affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law
School of Law, SOAS, University of London
Cordially invites you to
The Comparative Constitutional Law Series
Political vs. Legal Constitutionalism: fin de siècle?
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Room 4426, Main Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
This workshop examines the state of the debate on political and legal constitutionalism in the UK and provides a comparative perspective on similar debates in the US, China, and India. Why does the debate persist despite scholarly efforts to address it? Why is it significant at all? What are the consequences of accepting one approach or another? Should we move beyond the debate because it is no longer interesting or relevant?
First Session: 17:00-18:15
The State of The Debate in The UK
Graham Gee (Birmingham University): Is there More to the Political Constitution than Meets the Eye?
Jack Caird (Sussex University): Enhancing Politics through Law? Constitutional Politics in the Political Constitution
Discussant: Nick Barber (Oxford University): The Debate as a Red Herring
Moderator: Mazen Masri (City University)
Second Session: 18:30-19:45
The Debate Elsewhere
Ernest Caldwell (SOAS): the Chinese debates
Alexander Fischer (SOAS): the Indian debates
Nimer Sultany (SOAS): the US debates
Discussant: Paul O’Connell (SOAS)
Moderator: Ioannis Kalpouzos (City University)
Open and free for the public
For more info contact: Nimer Sultany, firstname.lastname@example.org