Wednesday, 23 Jan: Book Club – Tamar Herzog “A Short History of European Law”

PILAGG WILL HOST AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT OF THE 2019 SPRING SEMESTER WITH PROFESSORS TAMAR HERZOG on her book, “A short history of european law” WITH DISCUSSANTs, PROfESSORs Simona Cerutti and jerome sgard

23 Jan / 17 – 18 H

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

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

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FOR AN ABSTRACT:

To many observers, European law seems like the endpoint of a mostly random walk through history. Certainly the trajectory of legal systems in the West over the past 2,500 years is far from self-evident. In A Short History of European Law, Tamar Herzog offers a new road map that reveals underlying patterns and unexpected connections. By identifying what European law was, where its iterations could be found, who was allowed to make and implement it, and what the results were, she ties legal norms to their historical circumstances, and allows readers to grasp their malleability and fragility.

Herzog describes how successive European legal systems built upon one another, from ancient times through the establishment and growth of the European Union. Roman law formed the backbone of each configuration, though the way it was understood, used, and reshaped varied dramatically from one century and place to the next. Only by considering Continental civil law and English common law together do we see how they drew from and enriched this shared tradition.

Expanding the definition of Europe to include its colonial domains, Herzog explains that British and Spanish empires in the New World were not only recipients of European legal traditions but also incubators of new ideas. Their experiences, as well as the constant tension between overreaching ideas and naive localism, explain how European law refashioned itself as the epitome of reason and as a system with potentially global applications.

 IMPORTANT:
DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES, ACCESS TO SCIENCES PO BUILDINGS IS RESTRICTED.
IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO PILAGG@SCIENCESPO.FR
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Friday, 7 Dec: Book Talk – Samuel Moyn “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World”

PILAGG WILL HOST ITS FOURTH EVENT OF THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR WITH PROFESSORS KERRY RITTICH, Jeremy Perelman, AND ROBERT WAI ON Samuel Moyn’s “Not Enough: HUman rights in an Unequal world”

7 Dec / 12:30 – 14:30

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

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

For an abstract and topics of discussion:

Human rights is now established as the universal language of social justice including across realms of international law and global governance.  But in an era in which concerns about economic inequality take centre stage, there are pressing questions about how well ‘the last utopia’ advances claims rooted in distributive justice. How does the language of human rights shape the forms of equality that we pursue? What accounts for the parallel rise of human rights and market-centered governance? What role has human rights played in collective aspirations for solidarity, especially in the Global South? What should we expect now as social activists use human rights in their economic struggles with states, international institutions, and private actors?

Samuel Moyn’s recent book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, provides an occasion to reflect anew on the history and context of human rights and its place in struggles for economic justice.

FOR AN INTRODUCTION OF THE BOOK: Moyn – Introduction-Not Enough

 

IMPORTANT:
DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES, ACCESS TO SCIENCES PO BUILDINGS IS RESTRICTED.
IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM OR SEND AN EMAIL TO PILAGG@SCIENCESPO.FR
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