The research project reconstructs conflicts over distribution and recognition within the EU, which have intensified during the Eurozone-crisis, as transnational solidarity conflicts. It analyzes particularly the role national and European constitutional courts play in these conflicts.
The Eurozone crisis is accompanied by a politicization of European governance. Transnational solidarity conflicts, which were pacified for a long time within the paradigm of a permissive consensus, have now developed a new quality. The tsc-project analyzes how these conflicts might be articulated and if constitutional courts may resolve them productively.
The research projects deals with the role of constitutional and apex courts in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain as well as on the EU-level. It analyzes more than 100 judgements with regard to their management of transnational solidarity conflicts in the context of the Eurozone crisis.
The tsc-project pursues three research aims: (1) to describe the dynamics of transnational solidarity conflicts and the institutional possibilities of their articulation; (2) to understand the consequences of tsc in the deep structures of national constitutional law; (3) to provide a normative yardstick for the role of constitutional courts in tsc.
The research project is affiliated at the Goethe-University Frankfurt and will be conducted in an intensive collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. It was launched on the 1st of March 2017 and is scheduled for five years.
Workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law
On 6 and 7 June, the interdisciplinary workshop “Contesting Austerity. A Socio-legal Inquiry into Resistance to Austerity“ that we had conceived together with Xabier Arzoz, from the University of the Basque Country, has taken place at the Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law. Over twenty European scholars have dealt with the political, societal and judicial implications of the eurozone crisis and the diverse modes of contesting austerity ...
Anuscheh Farahat's Professorship for Public Law, Migration Law and Human Rights
Anuscheh Farahat has been appointed professor for public law, migration law and human rights at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Given Anuscheh’s new position in Erlangen, our research project will also move from Goethe-University Frankfurt to Friedrich-Alexander University Nürnberg-Erlangen by March 2019 ...
Transnational Solidarity Conflicts: Constitutional Courts as Fora for and Players in Conflict Resolution
The TSC-project comprises a research group at Goethe-University Frankfurt and is also affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for `Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL), Heidelberg. It is led by Anuscheh Farahat and funded by the German Research Fouled ndation (DFG) through its Emmy-Noether-Programme ...