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Is There Such A Thing As ‘Populist Constitutionalism’?

Dates:
  • Mon 20 Nov 2017 13.30 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-20 13:30 2017-11-20 18:00 Europe/Paris Is There Such A Thing As ‘Populist Constitutionalism’?

This workshop will examine recent deviation from the shared values of liberal constitutionalism towards a kind of ‘populist, illiberal constitutionalism’. The participants will explore the relationship between populism and popular sovereignty, populist leaders’ constitutional projects, and the use of legalism for their, often autocratic, agendas. Particular attention will be paid to ‘populist constitutionalism’ in the new democracies of East-Central Europe, contributing new perspectives to a theoretical debate which has so far largely focused on cases in other parts of Europe (Greece and Spain), Latin-America (Bolivia), and the US. The workshop also aims to address the broader theoretical question of whether populism and illiberalism are reconcilable with constitutionalism.
After the seminar, at 17:00 there will be two book launches organised:

- Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond (Routledge, 2017) edited by Paul Blokker, and
- Sociological Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2017) edited by Paul Blokker and Chris Thornhill.


Everyone is very welcome! To attend the event, please REGISTER ONLINE (link below).

Papers will be sent in advance to the registered participants. Shorter versions of some of the papers will be available soon on the working group’s blog.
https://blogs.eui.eu/constitutionalism-politics-working-group/

Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa. DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

This workshop will examine recent deviation from the shared values of liberal constitutionalism towards a kind of ‘populist, illiberal constitutionalism’. The participants will explore the relationship between populism and popular sovereignty, populist leaders’ constitutional projects, and the use of legalism for their, often autocratic, agendas. Particular attention will be paid to ‘populist constitutionalism’ in the new democracies of East-Central Europe, contributing new perspectives to a theoretical debate which has so far largely focused on cases in other parts of Europe (Greece and Spain), Latin-America (Bolivia), and the US. The workshop also aims to address the broader theoretical question of whether populism and illiberalism are reconcilable with constitutionalism.
After the seminar, at 17:00 there will be two book launches organised:

- Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond (Routledge, 2017) edited by Paul Blokker, and
- Sociological Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2017) edited by Paul Blokker and Chris Thornhill.


Everyone is very welcome! To attend the event, please REGISTER ONLINE (link below).

Papers will be sent in advance to the registered participants. Shorter versions of some of the papers will be available soon on the working group’s blog.
https://blogs.eui.eu/constitutionalism-politics-working-group/


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi 1st Floor, V.Sa.

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Workshop

Speaker:
Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele (Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University)
Prof. Paul Blokker (Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University, Prague)
Prof. Gábor Halmai (EUI - Law Department)
Prof. Bojan Bugaric ( University of Ljubljana)
Theo Fournier (EUI - Law Department)
Julian Scholtes (EUI - Law Department)

Contact:
Agnieszka Monika Lempart (EUI - Department of Law) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Gábor Halmai (EUI - Law Department)
Working Group Constitutionalism and Politics

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