Constitutional courts and transnational solidarity conflicts

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.
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Conflict and conflict resolution

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.
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Research material

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.
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Research aims

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.
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Affiliation

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.
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The Team

  • Dr. Anuscheh Farahat

    Dr. Farahat Anuscheh, LL.M. (Berkeley), leads an Emmy-Noether research group on the role of constitutional courts in transnational solidarity conflicts in Europe at Goethe University Frankfurt a.M. funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). She is also a Senior Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.
  • Dr. Marius Hildebrand

    Dr. Marius Hildebrand is a postdoctoral sociologist. He is working in an Emmy-Noether research group on the role of constitutional courts in the transnational solidarity conflicts emerging against the backdrop of the financial and economic crisis in the Eurozone. The research group is affiliated with the Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.
  • Teresa Violante

    Teresa Violante is a lawyer specialized in Constitutional Law. She is currently working as a research fellow in the Emmy-Noether research group “Transnational Solidarity Conflicts” on the role of constitutional courts in such conflicts. She has studied in Coimbra, Utrecht, Padova, London and Lisbon. She holds a European Master´s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the Università Degli Studi di Padova ...
  • Katharina König

    Katharina König is a student assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She is working in the research group on the role of constitutional courts in transnational solidarity conflicts in Europe, induced by the financial crisis of 2008.  Since 2014 she is studying law at the University of Heidelberg and has completed a semester abroad at the KU Leuven in Belgium within the Erasmus programme ...

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