New Book: Conflict of Laws and Laws of Conflict in Europe and Beyond

Rainer Nickel is the editor of a new volume which investigates new approaches to supra- and transnational juridification. The book explores the theoretical concept 'conflict of laws' developed by Christian Joerges and is based on a workshop held in Florence in September 2007 celebrating his farewell from the European University Institute. The editor is a member of RECON’s WP 9, which examines the conditions and prospects of democratization in European transnational legal and political arrangements. 

 

Conflict of Laws and Laws of Conflict in Europe and Beyond: Patterns of Supranational and Transnational Juridification

Rainer Nickel (ed.), Intersentia, 2010 (Ius Commune Series No. 88)

 

Rainer Nickel is the editor of this volume which deals with new approaches to supra- and transnational law-generating structures. These new approaches, namely Christian Joerges’ theoretical concept based upon the conflict of laws methodology, and additional ideas of constitutional pluralism and of participatory transnational governance, are discussed from private, public and international law perspectives. They strive to conceptualise, in legal categories, the efforts to re-constitute democratic governing in post-national constellations.

The volume seeks to find new ways for a democratisation of European and transnational governance outside traditional models, and more convincing ways of a European and transnational ‘juridification’ that reconciles democracy, diversity, and social rights.

With contributions of Nina Boeger, Alicia Cebada Romero, Michelle Everson, John Erik Fossum, Christian Joerges, Poul F. Kjaer, Karl-Heinz Ladeur, Miguel Poiares Maduro, John P. McCormick, Jürgen Neyer, Rainer Nickel, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Florian Rödl, Wolf Sauter, Christoph U. Schmid, Gunther Teubner, Ellen Vos and Neil Walker.

 

The volume is based on the proceedings of the RECON conference 'Conflict of Laws and Laws of Conflict in Europe and Beyond - Patterns of Supranational and Transnational Juridification', which was held in Florence on 21 September 2007. The workshop celebrated the intellectual contributions of Christian Joerges and his farewell to the European University Institute.

The volume is an elaborated version of RECON Report No 7.

 

See more at the publisher's website.

09.12.2010