CONSTITUTIONS IN A NEW GLOBAL SCENARIO
Fermo, August 22-25, 2016
Over the last few decades, the global socio-political scenario has dramatically changed. The main points of reference have gradually shifted from East-West oppositions to North-South relations, from military balances to financial competition, from universal ideologies to pragmatic strategies.
Today, individual states are called to face multi-dimensional challenges: the promotion of external competition through an ever-evolving lex mercatoria and the re-emergence of a constitutional pluralism based on deeply rooted local traditions; the search for a worldwide solution to environmental problems and the massive exploitation of sources of energy; the institutionalisation of supranational entities and the preservation of an acceptable degree of autonomy for state governments.
In this context, a sociology of constitution has to address a new multi-level organization of norms. In order to analyse at a constitutional level the main issues which are in particular affecting emerging countries, the seminar will try to take recourse not only to established western values, but to a more articulated semantics. In particular, the focus will be on the re-definition in different cultural contexts of basic constitutional concepts such as ‘people', ‘democracy', ‘freedom', ‘equality', ‘hierarchy of norms', ‘sovereignty'.
Sala della Colonna, Piazza del Popolo
Monday August 22, 2016
The Normative Anatomy of Society
Håkan Hydén, University of Lund
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Constitutions and Constitutionalisms in Eastern and Western Europe
Henry Sardaryan, University MGIMO, Moscow
Denis Galligan, University of Oxford
Discussant: Francesco Bilancia, University of Pescara
Wednesday August 24, 2016
Constitution and Constitutionalism in the emerging India
Arvin Agrawal, Rector, Mahatma Gandhi Central University
Suresh Prasad Singh, Chanakya National Law University
Discussant: Tito Marci, University of Rome 1
Proposals for future activities
Introduction: Paolo Calcinaro, Mayor of the city of Fermo, President of the EUF
Thursday August 25, 2016
Roundtable on Constitutions and Constitutionalisms in Latin America
Fabio Franco Pereira, UNIDAS (FMU); Germano Schwartz, UNILASSALLE; Nelson Netto, UNIDAS (FMU); Sandra Regina Martini, UNISINOS; Renata Almeida da Costa, UNILASSALLE
Senior Professor in Sociology of Law at the University of Lund. He was Scientific Visitor for the University of Florida (Gainesville). Among his books, Contributions in Sociology of Law: Remarks from a Swedish Horizon (ed. with P. Wickenberg, 2008) and Putting Law in Context. Some Remarks on Implementation of Law in China, Making Law Work in China (ed. with M. Svensson and M. Burell, 2011).
Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Macerata, where he was Rector from 1991 to 2003. Among his works: Central and Eastern Europe After Transition. Towards a New Socio-legal Semantics (ed. with W. Sadurski, 2010); The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective. The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation (ed. with P. F. Kjaer and G. Teubner, 2011); Law and Intersystemic Communication. Understanding ‘Structural Coupling' (ed. with G. Harste, 2013); Sociologia del diritto. Concetti e problemi (2013); Sociology of Constitution. A Paradoxical Perspective (ed. with G. Corsi, 2016).
Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford. Director of the Centre for Socio-legal studies 1993-2008. He is a Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford, Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Law at the University of Siena and Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Among his works: Law in Modern Society (2007), Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (ed. with M. Versteeg, 2013), Constitutions and the Classics. Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham (2014).
Vice-Dean at MGIMO University (Moscow), where he is professor in Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries, Theory of State and Law, Political Systems of European Countries, Constitutional Development of European Countries. He is also Head of the masters courses in Public and Municipal Administration, Law and International trade and economic relations (in collaboration with the italian University of Macerata). Among his books: A Decentralized State as a Mean of a Democratization and Effective Regional Administration (2014).
Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chieti e Pescara. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in São Leopoldo (Porto Alegre) and Academic Visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. Among his books L'Europa (2002), Corso di diritto costituzionale (2011), O Direito à saúde na União Europeia e no Mercosul (ed. with S. R. Martini, 2014).
Arvind Kumar Agrawal
Rector of the Mahatma Gandhi Central University (Motihari, Bihar). He studied in India and Germany. He was professor at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (Dharamshala) and the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur). Among his works: Max Weber and Modern Sociological Theories (2000), Ethnicity, Cultural Traditions & Folk Culture in Transition: An Anthropological Study of Langa, Kalbelia and Manganiar in Rajasthan (2001), Cultural Traditions & Folk Culture in Transition: An Anthropological Study of Saharia in Rajasthan (2001).
Suresh Prasad Singh
Professor of Political Science and Registar at Chanakya National Law University (Patna, Bihar), where he obtained his PhD in 2004. He is coordinator of the Working Group on Child Rights and Equal Opportunities. He was researcher in Germany, Netherlands, France and Poland. Among his works: Empowerment of Women Through Panchyati Raj (2016).
Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Rome 1 “La Sapienza”. He was Visiting Fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (New Delhi). Among his works: Persona e società. Verso una sociologia per la persona (2001), La società e lo straniero. Per un diritto ospitale nell'età della globalizzazione (2003), L'altra persona. Problemi della soggettività nella società contemporanea (2008), Prospettiva pittorica e costruzione giuridica. Arte, diritto e potere dal Rinascimento al XIX secolo (2012), Il circolo della gratuità. Il paradosso del dono e la reciprocità sociale (2012).
Nelson Rodrigues Netto
Professor of Civil Law at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU (São Paulo). He received his Phd at Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo. He studied at Harvard Law School and Heidelberg. Among his books: Interposição Conjunta de Recurso Extraordinário e de Recurso Especial (2005), Comentários à Lei de Recuperação Judicial de Empresas e Falência (2007).
Fábio Franco Pereira
Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU (São Paulo), where he is Assistant Coordinator of postgraduate courses. He graduated in Law and received his Master and PhD in State Law at the University of São Paulo. Among his works: O combate ao crime organizado e ao terrorismo na Inglaterra (with I. A. Höhn Junior, in Crime organizado: aspectos processuais, ed. by A. S. Fernandes, J. R. G. Almeida, M. Z. Moraes, 2009) and Justiça Militar e repartição constitucional de competências no Estado federal brasileiro (in O federalista atual (ed. by Dircêo Torrecillas Ramos, 2013).
Germano Andre Doederlein Schwartz
Professor of the School of Law of the Serra Gaúcha Faculty (FSG). He teaches at the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU (São Paolo) and Unilasalle (Canoas). He studied at the Universities of Santa Cruz do Sul, Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Paris X-Nanterre, Reading (UK) and was Visiting Professor at Instituto Internacional de Sociologia Jurídica de Oñati (Spain). Among his books: O Tratamento Jurídico do Risco no Direito à Saúde and Direito e Rock (2014).
Sandra Regina Martini Vial
Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Porto Alegre). She received her PhD at the University of Lecce (2001). She also studied in Rome and Salerno (Italy). Her main interests are public health, public policies and sociology of law. Among her books: O Direito à Terra Como Terra do Direito (2005), O Direito à saúde na União Europeia e no Mercosul (ed. with F. Bilancia, 2014), Saúde, direito e transformação social - um estudo sobre o direito à saúde no Rio Grande do Sul (2015).
Renata Almeida da Costa
Professor of Law for the Universities LaSalle (Canoas) and Anhembi Morumbi (São Paolo). She taught at Uniritter (Porto Alegre) and Passo Fundo. She received her PhD at UNISINOS (2010) and was Visiting Researcher at the University of Reading (UK). Among her books: Ciências Criminais em Debate (2006) and A Sociedade Complexa e o Crime Organizado (2015).