Edited by Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, Antoon Braeckman, Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Matthias Lievens, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Emilie Bécault, Research Manager, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing on insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it.
This book will be required reading for researchers, academics and students with an interest in political science and law, and indeed anyone concerned with the future of global governance.
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Edited by the late Theodore Eisenberg, formerly Cornell University, US and Giovanni B. Ramello, Università del Piemonte Orientale and International Programme IEL – Institutions, Economics and Law, Italy
Contemporary law and economics has greatly expanded its scope of inquiry as well as its sphere of influence. By focussing specifically on a comparative approach, this Handbook offers new insights for developing current law and economics research. It also provides stimuli for further research, exploring the idea that the comparative method offers a valuable way to enrich law and economics scholarship.
With contributions from leading scholars from around the world, the Handbook sets the context by examining the past, present and future of comparative law and economics before addressing this approach to specific issues within the fields of intellectual property, competition, contracts, torts, judicial behaviour, tax, property law, energy markets, regulation and environmental agreements.
This topical Handbook will be of great interest and value to scholars and postgraduate students of law and economics, looking for new directions in their research. It will also be a useful reference to policy-makers and those working at an institutional level. Visit page: http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/comparative-law-and-economics-12853
The Call for Stream Proposals is OPEN NOW – please send proposals of no more than 500 words along with short bios of the stream organisers to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Call for Stream Proposals closes7 March 2016.
“…there are no witnesses to changes of epoch. The epochal turning is an imperceptible frontier, bound to no crucial date or event.”
The present is notoriously difficult to diagnose. Are we living at a decisive turning point for global and European history, politics and law? Are we witnesses to a new epoch? Or perhaps we just have a bad case of “presentism”? The Critical Legal Conference 2016 will open a forum for critical reflection on precarious political situations, particularly that of Europe in a global context – an apposite theme for a critical conference at the University of Kent, ‘the UK’s European University’ and a point of origin for the CLC.
Taking a global and historicised view of contemporary Europe and its intellectual and political traditions (as well as an interrogative stance on their centrality), we anticipate that this year’s CLC will enable a creative response to some of the many problems of our collective present. The difficulty in thinking the present lies partly in its immediacy, and partly in the way in which spaces for that thinking are themselves precarious, colonised, dis-placed, degraded, recast or simply made untenable. From individuals’ housing, employment and migration experiences to the broader question about the intensification or disintegration of the European political project, are life’s very objects and experiences now peculiarly shaped by precarity?
Law forms part of the architecture of precarity, shaping both its production and governance, whether through specific rules and regulations relating to welfare provision, housing law or the structuring and regulation of financial markets; or through changing images and enactments of justice, (fragmented) genealogies, and shifting understandings of modernity. One approach within the critical legal tradition has been to expose these architectures: to show how it produces inequity, to demonstrate its contingencies, to trace its genealogies, to question law’s production of a normative order of life. In this sense it might be said that the role of critique is to render law itself precarious. What is the contemporary nature, role and position of academic work generally, in relation to political life and cultural and intellectual history? Are we post-human? Post-Europe? Post-law? Post-critique? And what about the core critical legal concerns: law, justice and ethics?
True to the tradition of the CLC, we hope participants will approach these general provocations through a rich plurality of critical and radical thematics and interdisciplinary approaches.
The Call for Stream Proposals is OPEN NOW – please send proposals of no more than 500 words along with short bios of the stream organisers to email@example.com. The Call for Stream Proposals closes 7 March 2016. TheCall for Papers and Panelswill be opened in March when streams are announced – and as ever there will be a general stream. Conference registation will open via this webpage shortly
We also invite participants to curate screenings, performances, happenings and other creative formats at the conference. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your plans – we will do our best to facilitate them (within the bounds of possibility).
For fifty years, the first edition of The Italian Legal System has been the gold standard among English-language works on the Italian legal system. The book's original authors, Mauro Cappelletti, John Henry Merryman, and Joseph M. Perillo, provided not only an overview of Italian law, but a definition of the field, together with an important contribution to the general literature on comparative law. The book explains the unique "Italian style" in doctrine, law, and interpretation and includes an extremely well-written introduction to Italian legal history, government, the legal profession, and civil procedure and evidence.
In this fully-updated and revised second edition, authors Michael A. Livingston, Pier Giuseppe Monateri, and Francesco Parisi describe the substantial changes in Italian law and society in the intervening five decades—including the creation and impact of the European Union, as well as important advances in comparative law methodology. The second edition poses timely, relevant questions of whether and to what extent the unique Italian style of law has survived the pressures of European unification, American influence, and the globalization of law and society in the intervening period. The Italian Legal System, Second Edition is an important and stimulating resource for those with specific interest in Italy and those with a more general interest in comparative law and the globalization process. Link: Amazon
Mercoledì 25 novembre ore 15:00 presso la Scuola di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Bologna si tiene un seminario sul tema La riforma del Parlamento. L'invito all'iniziativa è disponibile a questo link.
