19 june 2014

Workshop "Inequalities in Global economies: When the Rule of Law Rings Hollow"

on 19th and 20th June 2014

The workshop “Inequalities in Global economies: When the Rule of Law Rings Hollow” proposed by Huri ISLAMOGLU, Associate Fellow at IAS-Nantes, brought together lawyers, economists, social scientists to talk about one of the ‘hottest’ issues of our times, namely, income and wealth disparities in present global capitalism and what it means from the point of law which defines and secures ’the capitalist order of property’.



Huri ISLAMOGLU, Economic History, Emeritus Professor, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Associate Member of IAS-Nantes.

Harry ARTHURS, Law and Political Science, Professor, York University, Canada.

Alonso BARROS, Law and anthropology, Senior Research Fellow Fundación Patrimonal Desierto de Atacama, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2012-2013.

Upendra BAXI, Law, Professor, University of Dehli (India) and University of Warwick (UK), Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2011-2012.

Emilios CHRISTODOULIDIS, Legal theory, Professor, School of Law, University of Glasgow, UK, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2010-2011.

Christine HARRINGTON, Politics, Professor, Institute for Law and Society  and  New York University School of Law, USA.

Samuel JUBE, Law and Accounting, Director of IAS-Nantes.

Brian LANGILLE, Law, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2011-2012.

Ota de LEONARDIS, Sociology, Professor, University Bicocca, Milan, Italy, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IAS-Nantes.

Bin LI, Law, Professor, Beijing Normal University, School of Law, China, Fellow at IAS-Nantes 2011-2012.

Joachim NETTELBECK, Fellow at IAS-Nantes 2013-2014.

Fikret SENSES, Economics, Professor, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Gonzalo SOZZO Law, Professor National University of Littoral Santa Fe, Argentina, Fellow at IAS-Nantes 2011-2012.

Alain SUPIOT, Law, Professor, College de France, Founder and Emeritus member of the IAS-Nantes.



Yavuz AYKAN, Supriya ROUTH, Sudhir CHANDRA, Ashis NANDY, Fellows at IAS-Nantes in 2013-2014

Parvis GHASSEM-FACHANDI, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute, Fellow at IAS-Nantes in 2012-2013

Aspasia NANAKI, Secretary General of IAS-Nantes

Suresh SHARMA, Correspondant Member at IAS-Nantes, Former Associate Fellow from 2010 to 2013



Thursday June 19th, 2014

09:30-09:45     Opening remarks by Huri ISLAMOGLU (workshop synopsis)

09:45-10:30     Key Note speech by Samuel JUBÉ

11:00-12:30     Session I

Neo-liberal Global Economies: Their Legalities, Inequalities

Chair: Joachim NETTELBECK

> Christine HARRINGTON: Who “Comes Out Ahead” in Transnational Investment Disputing? The Case of NAFTA Networks
> Fikret SENSES: Inequality: How Much We Know? What is to be done? A Turkish Perspective.

12:30–14:00     lunch break

14:00-16:00     Session II

Why does the Rule of Law Ring Hollow or Does it have to? Is there a Justice of Politics over the Justice of Law?


> Harry ARTHURS: The “Majestic Equality” of the Law: Why Constitutional Strategies do not Produce Equality
> Upendra BAXI: Towards Reasonable Pluralism in a Global Age?
> Brian LANGILLE: Must the Rule of Law Ring Hollow?


Friday, June 20th, 2014

9:00-10:30     Session III

Inequality through Conceptual Blinders of Neo-Liberal Reality

Chair: Upendra BAXI

> Ota de LEONARDIS: On reconceptions about inequality
> Alonso BARROS: (E)merging properties and identities in the Atacama Desert: extractive industry due diligence and eco-political consultation with indigenous peoples over water, copper and lithium (Antofagasta, Chile)

10:45-12:45     Session IV

Non- Liberal Imaginings of Law and Government of Global Capitalism: Rule by law, Living law, Sovereign Governments, New Constitutionalism – Is this where to look for social justice, political participation?

Chair: Brian LANGILLE

> Huri ISLAMOGLU: New Politics of Governing Global Capitalism: Government and law made accessible?

> Bin LI: Rule of Law, Private Property and Social Inequality in China: Some reflection over the limit of rule of law and its implementation in the Chinese context

> Gonzalo SOZZO: New legal conceptions of development in south America

13:00-14:00     lunch break

14:00-15:00     Alain SUPIOT: Concluding Remarks and Discussion