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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Friday, 8 March: Book Discussion – Thinking Beyond the Fishbowl

PILAGG WILL host ITS FIRST SEMINAR OF THE 2019 SPRING SEMESTER WITH PROFESSOR RATNA KAPUR AND DISCUSSANTS, PROFESSORS GÜNTER FRANKENBERG AND DANIEL BONILLA

08 March / 12.30-14.30

Room 410 T – Meeting Room

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

 

Professor Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London

The Futurity of human rights rests in turning away from liberal freedom and towards non-liberal registers of freedom

Professor Günther Frankenberg, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität am Main

Comparative law as critique requires analysis of a widespread spirit of innocence in terms of method, and critique of human rights narratives

Professor Daniel Bonilla, Universidad de los Andes

Comparative law constructs a narrative of the self and the other, of the legal subject and the legal barbarian

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