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Law, critique, and justification in Europe

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03 April 2024

10:00 - 17:00 CEST


Sala degli Stemmi

Villa Salviati - Castle

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This workshop hosts Professor Rainer Forst (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt) and EUI Law researchers to discuss law, critique, and justification in Europe.

The workshop brings into conversation the political theorist Rainer Forst and five EUI researchers inspired by this work. Themes to be addressed will include political legitimacy, militant democracy, political equality, conflicts of laws, justice in data governance, and constitutional pluralism, and their relationships to (European) constitutional law and private law.

About the speakers

Rainer Forst is professor of political theory and philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. He is widely known for his work on justice, democracy, legitimacy, and tolerance. Some of his main books include The Right to Justification (2012), Toleration in Conflict (2013) and Normativity and Power (2018). 

Franca Feisel, Susi Forderer, Victoria Garin Giménez, and Max Reymann are PhD researchers at the EUI Law Department. Tommaso Fia recently obtained his PhD at the EUI for the thesis ‘Regulating Non-personal Data in the EU: Law, Governance and Justifications’, and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tübingen. 




Rainer Forst, 'Political legitimacy, rationality, and morality'


Franca Feisel, ‘Beyond militant democracy: theorising democratic self-defence through the Forstian lens of ‘reflexive democracy’

Susi Forderer, ‘Political equality in the EU - it’s different subjects and justifications’


Victoria Garin Giménez, ‘Conflicts of laws as justification’

Tommaso Fia, ‘Doing justice to justice in EU data governance’


Max Reymann, ‘Constitutional pluralist justice’


Rainer Forst (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt)

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