lunedì 27 aprile 2015

MWP Multidisciplinary Research Workshop Series
Lunch Workshop
Seminar Room 2 – Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini, 9 – San Domenico di Fiesole
Friday 8 May 2015, h. 14.00-16.00
Organiser: Cristina Fasone (EUI, Max Weber Programme)
“Constitutions: How They Change and Evolve Through Institutional Practice”
What role do Constitutions play in national and supranational polities? How do they evolve over time? This workshop aims to discuss, in a comparative and EU perspective, issues like the legitimacy of constitutional amendments and their limits, the actors who drive constitutional change, the constitutional nature of conventions, the relationship between politics and Constitutions and the actual functioning of institutions despite formal rules.

(14.00-14.40) Speakers:
Richard Albert (Boston College Law School; Yale University,2015-16) – How Unwritten Constitutional Norms Change Written Constitutions
Thomas Beukers (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; EUI, Law Department) – The Desirability of Constitutional Conventions in the EU: the Case of the Commission Investiture

(14.40-15.10) Discussants:
Tania Groppi (University of Siena, Department of Business and Law)
Paolo Ponzano (EUI, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)
Giovanni Piccirilli (LUISS Guido Carli, Centre for Parliamentary Studies)

(15.10-16.00) Q&A and debate

Cristina Fasone


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