Events


The State in Analytical and Normative Profile

Max Weber Lecture by Philip Pettit (Princeton and Australian National University) 18 May 2016, 17:00-19:00 Badia, Refettorio Summary by MW Fellow Guy Aitchison (SPS 2015-2016) Professor Philip Pettit began his lecture with the observation that much recent political philosophy has focused on what the state should do, rather than what the state should be. This […]

Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict

Max Weber Lecture by Reva Siegel (Yale University) 16 March 2016, 17:00-19:00 Badia, Refettorio Summary by MW Fellow Byliana Petkova (LAW 2015-2017) Yale Law School Professor Reva Siegel’s lecture, titled ‘Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict’, gave a rich account of social mobilization and counter-mobilization, the role of judicial […]

The Electoral Tango: The Evolution of Electoral Integrity in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes

Max Weber Lecture by Sarah Birch, University of Glasgow, 17 February 2016, 17:00-18:30 Badia, Refettorio Summary by MW Fellow Tobias Lenz (SPS 2015-2016) On Wednesday, February 17, Prof. Sarah Birch delivered the fifth Max Weber lecture, titled ‘The Electoral Tango: The Evolution of Electoral Integrity in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes.’ Prof. Birch has worked on the issue […]

The Rise of International Courts: Normative and Sociological Approaches

A Max Weber Multidisciplinary Workshop 17 May 2016 Badia, Theatre This multidisciplinary workshop examines the rise of international courts and tribunals (ICs) and the underlying international legal system from a normative and sociological standpoint. The workshop centers around the question of what makes, if anything, the ICs and the international legal system legitimate. Normative and […]