CRC 597 / RECON Workshop

The Conflicts-Law Approach on Trial

WP 9 - Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared 

WP 9 events

Loccum, 17-19 October 2011


Venue: Academy of Loccum

Organised by the Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP), University of Bremen

 

Workshop summary (D87) (pdf)

  

This seminar is both a concluding and an opening event. It is the concluding workshop of the project 'Transnational governance and constitutionalism', a contribution to RECON, which started in January 2007 and will end in December 2011 (RECON WP 9 - Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared). It is at the same time opening the third phase of the project on 'Trade Liberalisation and Social Regulation' which Josef Falke and Christian Joerges are directing for four more years in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre 'Transformations of the State' (CRC 597) in Bremen.

The workshop will explore the potential of the approach to conceptualise in legal terms the transformation of the state and the postnational constellations – and to orient the normative evaluation of the conflict constellations which these processes have generated and keep generating.

RECON Report 15 After Globalisation – New Patterns of Conflict and their Sociological and Legal Re-constructions on the preceding 2010 workshop in Loccum will be available to the participants.

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

 

Programme 

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Monday, 17 October 2011


15:30-17:00

Section I: Theoretical and Sociological Reconstructions of Postnational Conflict Patterns

Chair: Christian Joerges, University of Bremen

Towards a General Socio-Legal Theory of Constituionalism Beyond the State
Poul F. Kjaer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Repressed Democracy: Legitimacy Problems in World-Society
Regina Kreide, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

Discussant: Karl-Heinz Ladeur, University of Bremen

17:00-18:30

Chair: Florian Rödl, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Conflicting Laws? On the Legal Dimension of the Globalized Market Soicety 
Sabine Frerichs, University of Helsinki

Michel Foucault's critique of ordoliberal and Hayekian law and economics
Michelle Everson, Birkbeck, University of London

Discussant: Regina Kreide, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

18:30

Supper

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


09:15-11:00

Section II: Re-conceptualising the Law of Postnational Conflict Constellations: Three Holistic Conceptualisations 

Panel on Conflicts Law and Democracy

Chair: Tobias Prinkel, University of Bremen 

On the Problems of Democratic and Social Union
Florian Rödl, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Conflicting Constitutional Laws and Constitutional Pluralism in an Asymmetric World
Rainer Nickel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and Alicia Cebada Romero, Carlos III University, Madrid/London School of Economics 

Discussant: Daniel Augenstein, University of Tilburg 

11:00-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-12:30

Section III: The Lecitimacy Problématique of Global Administrative Law 

Chair: Robert Wai, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto

The Emergence of Global Administrative Law and Transnational Regulation: On the Necessity to Broaden the 'Conflicts of Law' Approach
Karl-Heinz Ladeur, University of Bremen

Judging Constitutional (Un)Ambition in Academic Minds: A Critical Juxtaposition of the Constitutional Deficit of Global Administrative Law and the Democratic Aspiration of the Conflicts-Law Approach
Ming-Sing Kuo, University of Warwick School of Law

Discussant: Harm Schepel, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent

12:30-14:15

Lunch

14:15-15:30

Section IV: Conflict-resolution and Mediation: Applications

Chair: Joost Pauwelyn, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

The Precautionary Principle as a Conflicts-of-Laws Normprinciple?
Alexia Herwig, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Antwerp

General Clauses and Private Regulation: Regime Collisions in Tuna-Dolphin III
Carola Glinski, University of Bremen

Dealing With True and False Conflicts in the Transnational Law Market
Robert Wai, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-16:30

Discussion

Discussant: Hui-Wen Chen, Harvard Law School

16:30-18:30

Section V: Complementary and Competing Approaches

Panel on Alternative Queries with Conflicts-Law Constitutionalism

Chair: Rainer Nickel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Public International Law and the Conflicts-Law Approach
Joost Pauwelyn, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Discussant: Ulf Uetzmann, University of Bremen

Post-Critical Private International Law: From Politics to Technique
Ralf Michaels, Duke University, Durham

Discussant: Harm Schepel, University of Kent, Brussels 

18:30

Supper 

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


09:15-10:15

Section VI: Interinstitutional and Administrative Conflict Resolution in the EU 

Chair: Alexia Herwig, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Antwerp

Comitology's Lightbulb-Moment: The Role of Committee-Governance in Facilitating (Over)Ambitious Environmental Standard-Setting
Henning Deters, University of Bremen

Comitology after the Lisbon Treaty and the Turn to Agencification
Josef Falke and Olga Batura, University of Bremen 

Discussant: Anna Baumann, University of Bremen

10:15-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-11:30

Section VII: Genetically Modified Organisms as Regulatory Challenge 

Chair: Josef Falke, University of Bremen

Constitutionalising Transnational Governance of GMOs through Conflicts Law: In the Search for Legitimate Meta-Norms
Maria Weimer, University of Maastricht

Escape from the Rule of Sound Science: The Impacts of Socio-Economic and Trans-Scientific Concerns in the Regulation of GMOs
Karolina Zurek, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Stockholm 

Discussant: Alexia Herwig, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Antwerp

11:30-12:15

Epilogue, Outlook and Organisational Issues

Contested Legitimacy in Conflicts-Law Perspectives
Christian Joerges, University of Bremen

12:30 

Lunch 

13:30

Departure for Wunstorf


For further information, please contact Olga Batura: batura(at)zerp.uni-bremen.de.