This newsletter is the first one written in English for an English speaking/reading audience. It is based on the French newsletter (here), with some adaptations. The site to which this letter refers (www.ledroitdelafontaine.fr), now contains an « English site » tab, which includes texts in English about law and in particular about constitutional law. This part of …Lire la suite... Thinking Our Time (3/3)
Is Liberalism a Condition For or an Obstacle to Democracy? A Short Institutional History of the « Liberal Trap » By Lauréline Fontaine, Full Professor in Constitutionnal Law, Sorbonne Nouvelle University (France) This study will be part of the book directed by Sandra Laugier et Dominique Rousseau, La démocratie, une idée-force, to be published, Mare et Martin, …Lire la suite... Is Liberalism a Condition For or an Obstacle to Democracy?
By Lauréline FontaineFull Professor in Constitutionnal Law, Sorbonne Nouvelle University (France) This paper was first published in French in Aude Bouveresse and Dominique Ritleng (eds.), The Effectiveness of the European Union Law, Bruylant, Brussels, 2018. Many references thus are in French but it does not alter the understanding of the description of how and on …Lire la suite... Effectiveness and European Union Law from a Societal Perspective
This text derives from a introductory conference at the University of Tours seminar (France) on the anglo-american neoliberalism in march 2021. Law and society under the tropism of the neoliberal explanation: contemporary elements For those who use it, the term « neoliberalism » (and its derivatives) is used today to explain all or part of the way …Lire la suite... Law and society under the tropism of the neoliberal explanation: contemporary elements
By Violaine Delteil, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Sorbonne Nouvelle University and Lauréline Fontaine, Professor of Constitutional Law, Sorbonne Nouvelle University French version here First published in 1913, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States almost immediately became a classic among American historians and politicians. The work of Charles A. Beard was to …Lire la suite... About the Economic Imprint of the American Constitution, cross-reading of Charles Beard
The original strategisation of constitutional writing (and re-writing) By Lauréline Fontaine Professor in Constitutional Law – www.ledroitdelafontaine.fr This text will appear in the book directed by Emeric Nicolas and Jacqueline Guittard, “Les narrations de la norme”, ed. Mare et Martin, 2020, following the colloquium they organised on 19 and 20 November 2019 at the University …Lire la suite... The original strategisation of constitutional writing (and re-writing)
The (un)reason of contemporary constitutional law. Elements for a balance sheet by Lauréline FONTAINE Professor of Constitutional Law – Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle Author of the website www.ledroitdelafontaine.fr Foreword (April 2020) This text was completed on January 30, 2019. It is part of the book Mélanges en l’honneur du professeur Dominique Rousseau. Constitution. Justice. …Lire la suite... The (Un)reason of Contemporary Constitutional Law.
Rapport effectué pour la réunion du MEDEL en juin 2919 par Mariarosaria Guglielmi/ Report delivered at the MEDEL meeting in June 2019 by Mariarosaria Guglielmi Mariarosaria Guglielmi is currently deputy prosecutor in Roma (Italy) and general secretary of Magistratura Democratica. She is the vice president of « MEDEL », Magistrats européens pour la Démocratie (European Judges for …Lire la suite... Justice in Italy Today by Salvini/ La justice dans l’Italie de Salvini
Entretien avec Justice Aftab Alam par Lauréline Fontaine et Alain Supiot, à Nantes le 15 mai 2017 Justice Aftab Alam a été membre de la Cour Suprême d’Inde jusqu’en 2013, après avoir eu une longue carrière d’avocat puis de juge. Il est connu pour défendre une vision pluraliste et séculière de la société indienne, ce …Lire la suite... Entretien avec Justice Aftab Alam
The Constitutional Imaginary versus the Fiction of Constitutional Law Translated from the French by John Angell The French version of this essay will appear in Jurisprudence, Revue Critique, 2016, vol. 2. and is on line The idea that constitutions bring what they say into existenceis widely accepted. The act of enunciation makes fictional entities become …Lire la suite... The Constitutional Imaginary versus the Fiction of Constitutional Law