Curso Intensivo com Chris Thornhill: "A Sociology of Transnational Constitutional Law: The Rise of the Global Legal System".

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O Professor Chris Thornhill, titular em Direito na Universidade de Manchester, Inglaterra, estará durante o mês de Outubro em Brasília proferindo um curso intensivo sobre o seu novo livro “A Sociology of Transnational Constitutional Law: The Rise of the Global Legal System”. O livro é fruto de seu projeto “The Sociology of the Transnational Constitution” financiado com um Advanced Grant pelo Conselho de Pesquisa Europeu. 

O projeto foi integrado por um grupo de pesquisadores especialistas em direito, história e sociologia e conta com estudos de caso de países como África do Sul, Argentina, Brasil, Bolívia, Canadá, Casaquistão, Chile, China, Colômbia, Egito, Estados Unidos, Ghana, Índia, Irã, Inglaterra, Kênia e Rússia. 

Com base nesta investigação, desenvolvida ao longo dos últimos 3 anos, o curso, financiado pela CAPES dentro do programa Professor Visitante do Exterior (PVE), analisará a emergência de um sistema de normas constitutionais transnacionais na sociedade contemporânea, buscando analisar o processo de criação de normas transnacionais com efeito constitucional por meio de uma perspectiva macro-sociológica.

O curso estará dividido em 6 seminários com duração de 2 horas e meia cada, distribuídos durante a primeira e última semanas de Outubro. 

Além dos 6 seminários, serão realizadas duas sessões extras para a discussão de dissertações e teses, prioritariamente de alunos de pós-graduação da UnB, com base nos textos discutidos durante os seminários. As apresentações realizadas durante estas sessões, que deverão vir acompanhadas de um sumário de aproximadamente 1500 palavras, contarão como avaliação final da disciplina, que valerá 2 créditos para os alunos matriculados na UnB. O tempo de apresentação dependerá do número de alunos inscritos na disciplina. Todo o curso será proferido em inglês e certificados serão distribuidos ao final.

Estudantes de graduação e pós da UnB têm prioridade na matrícula, mas também serão disponibilizadas vagas para alunos de outras IES e para o público externo. As vagas são limitadas e serão preenchidas de acordo com a ordem de matrícula.

  1. Mais informações sobre o projeto “The Sociology of the Transnational Constitution” podem ser encontradas em : http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/milc/research/projects/sociology-of-the-transnational-constitution/
  2. Para realizar sua matrícula, envie um email indicando seu nome, afiliação, curso e número de matrícula para email secretaria até o dia 27 de setembro.
  3. Todo o material de leitura do curso será disponibilizado, por email, aos alunos devidamente matriculados.  
  4. Informações e dúvidas: carina.calabria@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Para realizar sua matrícula, vá até a secretaria da Pós-Graduação da Faculdade de Direito ou envie um email indicando seu nome, afiliação, curso e número de matrícula para fdunb.pos@gmail.com, preferencialmente até o dia 27 de setembro. Caso haja vagas remanescentes, o prazo para matrícula poderá ser estendido. Coloque como título da mensagem: "Matrícula Curso Chris Thornhill". 

Chris Thornhill: Intensive Course, University of Brasilia, October 2016 

A Sociology of Transnational Constitutional Law: The Rise of the Global Legal System

Course Outline

This course is intended to provide a unique analysis of the emergence of a system of transnational constitutional norms in contemporary society, and it seeks to construct a macro-sociological framework to explain the rise of transnational norms with constitutional effect. 

In Seminar 1, the course addresses these questions by examining the nature and definition of transnational law. It critically canvasses salient literature on this topic, and it assesses the conditions under which transnational law might claim constitutional standing. 

In Seminar 2, it approaches these questions from a more purely sociological perspective: by examining the relation of transnational law to national states, by problematizing the concept of national constitutional law, and by discussing the interrelation between transnational legal norms and national institutions. In this respect, the course engages critically with common periodizations of national state formation and common constructions of sovereign statehood. It argues that many national states only obtained stable constitutional orders as they were locked into an overarching system of transnational legal norms. 

