The legitimacy of European constitutional orders

Questioning the revolutionary, establishment and elite pathways

20-22 May, 2020
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Venue: Law Building , via Rosmini, 27 - Trento,  Room 5

Wednesday 20 May 2020

16.00–16.30  Registration

16.30–16.40  Welcome and Introduction

Luisa Antoniolli (Vice-Dean, University of Trento)
Marco Dani (University of Trento)

16.40–17.30  Keynote speech 

The European Union’s legitimation crisis
Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School)

17.30–19.00  Discussion with 

Michaela Hailbronner (Justus-Liebig University of Giessen)
Martin Loughlin (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Roberto Toniatti (University of Trento)

Thursday 21 May 2020

9.30–12.00  Questioning the revolutionary pathway

Chair: Agustin José Menéndez (Universidad Autonoma Madrid) 

A Republic of parties: the bearers of Italian constitution-making​
Marco Goldoni (University of Glasgow)

De Gaulle in Westminster? The Gaullist legitimacy pattern and the fifth Republic as a form of government
Denis Baranger (University Panthéon Assas Paris II)

Discussant: Massimo La Torre (University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro and University of Tallinn)

13.00–15.30  Questioning the establishment pathway

Chair: Marco Goldoni (University of Glasgow)

The British constitution: revolutionary, establishment or elite?
Martin Loughlin (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Varieties of Constitutionalism in the EU: The Case of Evolutionary Constitutionalism
Signe Rehling Larsen (European University Institute)

Discussant: Roberto Toniatti (University of Trento)

15.30–16.00  Break

16.00–18.30  Questioning the elite pathway

Chair: Agustin José Menéndez (Universidad Autonoma Madrid) 

The Elites, the People, and their Court
Justin Collings (Brigham Young University)

Righteous Victims: On the Architects of the Illiberal Constitutional Wave
Renáta Uitz (Central European University, Budapest)

Discussant: Michaela Hailbronner (Justus-Liebig University of Giessen)

Friday 22 May 2020

9.00–12.00 Diversity of legitimacy pathways and European integration

Chair: Marco Goldoni (University of Glasgow)

From legitimacy to ideology: towards ideology critique of European constitutionalism
Jan Komárek (University of Copenhagen)

The legitimacy of European constitutional orders and the dead end of European political unity
Marco Dani (University of Trento)
Agustin Menéndez (Universidad Autonoma Madrid) 

Europe’s long interregnum: constitutional moments without a Constitutional Moment?
Michael Wilkinson (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Discussant: Joana Mendes (University of Luxembourg)

12.0013.00  Concluding remarks

Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School)

Scientific Organization

Marco Dani, University of Trento
Marco Goldoni, University of Glasgow
Agustin José Menéndez, Universidad Autonoma Madrid