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March 6-8, 2020
University of Victoria
The populist challenge ought to prompt greater clarity on the relationship between constitutionalism, the rule of law, and democratic governance; to stimulate the development of national and supranational institutions; and to prompt one to better understand the nature of and interpret national constitutions and supranational law. The purpose of this symposium is to advance responses that aim to better coordinate democracy and constitutionalism.
The Centre for Global Studies, the Faculty of Law, the Europe Canada Network Initiative, Canada-Europe Dialogues on Democracy (EUCAnet.org CEDoD) and the Cedar Trees Institute (CTI) at the University of Victoria, the Faculty of Law at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Research Group “Constitutional Populism: Friend or Foe of Constitutional Democracy” at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, funded partially by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.
International Conference at the University of Victoria
FACULTY OF LAW, THE MURRAY AND ANNE FRASER BUILDING, ROOM 152
6 March 2020 | 2:30 – 4:30pm
Richard Bellamy, University College London
“When is Democracy Constitutional? On the Relations between Political, Populist and
PART OF THE VICTORIA COLLOQUIUM
* All Welcome *
7-8 March 2020 | SESSIONS | 8:30am – 5:30pm
* Registration Mandatory *
A. Understanding the Populist Challenge
B. Populism, Courts, and the Rule of Law
C. Populism’s Democratic People
D. Populist Democracy and Supra-National Norms
E. Democratic Rule of Law?
F. Responding to Populism’s Democratic Challenge
GUEST SPEAKERS: Eszter Bodnár Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary); Thibault Biscahie
York University (Canada); Adam Czarnota University of New South Wales (Australia); John Erik Fossum University of Oslo (Norway); Hoi Kong University of British Columbia (Canada); Peter Kraus University of Augsburg (Germany); János Mécs Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary); Maria Popova McGill University (Canada); Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary); Kristen Rundle University of Melbourne (Australia); Michał Stambulski University of Wrocław (Poland); Silvia Suteu University College London (United Kingdom); Daniel Weinstock McGill University (Canada)
UVIC SPEAKERS: John Borrows, Faculty of Law; Patricia Cochran, Faculty of Law; Colin Macleod, Department of Philosophy; Pablo Ouziel, Department of Political Science, Centre for Global Studies; Oliver Schmidtke, Department of History and Political Science, Centre for Global Studies; Jeremy Webber, Faculty of Law