Our IMAGINE project (unofficially) started already in November 2018, at a conference kindly supported by iCourts and co-funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and the Dreyers Fund.
Conference volume will be published by the Oxford University Press in 2021.
Links to the videos from the conference (YouTube):
I. CONSTITUTIONAL IMAGINARIES AND THE EU’S LEGITIMACY
Chair: Amnon Lev (University of Copenhagen)
- Paul Linden Retek (NYU/Yale): History, system, principle, analogy: Four imaginaries of European constitutionalism
- Luuk van Middelaar (Leiden University): “Sovereign Europe”: the Return of History and the EU’s emancipation from its Utopian founding moments
- Claudia Schrag Sternberg (UCL): Ideologies and imaginaries legitimating the EU since the 1980s: shifts in EU-Official discourses against Rosanvallon’s Democratic Legitimacy
II. EU CONSTITUTIONALISM: TOWARDS CRITICAL HISTORY
Chair: Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus University)
- Hugo Canihac (Saint-Louis University, Brussels) : “Not all legal problems can be solved legally”: N. McCormick’s constitutional pluralism in socio-historical context
- Agustín José Menéndez (University of León): Constitutionalisation without Democratic Constitutional Law: The Founding Paradox of European Law
- Morten Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen): EU constitutionalisation revisited – Redressing a central narrative in European studies (co-authored with Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen)
III. DEMOCRATIC IMAGINARY
Chair: Hanne Petersen (University of Copenhagen)
- Marco Dani (University of Trento): Redressing European Constitutional Imagination
- Signe Larsen (LSE): EU Member-Statehood and the Many Faces of European Democracy
- Kalypso Nicolaïdis (University of Oxford): The Peoples Imagined: Constituting a Demoicratic European Polity
IV. POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CAPITALISM
Chair: Poul Kjaer (Copenhagen Business School)
- Christian Joerges (Hertie School of Governance): From Integration through Law to the De-legalisation of Europe: an exercise in sociological jurisprudence and economic sociology
- Hjalte Lokdam (LSE): The Constitutionalization of Central Bank Independence in Question
- Michael Wilkinson (LSE): The New German Ideology? From a Crisis to a Critique of Post-Sovereignty
V. TOWARDS NEW IMAGINARIES?
Chair: Mikael Rask Madsen (University of Copenhagen)
- Mattias Kumm (WZB Berlin/NYU): Constitutionalism, Domination and the Political Imagination: Some remarks on Europe´s geostrategic situation
- Jiří Přibáň (Cardiff University): Temporality of Constitutional Imaginaries: A European Perspective
- Damjan Kukovec (University of Middlesex): Constitutionalism and Social Hierarchy
VI. FALSE MESSIAHS?
Chair: Antoni Abat Ninet (University of Copenhagen)
- Jan Komárek (University of Copenhagen): The Transformation of Europe’s constitutional imaginary
- Alexander Somek (University of Vienna): The False Messiah: Critical observations on J.H.H. Weiler’s most recent take on European integration
- Fernanda Nicola (Washington College of Law, American University): Critical Narratives of European Adjudication: Forms, Functions and Rhetoric