The course then covers a range of empirical material in order to illuminate the ways in which international legal norms are integrated in domestic constitutional systems, and it considers the sociological impacts of this process in a number of different countries, in different areas of the globe. In Seminar 3, accordingly, the course evaluates recent case law from superior courts in a range of states, showing how the constructive assimilation of international norms has played a role in national constitution making, national institutional solidification, and nation building more generally. By way of example, it focuses on leading case law in India, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia and Bolivia. It also discusses developments in other societies, notably Russia.

In Seminar 4, the course places these constitutional developments in a broad global perspective, framing the rise of transnational legal norms in a wide theory of global institutions. In this respect, the course is designed to challenge more established theories of global or cosmopolitan statehood. In contrast to such views, it argues that contemporary society is characterized, not by the growth of global politics, but by the increasing autonomy of the global legal system: the political system is becoming a legal system. 

Seminar 5 assesses the implications of these processes for classical patterns of democracy and democratic accountability. It critically addresses the standard literature concerning the global increase in judicial authority. 

In Seminar 6, the course concludes by addressing new patterns of democratic agency in contemporary society, and it assesses ways in which the growing autonomy of the legal system has stimulated new modes of political practice and even new modes of constituent power, both within and beyond national societies. This seminar also contains a partial focus on recent national and international jurisprudence.   

Course Plan   

Seminar 1: National States and Transnational law

Date/Time: 3 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: What is transnational law?

Reading:

  • Jessup, Philip C. (1947), ‘The Subjects of a Modern Law of Nations.’ Michigan Law Review 45(4): 383-408.
  • Koh, Harold Hongju (1996), ‘Transnational Legal Process.’ Nebraska Law Review 75: 181-207. 
  • Scott, Craig (2009), ‘“Transnational Law” as Proto-Concept: Three Conceptions.’ German Law Journal 10(7): 859-876.
  • Teubner, Gunther (2012), Constitutional Fragments. Societal Constitutionalism and Globalization. Oxford University Press.
  • Zumbansen, Peer (2006), ‘Transnational Law’ in Jan Smits (ed.), Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 738-754

Seminar 2: The national state as a sociological category

Date/Time: 4 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am 

Theme: Rival patterns of nation making

Reading:

  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), A Sociology of Transnational Constitutions: The Social Foundations of the Post-National Legal Structure. Cambridge University Press, Chapters 1, 4 
  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), ‘The Constitutionalization of Labour Law and the Crisis of National Democracy’ in Poul F. Kjaer and Niklas Olsen (eds), Critical Theories of Crisis in Europe: From Weimar to the Euro. London: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 89-106.

Seminar 3: Transnational Constitutional States? Russia, India, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Bolivia

Date/Time: 5 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am 

Theme: Social functions of transnational constitutional norms  

Cases:

  • Colombian Constitutional Court: T-025/04; Auto-092/08.
  • Indian Supreme Court: Bandhua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India [(1984) 3 SCC 161
  • South African Constitutional Court: S v Makwanyane and Another (CCT3/94) [1995] ZACC 3; 1995 (6) BCLR 665; 1995 (3) SA 391; [1996] 2
  • Kenyan High Court: Mitu-Bell Welfare Society v Attorney General & 2 others[2013] eKLR
  • Bolivian Constitutional Court: 1422/2012

Seminar 4: Global politics or global law?

Date/Time: 24 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: The rise of the global legal system

Reading:

  • Held, David (1997), ‘Democracy and Globalization.’ Global Governance 3: 251-267.
  • Shaw, Martin (2000), Theory of the Global State. Globality as Unfinished Business. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wendt, Alexander (2003), ‘Why a World State is Inevitable.’ European Journal of International Relations 9: 491-542.
  • Milewicz, Karolina (2008) ‘Emerging Patterns of Global Constitutionalization: Toward a Conceptual Framework.’ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16(2): 413-436.
  • Shany, Yuval (2009), ‘No Longer a Weak Department of Power? Reflections on the Emergence of New International Judiciary.’ European Journal of International Law 20(1): 73-91. 
  • Slaughter, Anne-Marie (2003), ‘A Global Community of Courts.’ Harvard International Law Journal 44(1): 191-219. 

Seminar 5: New patterns of constitutional democracy

Date/Time: 25 October, 9.30-12.00

Theme: Global judicial politics – The end of classical democracy?

