Mezinárodní workshop (Call for papers): Practices and Techniques: Assembling the Social Through Law, 17. a 18. května 2017
Katedra politologie a sociologie
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Centre for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA), Ústav státu a práva, Akademie věd ČR,
vás srdečně zve na workshop
Practices and Techniques: Assembling the Social Through Law
Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza University of Rome - Italy),
Alain Pottage (London School of Economics),
Laurent de Sutter (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
As the landscape of statehood morphs, legal techniques feed off unprecedented autonomy and self-sufficiency. With the waning of state politics as a claim-making venue where social actors could obtain a visibility laden with pragmatic effects, today’s theolegality emphasizes law being an instrument to produce effects. More than the seat of justice or a dispute-settlement machinery, the legal realm is the place where subjects produce their own reality by (re)describing what they are and do through the legal jargon. However, most jurisprudential paradigms are still tied up to views that objectify and solidify actors: judicial elites, law firms, laypeople – sedimented macro-actors that stably dwell in the new scenery. This workshop takes stock of recent advances in social theory that contend the social as being continuously done and undone by those who create connections and produce networks. The aim of the workshop is to contaminate approaches to the changing legal landscape in order for them to be able to grapple with how legal actors (experts, laypeople, legal categories and legal objects) are being assembled and reassembled.
We invite papers on the following topics:
- How should we conceive a practice insofar as the law aims to govern it?
- How do legal means (rules, categories, words, objects) change practices as social actors use them to provide an account of what they are doing with a view to producing legal effects?
- How is the processing of assembling and reassembling impacting on the conception of what law is?
- The final objective is to draw new philosophical and jurisprudential lines that might help foreground the key relation between social actors and legal techniques as the law becomes a space of political visibility.
The deadline for submissions is 5th of April 2017.
The corresponding author of selected paper will be informed by 10th of May 2017.
Please send your abstracts to: petr.agha @ centrum.cz
Please register: petr.agha @ centrum.cz