Presentations and guest lectures

The project team regularly deliver presentations and lectures in the UK and overseas. Their recent presentations are listed below by team member:

Professor Chris Thornhill

  • ‘Legal Sociology and New Patterns of Democracy’, at Externally Funded Conference focused on the outcomes of this ERC project, with the title ‘Post-Colonial Perspectives on Sovereignty and Constitutionalism’, University of Cardiff (scheduled June 2016) View the event details
  • ’Sociological Approaches to Russian Constitutional Law’, at Conference with title ‘Administrative Procedures: Comparative Aspects’, Omsk Law Academy (Omsk, Russia), with Maria Smirnova, (May 2016)
  • ‘Developments in Constitutional Law: Between National and Global Norm Formation’, invited plenary lecture to mark 40th anniversary of Portuguese Constitution, ISCTE (Lisbon), (May 2016)
  • ’Developments in Constitutional Law: Between National and Global Norms’, Public Law Seminar, University of Oxford (May 2016)
  • ‘Use of Socio-Legal Methods in Research on Russian Law’, Faculty of Law, Moscow School of Economics, with Maria Smirnova  (April 2016) View the event details
  • ‘International law in Domestic Courts: Sociological Perspectives ’, Key-note lecture at Blischenko Congress, Russian International Law Conference, Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow (April 2016) Watch the event video
  • ‘Legal Accountability and Political Accountability of the State to Citizens’, Department of International Law, Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow, with Maria Smirnova, (December 2015)
  • ’Transnational law and the Procedural Construction of Constituent Power’, at conference on ‘Proceduralisation of the Law’, University of Frankfurt am Main (December 2015) View the event details 
  • ’The Formation of a Post-national Legal Structure’, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (August 2015)
  • ’Fundamental Rights and Constituent Power in Global Constitutionalism’, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota (August 2015) View the event details
  • ’A Sociology of International Human Rights Law’, University of Lisbon (April 2015) View the event details
  • *5 PhD Masterclasses on ’New Directions in the Sociology of Law’, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago de Chile (April 2015)
  • ’Individual Rights in International Law: A Sociological Inquiry’, at Conference on ’International Jurisprudence’, University of Copenhagen (December 2014) View the event details
  • ‘The Constitutionalization of Labour Law and the Failure of National Democracy’, at Conference on ‘European Crises from Weimar until Today’, Copenhagen Business School (December 2014).
  • ’The Hidden Hierarchy of Governance’, University of Bielefeld (November 2014)
  • ’Transnational Constitutional Law and the Beginnings of the Nation State’, University of Bremen (October 2014) 
  • ’The Sociology of Constitutional Rights – Are Religious Rights Different?’, University of Bielefeld (October 2014)
  • ’National Sovereignty and Transnational Law Revisited’, Guest lecture at Tribunal Regional Federal da 4ª Região (TRF4) in Porto Alegre, Brazil (August 2014) View the event details and presentations
  • ‘Sociological Constitutionalism 2: Contemporary Perspectives’, Unisinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil (August 2014)
  • ‘Sociological Constitutionalism 1: Historical Foundations’, Unisinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil (August 2014)
  • ‘Human Rights and the Global Political System’, Universidade Regional Integrada, Santo Angelo, Brazil (August 2014)
  • ’Mutations of International Law: Thinking Sociologically about Political Constitutionalism’, Modern Law Review Conference on ‘Constitutionalism(s)’, Warwick University (June 2014) View the event details
  • ‘The Sociological Origins of Global Law’, Inaugurating lecture for Research Centre for Law and Society in Global Context, Queen Mary, University of London (April 2014)
  • ‘The Crisis of Corporatism and the Rise of International Law’, at Conference on the Institutional Transformation of European Political Economy, Copenhagen Business School (January 2014) View the event details