Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies

Austerity and Law in Europe

16June2016 17June2016 13:00

Workshop

In the wake of the global financial crisis, which peaked in 2008, the concept of ‘austerity’ assumed center stage in European politics. The workshop aims at laying down the framework for discussing the concept of austerity, including diverse synergies between austerity, the law and institutions in contemporary Europe. Registration for this event is mandatory.

Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking

The workshop is organized within the project ’The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking', in cooperation with ACCESS EUROPE: European Constitutionalism Theme.

Background and Aim

In the wake of the global financial crisis, which peaked in 2008, the concept of ‘austerity’ assumed center stage in European politics, polarizing domestic constituencies, and leading to the formation of anti-austerity political parties in a number of countries. The virtues and dangers of austerity policies have dominated political debates and electoral campaigns both at the EU level and in a number of its member states.

While several scholarly contributions have engaged with the consequences of austerity from the perspective of various political and legal fields (such as monetary union, economic governance, or European semester), a more systematic debate about the conceptual foundations, and legal and political consequences of ‘austerity politics’ is yet to take place in Europe. The workshop aims at laying down this framework for discussing the concept of austerity, including diverse synergies between austerity, the law and institutions in contemporary Europe. 

Speakers

  • Prof. Emilios Christodoulidis (University of Glasgow)
  • Prof. Pierre Defraigne (College of Europe)
  • Dr Isabel Feichtner (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Ioannis Katsaroumpas (University of Sussex)
  • Dr Clemens Kaupa (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Clara Mattei (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
  • Prof. Agustín José Menéndez (Universidad de León/ARENA)
  • Dr Margot Salomon (London School of Economics)
  • Prof. Harm Schepel (University of Kent)
  • Dr Leopold Specht, Specht & Partner
  • Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (University of Oxford)

Registration and Attendance

The workshop takes place in the afternoon of 16 June 2016 and in the morning of 17 June 2016.

Attendance is free of charge, but due to limited room capacity subject to registration. Registration is closed. Should you be very interested in attending, then please contact the organizers Marija Bartl (M.Bartl@uva.nl) or Markos Karavias (M.Karavias@uva.nl).

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