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The political philosophy of European contract law

Dates:
  • Tue 05 May 2020 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-05-05 11:00 2020-05-05 13:00 Europe/Paris The political philosophy of European contract law

This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 3: Democratic basis

The third seminar addresses the relationship between contract law and democracy. The central question will be whether, in order to be legitimate, contract law must have a democratic basis and what this would entail. This leads, in the first place, to a normative institutional comparison between legislators, courts, legal academics and economic-sectoral experts as the protagonist in contract law making. In addition, the question of democratic legitimacy may lead beyond the matter of institutional choice, to the limits on the kind of reasons that can justify, in our case, European contract law. Much of our discussion will be equally relevant to other fields of private law.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 3

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  Outside EUI premises -

This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 3: Democratic basis

The third seminar addresses the relationship between contract law and democracy. The central question will be whether, in order to be legitimate, contract law must have a democratic basis and what this would entail. This leads, in the first place, to a normative institutional comparison between legislators, courts, legal academics and economic-sectoral experts as the protagonist in contract law making. In addition, the question of democratic legitimacy may lead beyond the matter of institutional choice, to the limits on the kind of reasons that can justify, in our case, European contract law. Much of our discussion will be equally relevant to other fields of private law.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 3


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Martijn Hesselink (European University Institute)

Contact:
Claudia de Concini (EUI - Law) - Send a mail

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