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Law‘s Conception of Politics and Political Conceptions of Law

with presentations by

Georg Nolte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Lea Ypi, London School of Economics and Political Science

Christoph Möllers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast/University of Michigan Law School

Suan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School

Gunnar Folke Schuppert, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Neil Walker, The University of Edinburgh

Jan-Werner Müller, Princeton University

Hauke Brunkhorst, Europa-Universität Flensburg

The distinction between law and politics is central to modernity. Law and politics refer to each other and are structurally connected. But how exactly are they interconnected? Is law the result of political decision? Is politics, even the exercise of constituant power, legally constrained? To what extent is politics constituted by law? Which conception of the political is connected to the liberal- democratic constitutional state?