Workshop

Transnational Standards of Social Protection: Constrasting European and International Governance

WP 9 - Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared 

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Bremen, 23-24 November 2007

University of Bremen - Haus der Wissenschaft, Sandstrasse 4/5, 28195 Bremen

 

This is the second joint workshop of RECON WP 9 (Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared) and the Collaborative Research Centre Transformations of the State  (CRC 597) Project A 1 (Trade Liberalisation and Social Regulation in Transnational Structures).

This meeting is to complement the workshop 'Re-framing Transnational Governance' in Florence in March, which focused on 'social regulation' but could not deal with issues of social protections as originally envisaged. The aim with this second workshop is to fill this gap. As in the first workshop, one session (Saturday morning) is reserved for the discussion of the theoretical framework.
In addition, this meeting will serve two additional purposes:
  • The presentation of Rachel Herp-Tausendfreund’s new project which will complement the work on the WTO
  • The discussion of a paper by Maria Weimer on 'Governance as Analytical Perspective, Governance as Method, Governance and Law', which complements the governance discussions 
 

Read more on the research objectives of WP 9 and on the overall research objectives of RECON

 

List of invitees/participants

Claire O’Brien, EUI
Josef Falke, ZERP
Alexia Herwig, CRC 597
Thorsten Hüller, CRC 597
Christian Joerges, Bremen
Markus Krajewski, Universität Potsdam
Poul Kjaer, EUI
Karl-Heinz Ladeur, Hamburg
Leo Maier, CRC 597
Jürgen Neyer, Europa-Universität Viadrina
Florian Rödl, EUI/ZERP
Rachel Herp, Viadrina
Maria Weimer, EUI
Sarah Jastram, Universität Hamburg
Martin Heidenreich, Universität Oldenburg
Stephan Köppe, Universität Bremen
 

 

Programme


Friday 23 November 2007


09:30-09:45

Welcome and coffee

Morning Session on Free Services

Chair: Leo Maier, CRC 597

09:45-10:15

Explaining the Regulation of Services: The EU and WTO Compared
Alexia Herwig, Bremen 

10:15-10:45

Comments
Markus Krajewski, Potsdam

10:45-11:15

11:15-11:30 

General discussion

Coffee break

Two Complements

11:30-11:50
Vertical Power Asymmetries in EU-WTO Relations 
Rachel Herp Tausendfreund, Europa-Universität Viadrina
11:50-12:10
Governance as Analytical Perspective, Governance as Method, Governance and Law 
Maria Weimer, European University Institute

12:10-13:00

13:00-14:30 

General discussion

Lunch

Afternoon Session on Labour Standards

Chair: Markus Krajewski, Universität Potsdam  

14:30-15:00

Collective Labour Agreements after Laval and Viking: How Significant are the Differences between the European Labour Constitution and the WTO?
Florian Rödl, Bremen

15:00-15:30

WTO and ILO: Can Social Responsibility be Maintained in International Trade?
Josef Falke, Bremen

15:30-16:00

Human Rights and Transnational Corporations: A Case for Global Regulation
Claire O’Brien, Florence

16:00-16:15

Coffee break

General Discussion

16:15-17:45

General discussion

17:45-17:55 

Concluding remarks on day 1
Christian Joerges, Bremen 

19:30 

Dinner at Bremer Ratskeller, Am Markt , 28195 Bremen, Tel: 0049(0)421/321676

 

Saturday 24 November 2007


Session on the Legitimacy of Transnational Governance

10:15-10:45

Supranationality and Transnational Justice. Beyond the Debate on the Democratic Deficit of International Institutions
Jürgen Neyer, Europa-Unviersität Viadrina 

10:45-11:15

On the Normative Legitimacy of the WTO
Thorsten Hüller and Alexia Herwig, Bremen 

11:45-12:00

Comment
Karl-Heinz Ladeur, Hamburg 

12:00-12:45

12:45-13:00 

General discussion

Concluding remarks on day 2
Poul Kjaer, EUI

13:00-14:30

Lunch 


 

The workshop is organised by the European University Institute, Florence and the University of Bremen. Contact: Christian Joerges (co-leader RECON WP 9) or Poul Fritz Kjaer.

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