Organised Events

The ERC Neo-Federalism project co-financed the Global Policy Institute Seminar Series. A record of the events that took place, and a list of forthcoming events is available here.

Events in  2016

Symposium on “Scaling Global Governance”

ias-scaling-global-gov_sept16Symposium Outline:

Scaling Global Governance is a two-day symposium at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Durham. This interdisciplinary symposium invites scholars from Law, International Relations and Geography, to interrogate the role of ‘scale’ in international legal and governance scholarship. The symposium will explore the utility of a scalar approach, what the different scales represent, and whether there are lessons to be learnt about norm transfer and the legitimisation of governance across different scales. The symposium will consider whether the way we measure, label and conceptualise scales influences our approaches to law and global governance. Engaging with ‘scale’ beyond disciplinary silos will further scholarly understanding of the impact of scale in global governance.The panels will be interdisciplinary consisting of a least two disciplines with the discussant leading the dialogue between the disciplines.


Programme and Abstracts

Panel “Federalism Along and Beyond Borders. A Neo-Federalist Perspective”, 2016 ICON-S Conference “Borders, Otherness and Public Law” Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany, 17-19/06/16)

humboldt-universityPanel Outline:

In the last twenty years federalism seemed to be a crucial concept to establish democracy and rule of  law. If we understood federalism as one side of the coin, secession and disintegration seem to be the  other side. Federalism enables cooperation beyond borders and strengthens external borders. When  borders are collapsing, federalism is challenged. New internal borders might be set up.
The panel will address these issues of federalism & secession within domestic states (comparative  perspective) and beyond (European and international perspective). The role of sub-national entities  in the 21st century is crucial to solve global problems on the ground (like migration, integration,  environmental issues etc). The identity of sub-national entities is changing and constitutional law is  often not providing sufficient solutions to these developments.
The panel will analyse these challenges from different perspectives, including methodological
considerations, international economic law, institution-based analysis, the democratic dimension and  core ideas of federalism. Altogether, the panel develops a bigger picture of a neo-federalist  perspective, which addresses federalism along and beyond borders.

Read the programme here.


Events in 2015

Panel Discussion “The Relevance of Constitutional Law”, The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, USA (USA, 02/07/15)

new-york-universityThe speakers were:

Konrad Lachmayer: “Making the Constitution irrelevant”
Russel Miller: “The Hyper-Relevance of German Constitutional Law”
Pablo Riberi: “Exploring Latin-American constitutional experiences”