Democracy in Diversity: Indian and European Perspectives - Part 3

Delhi, March 03-06, 2016

The next workshop of the "Law, Politics and Constitutionalism" focus area will be organised on March 03th to 06th, 2016, in Delhi.

In cooperation with the Dottorato in Diritto Comparato e Processi d’integrazione (PhD Program in Comparative Law and Integration Processes), Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli.

 The conveners are Prof. Philipp Dann (University of Giessen), Prof. Sitharamam Kakarala  (CSCS, Bangalore) and Kalyani Ramnath (Princeton Unviersity).


Thursday, March 3          Introduction and first discussion of the book concept


Friday, March 4:               Discussions on comparative methodology and democracy in India and the EU

                                               Morning: Central concepts and issues in comparative law 


                                               Texts:    Frankenberg, Comparing Constitutions, 2006

                                                               Ruskola, Legal Orientalism, Ch. 2, 2013


                                               Afternoon: Central concepts of constitutionalism and democracy in India and the EU

                                               Texts:    Stepan/Linz/Yadaf, Crafting State-Nations, Ch. 2, 2010

                                                               Craig, Integration, Democracy and Legitimacy, 2011  



Saturday, March 5:         Work and discussion on the book project

                                               Morning: Meeting of co-author-teams to discuss their ideas and sketches


                                               Afternoon: Presentation and discussion of the chapter sketches in the plenum

                                               Topics / teams: Constitutionalism, Democracy, Diversity, Federalism 



Sunday, March 6:            Work and discussion on the book project (continued)

                                               Morning: Presentation and discussion of chapter sketches

                                               Topics / teams: Parties and movements, elections, judicial review, citizenship


                                               Afternoon: Concluding discussion


Tommaso AMICO DI MEANE, PhD Candidate, Naples University (Italy)

Domenico AMIRANTE, Professor, Naples University (Italy)

Steffen AUGSBERG, Professor, University of Giessen (Germany)

Pritam BARUAH, TAssociate Professor, Jindal Global University (India)

Jürgen BAST, Professor, University of Giessen (Germany)

Maxim BÖNNEMANN, PhD Candidate, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Aparna CHANDRA, Associate Professor, National Law University Delhi (India)

Philipp DANN, Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Chandan GOWDA, Professor, Azim Premji University Bangalore (India)

Michaela HAILBRONNER, Senior Research Fellow, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Tanja Marielle HERKLOTZ, PhD Candidate, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Sitharamam KAKARALA, Professor, Azim Premji University Bangalore (India)

Sudhir KRISHNASWAMY, Professor, Azim Premji University Bangalore (India)

Jo Eric MURKENS, Professor, London School of Economics (UK)

Akila RAMALINGAM, Independent Researcher (India)

Usha RAMANATHAN, Independent Researcher (India)

Kalyani RAMNATH, PhD Candidate, Princeton University (USA)

Shalini RANDERIA, Professor, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna (Austria)

Sarbani SEN, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School (India)

Naveen TAYYIL, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (India)

Arun THIRUVENGADAM, Professor, Azim Premji University Bangalore (India)

Uwe VOLKMANN, Professor, University of Mainz (Germany)

Jelena Von ACHENBACH, Research Associate, University of Giessen (Germany)