CRC 597 / RECON Workshop

After Globalization – New Patterns of Conflict

WP 9 – Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared 

WP 9 events

Loccum, 5-7 September 2010


Venue: Academy of Loccum

Organised by the Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP), University of Bremen


Workshop summary (D82) (pdf)


This is the fourth joint workshop of RECON WP 9 (Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared) and the Collaborative Research Centre Transformations of the State (CRC 597) Project A 1 (Trade Liberalisation and Social Regulation in Transnational Structures).

Read more on the research objectives of WP 9 and on the overall research objectives of RECON.


Download paper: Conceptual background (pdf) 

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Panel I: The conflicts law approach


The idea of a three-dimensional conflicts law
Christian Joerges, University of Bremen


The notion of diagonal conflicts as a key concept of European conflicts law
Rike Krämer, University of Bremen

Discussant: Ralph Michaels, Princeton University

Panel II: Social Theory

Democratic juridification without state building: Conflicts law as cosmopolitan ‘lawful condition’ (Rechtszustand)
Florian Rödl, Goethe University Frankfurt


Discussants: Mark Amstutz, University of Fribourg, and Claire O’Brien, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen 

Monday, 6 September 2010


Panel III: Is a sociological backing of conflicts approach conceivable? Theorizing social embeddedness


Sabine Frerichs, University of Helsinki

Discussant: Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Aarhus University

Panel IV: Transnational governance through expertise: Foucault

The power/knowledge-nexus revisited: Interlegality and conflicts of law from a Foucauldian perspective
Martin Herberg, University of Bremen

Comment: Foucault
Kolja Möller, University of Bremen

Tales of law and science: a comment
Michelle Everson, Birkbeck, University of London

Panel V: The legitimacy problematic of transnational administrative governance

Administrative governance and constitutionalism in post-national constellations
Maria Weimer, European University Institute, Florence

How can the law cope with the socio-economic implications of regulatory politics
Karolina Zurek, European University Institute, Florence

Playing with competing levels of governance
Rike Krämer, University of Bremen 

Discussant: Lars Viellechner, University of Bremen

Panel VI: Transnational constitutionalism

Constitutionalism beyond the state
Poul Kjaer, Goethe University Frankfurt


Conflicting constitutional laws and constitutional pluralism
Alicia Cebada Romero, Carlos III University, Madrid,
and Rainer Nickel, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Discussants: Markus Krajewski, University of Bremen, and Ming-Sing Kuo, Yale University


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Panel VII: Social rights and private governance 


Isabell Hensel, Goethe University Frankfurt

Discussant: Josef Falke, University of Bremen

Panel VIII: Poverty


Poverty as a challenge to the debate on the constitutionalization of international law: Examining Shirin Ebadi’s proposal on an international covenant to combat poverty  
Tommi Ralli, University of Bremen

Discussant: Regina Kreide, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Panel IX: Concluding observations


Adam Gearey, Birkbeck, University of London

Inger Johanne Sand, University of Oslo

Domenico Siciliano, European University Institute, Florence

For further information, please contact Tommi Ralli.

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