Friday, 15 November: The Globalisation of Inclusion and Exclusion

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS THIRD SEMINAR OF THE 2019 FALL SEMESTER WITH PROFESSORS Hans lindahl, jacco bomhoff, WITH DISCUSSANT, PROFESSOR HELENA ALVIAR GARCIA

15 November / 12.30-14.30

Room 410T – Meeting Room

Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

Abstract: Professor Hans Lindahl

Protracted and bitter resistance by alter- and anti-globalization movements shows that the globalization of law transpires as the globalization of inclusion and exclusion. Humanity is inside and outside global law in all its possible manifestations. How is this possible? How must legal orders be structured, such that, even if we can now speak of law beyond state borders, no emergent global legal order is possible that does not include without excluding? Is an authoritative politics of boundaries possible that neither postulates the possibility of realizing an all-inclusive global legal order nor accepts resignation or political paralysis in the face of the globalization of inclusion and exclusion?

For full paper, see Lindahl_Globalisation Paper

Abstract: Associate Professor Jacco Bomhoff

Mobility, in its many different forms – its restriction and its excesses, for individuals and for corporations – lies at the heart of many pressing challenges for contemporary constitutionalism. The legal treatment of mobility, however, is fragmented across many different specialized fields – from immigration law, to tax law, to international arbitration – to which constitutionalist concerns are rarely central. This talk aims to address this lacuna by sketching the contours of an ‘outward-facing constitutionalism’ which could provide the conceptual and normative means to scrutinize the constitutional implications of the regulation of ‘access’ and ‘exit’ for both individuals and corporate actors.

For full paper, see Bomhoff_Constitutionalism and Mobility Paper

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Wednesday, 13 November: Legal Pluralism

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS SECOND SEMINAR OF THE 2019 FALL SEMESTER WITH PROFESSORS paul berman and pierre legrand

13 November / 17.00-19.00

Amphi Erignac

Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

 

Abstract: Professor Paul Berman

In an era of populist revolt, we need a full-throated defence of cosmopolitan pluralism: a scheme of governance that recognizes the importance of inter-locking networks of communication and cooperation, but also respect for local variation. Such models are preferable to either insistence on universalism or insistence on sovereigntist territorialism. Particularly given the pressing cross-border problems facing the world, tribalism is not possible. But universalism smacks of elitism and hegemony and discounts local variation and creativity. Accordingly, we need structures that respect the norms and values of diverse communities but seek communication and cooperation across difference.

Abstract: Professor Pierre Legrand

I propose to investigate what it means to read, with specific reference to the reading of foreign law (which is what comparatists like myself read). The major issue, as I see the matter, is whether a foreign law-text contains a meaning that the comparatist’s reading is meant to extract from it, or whether the comparatist brings meaning to the text through his readerly intervention. I argue the latter, that is, I claim that a foreign law-text is, literally, meaningless unless and until a reader, such as a comparatist, comes to it to ascribe meaning to it. The way I interpret the act of reading carries significant epistemological implications. In particular, it excludes the idea of a law-text featuring a meaning that could be said to exist objectively or as a matter of truth. It also excludes the idea that a comparatist could ever produce a meaning that could be said to be a law-text’s objective or true meaning.

For full text: see What Is Reading JCL Quasi-Final.

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Wednesday, 16 October: Political Theology and Embodiment

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS first SEMINAR OF THE 2019 FALL SEMESTER WITH PROFESSORS PG Monateri and Stanis perez, with discussant, Professor Jerome Sgard

16 October / 12.30-14.30

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

 

For abstracts:

In his Dominus Mundi, Monateri provides an alternative understanding of political modernity. His approach revolves primarily around the demonological origins of sovereignty. Against a Schmittian and Weberian viewpoint, he conveys the importance of the demonological turn by which the old serpent that is the Leviathan could take the form of a political saviour in the context of the fading away of the old roman Dominus Mundi. His analysis heavily focuses on this demonological embodiment of sovereignty as well as on the disembodied nature of the Dominus Mundi acting as a wandering ghost in the contemporary global order.

