Capitalism (Oct. 28, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. The Currencies of Capitalism: The Course of Money and Rationality in Constructing a Political Economy (Sept. 30, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. Campaign Finance Reform at the Local Level, Brookline, Massachusetts, Public Hearing (June 26, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. ?Reconsidering the Creation Story: Money, Credit, and the Advent of Capitalism? (May 18, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. The Supreme Court and the Solomon Amendment (April 8, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. The Supreme Court and the Solomon Amendment (April 8, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. "From Blood to Profit: The Transformation of Value in the American Constitutional Tradition," (March 10, 2006).

Desan, Christine A. Memorial for Kathryn Preyer (Nov. 12, 2005).

Desan, Christine A. The Progress of Paper: A Working Currency for a Middling's Man's Market (Nov. 11, 2005).

Desan, Christine A. "Notes on Capitalism as a Constitutional Form" (Oct. 16, 2005).

Desan, Christine A. Mapping the Paper Money World of Early America: Geography, Climate, and Ecology (Feb. 2005).

Bartholet, Elizabeth, James Cavallaro & Christine A. Desan. Open Letter to the U.S. Congress Concerning Human Rights Abuses at Abu Ghraib (June 16, 2004).

Desan, Christine A. The Many Laws of the Market: A Focus on American Localism (Mar. 2004).

Desan, Christine A. Comment at "Regionalism, Commerce, and Imperial Governance in Early America, 1600-1800," American Society for Legal History, Washington, D.C (2004).

Desan, Christine A. Panel comment at "Progressive Lawyering: Theory and Practice," Harvard Law School for the journal Unbound (2001).

Desan, Christine A. The Many Laws of the Market: The Contrasting Constitutions of Capitalism and Early American Localism (2000).

Desan, Christine A. Chair comment at "Roundtable on Liberalism," American Society for Legal History, Toronto, Canada (2000).

Desan, Christine A. The Debt Debates: Construction of a New Economic Order, Presented at Yale Law School History Colloquium (1999).

Desan, Christine A. The Colonial Posture: The Practice and Theory of Anti-Governmental Politics in American Constitutionalism (1998).

Desan, Christine A. Panel comment at "Interpretation and Objectivity," Association of Amercian Law Schools, New Orleans, LA (1998).


Internet Publications


Desan, Christine A. ?Money Talks: Listening to a History of Value,? Common-Place 6:3 (April 1, 2006) (2006).
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Desan, Christine A. "Out of the Past: Time and Movement in Making the Present" (2005).
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Miscellaneous Publications


Letter from Elizabeth Bartholet, James Cavallaro, & Christine Desan, Faculty, Harvard Law School, to the U.S. Congress on Recent Human Rights Issues in Iraq (June 16, 2004).
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Works in Progress


Desan, Christine A. Making Money: Coin, Public Credit, and the Coming of Capitalism (2008).

Desan, Christine A. The Practice of Value: Inventing the Early American Political Economy (2000).

Representative Publications

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