Reading: 

  • Weiler, Joseph H.H. (1991), ‘The Transformation of Europe.’ Yale Law Journal100: 2404-2483.
  • Hirschl, Ran (2000), ‘The Political Origins of Judicial Empowerment through Constitutionalization: Lessons from Four Constitutional Revolutions.’ Law and Social Inquiry: 91-149.
  • Ferejohn, John (2002), ‘Judicializing Politics, Politicizing Law.’ Law and Contemporary Problems 65(3) (2002): 41-68. 
  • Stone Sweet, Alec (2009), ‘Constitutionalism, Legal Pluralism, and International Relations.’ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16(2): 621-645.
  • Tate, Neal C. 

Seminar 6: New patterns of democratic agency

Date/Time: 26 October, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: Political democracy as legal democracy

Reading:     

  • Stone Sweet, Alec and Jud Mathews (2008), ‘Proportionality Balancing and Constitutionalism.’ Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 47: 73-165.
  • Kumm, Mattias (2006), ‘Who is Afraid of the Total Constitution? Constitutional Rights as Principles and the Constitutionalization of Private Law.’ German Law Journal 7(4): 341-369. 
  • Lamaitre Ropoll, Julieta and Sandvik Kristin Bergtora (2015), ‘Shifting Frames, Vanishing Resources, and Dangerous Political Opportunities: Legal Mobilization among Displaced Women in Colombia.’ Law & Society Review 49(1): 5-38.
  • Rodríguez Garavito, César and Diana Rodríguez Franco (2010), Cortes y cambio social – Cómo la Corte Constitucional transformó el desplazamiento forzado en Colombia(Bogota: Dejusticia)
  • Cummings, Scott L. (2008), ‘The Internationalization of Public Interest Law.’ Duke Law Journal 57(4): 891-1036. 
  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), ‘The Global Legal System and the Procedural Construction of Constituent Power.’ Global Constitutionalism 5(3)

Additional classes

Date/Time: 6 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

PhD Discussion groups

Date/Time: 27 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

PhD Discussion groups

O Professor Chris Thornhill, titular em Direito na Universidade de Manchester, Inglaterra, estará durante o mês de Outubro em Brasília proferindo um curso intensivo sobre o seu novo livro “A Sociology of Transnational Constitutional Law: The Rise of the Global Legal System”. O livro é fruto de seu projeto “The Sociology of the Transnational Constitution” financiado com um Advanced Grant pelo Conselho de Pesquisa Europeu. 

O projeto foi integrado por um grupo de pesquisadores especialistas em direito, história e sociologia e conta com estudos de caso de países como África do Sul, Argentina, Brasil, Bolívia, Canadá, Casaquistão, Chile, China, Colômbia, Egito, Estados Unidos, Ghana, Índia, Irã, Inglaterra, Kênia e Rússia. 

Com base nesta investigação, desenvolvida ao longo dos últimos 3 anos, o curso, financiado pela CAPES dentro do programa Professor Visitante do Exterior (PVE), analisará a emergência de um sistema de normas constitutionais transnacionais na sociedade contemporânea, buscando analisar o processo de criação de normas transnacionais com efeito constitucional por meio de uma perspectiva macro-sociológica.

O curso estará dividido em 6 seminários com duração de 2 horas e meia cada, distribuídos durante a primeira e última semanas de Outubro. 

Além dos 6 seminários, serão realizadas duas sessões extras para a discussão de dissertações e teses, prioritariamente de alunos de pós-graduação da UnB, com base nos textos discutidos durante os seminários. As apresentações realizadas durante estas sessões, que deverão vir acompanhadas de um sumário de aproximadamente 1500 palavras, contarão como avaliação final da disciplina, que valerá 2 créditos para os alunos matriculados na UnB. O tempo de apresentação dependerá do número de alunos inscritos na disciplina. Todo o curso será proferido em inglês e certificados serão distribuidos ao final.

Estudantes de graduação e pós da UnB têm prioridade na matrícula, mas também serão disponibilizadas vagas para alunos de outras IES e para o público externo. As vagas são limitadas e serão preenchidas de acordo com a ordem de matrícula.