Une longue tradition historiographique a relégué l’histoire des reines à des anecdotes sans valeur autour de femmes sans pouvoir. Or les archives et les images permettent, à partir d’une approche biohistorique, de replacer leur corps, en tant qu’organe vivant du pouvoir, au sein d’un système  bien moins hostile aux mères, aux filles et aux épouses de roi qu’on ne le croit. Entre stigmatisations machistes et idéalisations propagandistes, ce corps – théoriquement pacifique et fécond – semble avoir disparu, peut-être, en l’occurrence, parce qu’il était aussi une matrice du pouvoir monarchique que la mémoire virile de l’Etat a souhaité occulter.

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Tuesday, 18 June: Book Discussion – Dominus Mundi

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS EXCLUSIVE INTENSIVE DOCTORAL WEEK SEMINAR OF 2019  WITH PROFESSOR pg MONATERI AND DISCUSSANT, PROFESSOR HORATIA MUIR WATT

18 June / 18.30-20.30

Room A13

Sciences Po, 27 Rue Saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris

THE STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE: HOBBE’S LEVIATHAN, MODERNITY, AND ITS DEMONOLOGICAL TURN

With conversation on:

  1. Political theology and global legal order: an alternative reading of modernity (Louis Hill)

  2. Beyond the words of the law: transcendence, hegemony and political technologies (Megan Ma)

  3. Rethinking contemporary populisms: political liminality and the wandering spectre of the Dominus (Sandrine Brachotte)

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Upcoming Events in May around the PILAGG Community

Derrida and Technology, Columbia Global Centers

Our international conference seeks to interrogate the relation between Jacques Derrida’s philosophy and technology. This relation has mainly been indirectly and obliquely studied in the past despite it being central in Jacques Derrida’s philosophical writings. The conference will be held at Reid Hall, from 10.00 on 2 May to 18.00 on 4 May. The venue is at the address,  4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris.  For details of the program, see here.

Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value ChainsSAB Global Value Chains Workshop

The workshop will held at Sciences Po Law School, from 12.00 on Thursday, 9 May to 16.00 on Friday, 10 May. The venue is room C931 at the address 9 Rue de la Chaise, 75007 Paris. For details of the program, see Reimagining Contract-Workshop program.

Friday, 12 April: Panel Discussion “Does Law Exist?”

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS THIRD SEMINAR OF THE 2019 SPRING SEMESTER WITH PROFESSORs GEOFFREY SAMUEL, SÉBASTIEN PIMONT, AND CATHERINE VALCKE

12 April / 12.30-14.30

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

 

Professor Geoffrey Samuel, Kent Law School

Does law exist? This may seem at first sight an esoteric question, but a range of publications in France (and elsewhere) over the last thirty years or so have, it will be claimed, contributed to making this question an important and relevant one.

Professor Sébastien Pimont, Sciences Po Law School

L’étude du phénomène de « décriture du droit » conduit à penser que l’activité de description du droit (consistant à écrire en ayant l’intention de le décrire) transforme l’objet décrit (à proprement parler, cette activité informe l’ordre juridique).

Professor Catherine Valcke, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Law comprises several dimensions, the respective significance of which differs depending on whom one talks to. Comparative lawyers can be expected to privilege those that make law … comparable

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Friday, 29 March: Constitutionalizing Connectivity – Poul Kjaer

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS second SEMINAR OF THE 2019 SPRING SEMESTER WITH PROFESSOR poul kjaer AND DISCUSSANT, PROFESSOR Jean d’aspremont

29 March / 12.30-14.30

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris

 

Professor Poul Kjaer, Copenhagen Business School 

For an abstract:

Global law settings are characterized by a structural pre-eminence of connectivity norms, a type of norm which differs from coherency or possibility norms. The centrality of connectivity norms emerges from the function of global law, which is to increase the probability of transfers of condensed social components, such as economic capital and products, religious doctrines, and scientific knowledge, from one legally structured context to another within world society. This was the case from colonialism and colonial law to contemporary global supply chains and human rights. Both colonial law and human rights can be understood as serving a constitutionalizing function aimed at stabilizing and facilitating connectivity. This allows for an understanding of colonialism and contemporary global governance as functional, but not as normative, equivalents.

For the full paper: Constitutionalizing Connectivity Kjaer-2018-Journal_of_Law_and_Society
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