Presentation by Shamiran Mako, 27 May 2013

‘The Making and Unmaking of Constitutionalism in Iraq: Historical Developments and Post-2003 Implications’
PhD student Shamiran Mako, Department of Politics, University of Edinburgh
Ken Mason Suite, Old College, 15:00 to 16:00

Suggested readings for the meeting are:

Chair: Silvia Suteu

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Presentation by Carlo Colombo, 21 May 2013


‘Regions before the European Courts: Which Entities and Which Rationale?’

Visiting PhD student Carlo Colombo, Pavia University, Milan

Ken Mason Suite, Old College, 21 May 2013, 15:00 to 16:00

In many member States important competences are allocated to regional entities and, in recent years, European Courts have been increasingly sensitive to the interests of these sub-national governments. The presentation will analyse how the European Courts contribute to give shape to the regional dimension of Member States. After assessing the case law of the Courts, it tries to understand how European Union Law promotes this devolution of powers and explores the possibility to expand the application of these judgments to other Regions, such as ScotlandDSCN0540

Chair: Tom Daly


MacCormick Seminar by Prof Zoran Oklopcic, 7 May 2013

Matryoshkas in the Periphery, or, Should Constitutional Pluralism be Provincialized?’

Prof Zoran Oklopcic, Carleton University, Canada, MacCormick Fellow

Ken Mason Suite, Old College, 15:00 to 16:30

The presentation addressed the possibility of the migration of the idea of constitutional pluralism outside of the European Union, its ‘regional comfort zone’. Using as a foil recursive constitutional claims of ultimate authority in the former Yugoslavia, the talk offered a preliminary sketch of a normative case for provincialized constitutional pluralism—not in the EU, but in its periphery.

Chair: Silvia Suteu

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