  1. Mais informações sobre o projeto “The Sociology of the Transnational Constitution” podem ser encontradas em : http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/milc/research/projects/sociology-of-the-transnational-constitution/
  2. Para realizar sua matrícula, envie um email indicando seu nome, afiliação, curso e número de matrícula para email secretaria até o dia 27 de setembro.
  3. Todo o material de leitura do curso será disponibilizado, por email, aos alunos devidamente matriculados.  
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Para realizar sua matrícula, vá até a secretaria da Pós-Graduação da Faculdade de Direito ou envie um email indicando seu nome, afiliação, curso e número de matrícula para Este endereço de email está sendo protegido de spambots. Você precisa do JavaScript ativado para vê-lo., preferencialmente até o dia 27 de setembro. Caso haja vagas remanescentes, o prazo para matrícula poderá ser estendido. Coloque como título da mensagem: "Matrícula Curso Chris Thornhill". 

Chris Thornhill: Intensive Course, University of Brasilia, October 2016 

A Sociology of Transnational Constitutional Law: The Rise of the Global Legal System

Course Outline

This course is intended to provide a unique analysis of the emergence of a system of transnational constitutional norms in contemporary society, and it seeks to construct a macro-sociological framework to explain the rise of transnational norms with constitutional effect. 

In Seminar 1, the course addresses these questions by examining the nature and definition of transnational law. It critically canvasses salient literature on this topic, and it assesses the conditions under which transnational law might claim constitutional standing. 

In Seminar 2, it approaches these questions from a more purely sociological perspective: by examining the relation of transnational law to national states, by problematizing the concept of national constitutional law, and by discussing the interrelation between transnational legal norms and national institutions. In this respect, the course engages critically with common periodizations of national state formation and common constructions of sovereign statehood. It argues that many national states only obtained stable constitutional orders as they were locked into an overarching system of transnational legal norms. 

The course then covers a range of empirical material in order to illuminate the ways in which international legal norms are integrated in domestic constitutional systems, and it considers the sociological impacts of this process in a number of different countries, in different areas of the globe. In Seminar 3, accordingly, the course evaluates recent case law from superior courts in a range of states, showing how the constructive assimilation of international norms has played a role in national constitution making, national institutional solidification, and nation building more generally. By way of example, it focuses on leading case law in India, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia and Bolivia. It also discusses developments in other societies, notably Russia.

In Seminar 4, the course places these constitutional developments in a broad global perspective, framing the rise of transnational legal norms in a wide theory of global institutions. In this respect, the course is designed to challenge more established theories of global or cosmopolitan statehood. In contrast to such views, it argues that contemporary society is characterized, not by the growth of global politics, but by the increasing autonomy of the global legal system: the political system is becoming a legal system. 

Seminar 5 assesses the implications of these processes for classical patterns of democracy and democratic accountability. It critically addresses the standard literature concerning the global increase in judicial authority. 

In Seminar 6, the course concludes by addressing new patterns of democratic agency in contemporary society, and it assesses ways in which the growing autonomy of the legal system has stimulated new modes of political practice and even new modes of constituent power, both within and beyond national societies. This seminar also contains a partial focus on recent national and international jurisprudence.   

Course Plan   

Seminar 1: National States and Transnational law

Date/Time: 3 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: What is transnational law?

Reading:

  • Jessup, Philip C. (1947), ‘The Subjects of a Modern Law of Nations.’ Michigan Law Review 45(4): 383-408.
  • Koh, Harold Hongju (1996), ‘Transnational Legal Process.’ Nebraska Law Review 75: 181-207. 
  • Scott, Craig (2009), ‘“Transnational Law” as Proto-Concept: Three Conceptions.’ German Law Journal 10(7): 859-876.
  • Teubner, Gunther (2012), Constitutional Fragments. Societal Constitutionalism and Globalization. Oxford University Press.
  • Zumbansen, Peer (2006), ‘Transnational Law’ in Jan Smits (ed.), Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 738-754

Seminar 2: The national state as a sociological category

Date/Time: 4 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am 

Theme: Rival patterns of nation making

Reading:

  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), A Sociology of Transnational Constitutions: The Social Foundations of the Post-National Legal Structure. Cambridge University Press, Chapters 1, 4 
  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), ‘The Constitutionalization of Labour Law and the Crisis of National Democracy’ in Poul F. Kjaer and Niklas Olsen (eds), Critical Theories of Crisis in Europe: From Weimar to the Euro. London: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 89-106.