Mercoledì 2 dicembre ore 12:00 presso l'Università del Lussemburgo si svolge il convegno sul tema Freedom of Expression and Religious Beliefs: A Danish and French perspective. Il programma del convegno con le informazioni utili ai fini della partecipazione è disponibile a questo link.
Lunedì 30 novembre ore 9:30, presso il Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Genova, a cura del Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi Costituzionali Comparati, si svolge il convegno su Stato di diritto, tutela dei diritti sociali e crisi delle finanze pubbliche. L'iniziativa si conclude il giorno seguente, martedì 1 dicembre ore 10:00, con una lectio magistralis del prof. G. Silvestri, Presidente Emerito della Corte costituzionale, sullo stesso tema. Le locandine dei due appuntamenti sono allegate a questo link.
La rivista di ermeneutica giuridica Ars Interpretandi ha aperto una call for papers dedicata all'uso del diritto straniero nell'interpretazione giuridica. I contributi possono essere presentati entro il 15 febbraio 2016 all'indirizzo email@example.com.Tutti i dettagli in ordine alle condizioni di partecipazione, alle modalità di valutazione e ai criteri redazionali si leggono nel testo della call pubblicato a questo link.
Le ultime pubblicazioni di interesse comparatistico
B. Fauvarque-Cossson (a cura di), Le droit comparé au XXI Siècle. Enjeux et défis, Journées internationales de la Société de législation comparée 8-9 avril 2015, Société de Législation Comparèe, Parigi, 2015, pp. 267, € 58,00 (dove i contributi dal titolo La société de législation comparée dans le XXIe siècle di B. FAUVARQUE-COSSON; La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne et la méthode comparative di K. LENAERTS; Les fondateurs de la société de législation comparée di D. FOUSSARD; Le renouveau de la société au milieu du XXe siècle : l’apport de Marc Ancel di X. BLANC JOUVAN; La société de législation comparée du XXe au XXIe siècle di G. CANIVET; La société de législation comparée du XXe au XXIe siècle di J.L. DEWOST; La société de législation comparée du XXe au XXIe siècle di E. PIWNICA; La société de législation comparée du XXe au XXIe siècle di E. PICARD; Les nouveaux défis pour le droit comparé dans un monde globalisé di J. C. MARTIN; Les nouveaux défis pour le droit comparé dans un monde globalisé vus du poste d’observation du juriste d’entreprise di V. CHAPUIS THUAULT e S. FOUGOU; Les nouveaux défis pour le droit comparé dans un monde globalisé di V. TURCEY; Le droit et l’Amérique latine: un terrain de rêve pour le comparatiste di J. A. MORENO RODRIGUEZ; Les nouveaux défis de la globalisation pour le droit comparé : baliser entre contre-courants di V. GROSSWALD CURRAN; La circulation de la pensée juridique dans le domaine du droit commercial (XIXe – XXe siècles) di A. MONTI; Un aperçu des modèles européens dans la mondialisation di R. M. KIESOW; L’idée de culture juridique française est-elle utile au droit comparé ? di J. L. HALPERIN; Un modèle moderne dans un monde ancien : les titres dématérialisés en droit privé commun di M. HAENTJENS; Comparaison et fabrique des identités juridique di S. SOLEIL; La circulation des modèles en droit comparé: quelles évolutions? di R. SACCO)
A. Rinella - C. Pungitore, Organismi geneticamente modificati. Profili di diritto comparato ed europeo, Filodiritto, 2015, pp. 215, € 35,00
Human Rights Violations by “Private” Transnational Actors.
Do fundamental rights obligate not only States, but also private transnational actors? Since violations of fundamental rights stem from the totalising tendencies of partial rationalities, there is no longer any point in seeing the horizontal effect as if rights of private actors have to be weighed up against each other. On one side of the human rights relation is no longer a private actor as the fundamental-rights violator, but the anonymous matrix of an autonomised communicative medium. On the other side, the fundamental rights are divided into three dimensions: Firstly institutional rights protecting the autonomy of social discourses – art, science, religion – against their subjugation by the totalising tendencies of the communicative matrix; secondly personal rights protecting the autonomy of communication, attributed not to institutions, but to the social artefacts called ‘persons’; and thirdly human rights as negative bounds on societal communication, where the integrity of individuals’ body and mind is endangered.
Prof. Gunther Teubner (Frunkfurt University)
Prof. Pier Giuseppe Monateri (Sciences Po; University of Turin) * Link: click here
Venerdì 16 ottobre ore 9:00 presso Palazzo del Bo in Padova si celebra una Giornata di studi in ricordo di Livio Paladin sul tema Riforme. Opinioni a confronto. Il programma completo dell'iniziativa al seguente link.