28 - 29 January 2011

Constitutionalism in a New Key? Cosmopolitan, Pluralist and Public Reason-Oriented

Conference

The conference seeks to rethink basic issues of constitutional theory in light of contemporary challenges, that have been sidelined and obscured by the generally statist focus of traditional constitutional theory. Among the questions that will be examined are: Can a constituent power, which is exclusively national, be the ground for the constitutions claim to legitimate authority? How can constitutional theory contribute to a normative understanding of borders? How is the relationship between national and international law to be conceived within constitutional theory? If constitutionalism is more than legalization, under what conditions is it reasonable to speak of "constitutionalism beyond the state", say in connection with the European Union or the UN? And what are the practical consequences?

Contact
Hilde Ottschofski
ottschofski [at] wzb.eu
Venue
HUB und WZB
28 - 29 January 2011
Start 8:00 am
Organizer
Mattias Kumm, WZB in Kooperation mit der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Documentation

"Constitutionalism in a New Key?", Conference, January 28-29, 2011
Website
Program
Fotos
Interview Prof. Kumm with DRadio Wissen (audio file)

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Ronald Dworkin (New York) Constitutionalism in a New Key
Ronald Dworkin (New York) Constitutionalism in a New Key

Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law

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Aharon Barak
Aharon Barak

Aharon Barak, former President of the Supreme Court Israel

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Neil Walker and Jeremy Waldron

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law in Edinburgh and Jeremy Waldron, Professor of law and philosophy at the NYU School of Law