Seminar 3: Transnational Constitutional States? Russia, India, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Bolivia

Date/Time: 5 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am 

Theme: Social functions of transnational constitutional norms  

Cases:

  • Colombian Constitutional Court: T-025/04; Auto-092/08.
  • Indian Supreme Court: Bandhua Mukti Morcha v. Union of India [(1984) 3 SCC 161
  • South African Constitutional Court: S v Makwanyane and Another (CCT3/94) [1995] ZACC 3; 1995 (6) BCLR 665; 1995 (3) SA 391; [1996] 2
  • Kenyan High Court: Mitu-Bell Welfare Society v Attorney General & 2 others[2013] eKLR
  • Bolivian Constitutional Court: 1422/2012

Seminar 4: Global politics or global law?

Date/Time: 24 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: The rise of the global legal system

Reading:

  • Held, David (1997), ‘Democracy and Globalization.’ Global Governance 3: 251-267.
  • Shaw, Martin (2000), Theory of the Global State. Globality as Unfinished Business. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wendt, Alexander (2003), ‘Why a World State is Inevitable.’ European Journal of International Relations 9: 491-542.
  • Milewicz, Karolina (2008) ‘Emerging Patterns of Global Constitutionalization: Toward a Conceptual Framework.’ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16(2): 413-436.
  • Shany, Yuval (2009), ‘No Longer a Weak Department of Power? Reflections on the Emergence of New International Judiciary.’ European Journal of International Law 20(1): 73-91. 
  • Slaughter, Anne-Marie (2003), ‘A Global Community of Courts.’ Harvard International Law Journal 44(1): 191-219. 

Seminar 5: New patterns of constitutional democracy

Date/Time: 25 October, 9.30-12.00

Theme: Global judicial politics – The end of classical democracy?

Reading: 

  • Weiler, Joseph H.H. (1991), ‘The Transformation of Europe.’ Yale Law Journal100: 2404-2483.
  • Hirschl, Ran (2000), ‘The Political Origins of Judicial Empowerment through Constitutionalization: Lessons from Four Constitutional Revolutions.’ Law and Social Inquiry: 91-149.
  • Ferejohn, John (2002), ‘Judicializing Politics, Politicizing Law.’ Law and Contemporary Problems 65(3) (2002): 41-68. 
  • Stone Sweet, Alec (2009), ‘Constitutionalism, Legal Pluralism, and International Relations.’ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16(2): 621-645.
  • Tate, Neal C. 

Seminar 6: New patterns of democratic agency

Date/Time: 26 October, 9.30-12.00 am

Theme: Political democracy as legal democracy

Reading:     

  • Stone Sweet, Alec and Jud Mathews (2008), ‘Proportionality Balancing and Constitutionalism.’ Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 47: 73-165.
  • Kumm, Mattias (2006), ‘Who is Afraid of the Total Constitution? Constitutional Rights as Principles and the Constitutionalization of Private Law.’ German Law Journal 7(4): 341-369. 
  • Lamaitre Ropoll, Julieta and Sandvik Kristin Bergtora (2015), ‘Shifting Frames, Vanishing Resources, and Dangerous Political Opportunities: Legal Mobilization among Displaced Women in Colombia.’ Law & Society Review 49(1): 5-38.
  • Rodríguez Garavito, César and Diana Rodríguez Franco (2010), Cortes y cambio social – Cómo la Corte Constitucional transformó el desplazamiento forzado en Colombia(Bogota: Dejusticia)
  • Cummings, Scott L. (2008), ‘The Internationalization of Public Interest Law.’ Duke Law Journal 57(4): 891-1036. 
  • Thornhill, Chris (2016), ‘The Global Legal System and the Procedural Construction of Constituent Power.’ Global Constitutionalism 5(3)

Additional classes

Date/Time: 6 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

PhD Discussion groups

Date/Time: 27 October 2016, 9.30-12.00 am

PhD Discussion groups