Open lecture by Prof. Jean Cohen
Constitutionalism Beyond the State: Myth or Necessity?
Professor Jean L. Cohen
Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University New York
Thursday 30 September, 10:15-12:00
ARENA – Centre for European Studies, in cooperation with The Research Programme on Democracy, is pleased to announce the lecture ‘Constitutionalism beyond the state: Myth or necessity?’ by Jean L. Cohen. Prof. Cohen visits Oslo to participate in the RECON workshop 'The European political order: State-less but democratic and just?' organized by ARENA. Read more.
Abstract: The emergence of global governance and global laws that directly affect individuals and regulate the conduct of states toward their own citizens raise questions about the basic hierarchy of authority among states, regional bodies and global institutions. The legitimacy of global law and governance is particularly contested when they have constitutionalism- and democracy-eviscerating effects. In this lecture, Prof. Cohen asks what kind of constitutionalism is appropriate beyond the state, and what the relation among distinct and competing legal orders should be. She argues in favour of a human rights-oriented constitutionalism, which would require a reform of the global political system.
Full abstract and paper can be downloaded here.
Venue: Undervisningsrom 2, Georg Sverdrups hus (University library).
No registration required.